LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's soccer team recorded two goals in the first half as it went on to defeat Eastern Mennonite, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
First-year forward Jasmine Soo (Charleston, W.Va./Culver Academies) recorded her first collegiate goal at the 23:50 mark as she sent a breakaway shot past EMU (1-6-1, 0-2 ODAC) senior keeper Abby Diffenbach (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) for a 1-0 advantage. Junior midfielder/forward Allie Espina (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) added her first goal of the season just over five minutes later, providing all the offense the Generals (3-2, 2-0 ODAC) needed as they claimed the 2-0 victory.
For the match, W&L led EMU in both shots, 15-6, and corner kicks, 7-1.
Junior keeper Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90:00 for W&L, recording three saves. Diffenbach also played the duration, stopping five shots.
The Generals return to action on Wednesday as they travel to face Roanoke College for a 7:00 pm contest in Salem.
W&L – Jasmine Soo (unassisted) – 23:50
W&L – Allie Espina (unassisted) – 28:46
W&L – Emily Leary – 90:00, 0 GA, 3 saves
EMU – Abby Diffenbach – 90:00, 2 GA, 5 saves
W&L – 15 shots, 7 corner kicks, 3 saves, 9 fouls, 3 offsides
EMU – 6 shots, 1 corner kick, 5 saves, 3 fouls, 0 offsides