W&L Field Hockey Flies Past Eagles, 4-2

W&L Field Hockey Flies Past Eagles, 4-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team defeated Mary Washington, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

Junior midfielder Annie Stevenson (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) gave the Generals (5-3) a 1-0 lead just over nine minutes into the game when she took a pass from senior forward Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker) and beat UMW (5-5) senior goalkeeper Chrissy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson).
W&L grabbed a 2-0 lead at the 21:30 mark of the first half when junior forward Emily Kunkel (North Wales, Pa./Germantown) redirected a shot from Tran past Bowdren for her second goal of the season.
In the second half, Tran netted her sixth goal of the season off a feed from junior midfielder Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Holy Cross) at the 47:40 mark to give the Generals a 3-0 advantage.
Mary Washington cut into the Generals' lead at the 51:21 mark when senior defender Heidi Sheehan (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) found the back of the cage following a pass from first-year midfielder Caitlin Baker (Falls Church, Va./McLean) to make it 3-1 in favor of W&L.
Sophomore forward Ashley Barnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) scored an unassisted goal for the Generals at the 63:13 mark to make it a 4-1 contest and Baker capped the scoring for UMW when she converted a penalty corner in the 70th minute.
Bowdren started in goal for the Eagles and played the first 21:30, allowing two goals and making one save. Sophomore Claire Gianelle (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) played the final 48:30 and was credited with three saves while allowing a pair of goals.
Sophomore Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) played all 70:00 in goal for the Generals and came up with seven saves.
The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Roanoke College for a 6:00 pm contest.

Scoring Summary
W&L - A. Stevenson (Tran), 9:05
W&L - Kunkel (Tran), 21:30
W&L - Tran (Benedetti), 47:40
UMW - Sheehan (Baker), 51:21
W&L - Barnes, 63:13
UMW - Baker (M. Jones), 70:00


W&L - Sutherland: 70:00, 2 GA, 7 saves
UMW - Bowdren: 21:30, 2 GA, 1 save
UMW - Gianelle: 48:30, 2 GA, 3 saves

Game Summary
W&L - 11 shots, 1 penalty corner, 1 green card (C. Stevenson; 18:35), 7 saves
UMW - 20 shots, 15 penalty corners, 1 yellow card (Peebles; 13:17), 4 saves