WINCHESTER, Va. – The second hat trick in the career of senior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) propelled the Washington and Lee women's soccer team to its fourth win in five games at Shenandoah on Friday night.
After surrendering an early goal, W&L (6-2-2, 3-1-1 ODAC) sophomore forward Sydney von Rosenberg (Boerne, Texas/Boerne-Samuel V. Champion) tied the game up, 1-1, the 10th minute on her fourth goal of the season. Less than five minutes later, Engeland got on the board and gave the Generals the lead, scoring her third penalty kick goal of the year.
In the 43rd minute and following a corner kick taken by von Rosenberg, Engeland found the back of the net to push the W&L lead to 3-1 before the first half came to a close. The senior finished off her second career hat trick in the 71st minute, scoring again off an assist from sophomore midfielder Erin Hoeh (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga)
The Hornets tacked on a goal in the 77th minute off the foot of first-year forward Maiya Pencile but the Generals held Shenandoah (6-5, 2-1 ODAC) in check for the remainder of the game.
Shenandoah scored in just the fourth minute to open the scoring in the contest as junior forward Emily Yergin scored off a pass from senior midfielder Shannon de Leon.
The Generals picked up their third road win of the season, matching their 2017 total. In doing so, they extended their road-game unbeaten streak to five games, the longest unbeaten start to the road slate since the 2015 team won all seven of its road matches.
Engeland's three-goal performance was also her first multi-goal effort of the season as she has scored a team-leading eight times in 2018. Her three goals also pushed her into seventh place on the program's all-time goals list (35), moving her past Michelle Bauman '96 and Kate Bidwell '01 who both scored 33 goals in their careers. Engeland led the team in the game with four shots and put all four attempts on goal.
Von Rosenberg finished with three shots, two on goal, and has recorded an assist in three straight games. First-year forward Madeleine Becker (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) shot three times as well and put two shots on target while senior forward Caroline Peters (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School) recorded a pair of shots.
The Hornets' offense was paced by Yergin who totaled four shots in the contest, three on goal, followed by Pencile and junior defender Dornesha Cottoms who both shot twice.
First-year goalkeeper Jasmine Furin (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield School) (4-1) made four saves on six shots in 90 minutes in net to earn the win for W&L. Furin was also aided by her defense as the unit combined for three defensive saves in the game. Shenandoah first-year keeper Emilie Smith (4-1) was tagged with her first career loss, making seven saves in 90 minutes.
For the game, both teams tallied 13 shots with the Generals edging the Hornets, 11-9, in shots on goal.
The Generals will return home for their next game, a 2:30 pm conference matchup with Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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