LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee first-year midfielder Katherine Rush (Cornelius, N.C./Providence Day School) netted a hat trick as the women's soccer team ran past Randolph College, 8-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
Rush wasted no time finding the net, scoring an unassisted goal just 12 seconds into the contest. It was another 15 minutes until W&L (4-1-1, 1-0-1 ODAC) struck again, as first-year midfielder Holley Beasley (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) headed a corner kick from senior defender Page Minton (Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green) to extend the Generals' lead to 2-0 with 15:21 on the clock.
Both Rush and Beasley added another goal in the opening stanza, with Rush's coming in the 19th minute and Beasley's in the 32nd minute as the Generals took a 4-0 advantage into the break.
Junior defender Alex Todd (New Orleans, La./Isidore Newman School) started the W&L scoring in the second half as she redirected a corner kick from classmate Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana), and Rush added her third goal of the contest just over one minute later to push the W&L lead to 6-0.
First-year forward Julia Lancaster (Atlanta, Ga./Atlanta International) and senior forward Kat Barnes (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) rounded out the Generals scoring as they improved to 4-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in ODAC action with the 8-0 win.
In net, senior Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90:00 recording one save. Randolph first-year keeper Hunter Gibson (Newport News, Va./Denbigh Baptist) also played the entire contest, registering 12 saves.
W&L returns to action on Saturday, traveling to face Eastern Mennonite. Game time is slated for 4:00 pm.
W&L – Katherine Rush (unassisted) – 0:12
W&L – Holley Beasley (Page Minton) – 15:21
W&L – Katherine Rush (unassisted) – 18:36
W&L – Holley Beasley (unassisted) – 31:07
W&L – Alex Todd (Ainsley Daigle) – 48:32
W&L – Katherine Rush (Katie Rossi) – 49:50
W&L – Julia Lancaster (unassisted) – 70:47
W&L – Kat Barnes (Lauren Williams) – 87:25
W&L – Emily Leary; 90:00, 0 GA, 1 save
RC – Hunter Gibson; 90:00, 8 GA, 12 saves
W&L – 38 shots, 14 corner kicks, 1 save, 7 fouls, 3 offsides
RC – 1 shot, 0 corner kicks, 12 saves, 5 fouls, 0 offsides