October 30, 2013

Women's Soccer Closes Out Regular Season With 2-1 Win Over Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team closed out its regular season with a 2-1 victory over the Bridgewater Eagles on Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, the Generals finished the regular season with a 15-2-1 overall record and 11-1 in ODAC play, while the Eagles fell to 10-7-1 and in 7-4-1 conference play.

First-year Tricia Jessee (Roanoke, Va. / Patrick Henry) started off the scoring with a tally at the 21:25 mark off a junior midfielder Holley Beasley (Virginia Beach, Va. / Norfolk Academy) assist to give W&L the 1-0 advantage at halftime.

Junior defender Lauren Abraham (Richmond, Va. / Mills Godwin) netted the insurance goal in the 47th minute off another Beasley assist to increase the Generals' lead to 2-0.

At the 50:21 mark, Eagles' defender Julia Baca controlled a pass from forward Sarah Conner to bring BC within one, but that is as close as they would get as the game ended 2-1 in favor of the Generals.

Sophomore Addie Healy (Waterford, Va. / Woodgrove) played all 90 minutes in goal for the Blue and White, finishing with two saves. Taylor Riley suffered the loss for the Eagles, finishing with two goals-against and six saves.

For the game, W&L outshot BC, 14-4, and held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.

The Generals will be back in action on Saturday when they host the ODAC Women's Soccer Tournament quarterfinals.

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