VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Washington and Lee field hockey team scored five goals in the second half, including two each by junior forward Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) and first-year forward Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's School), en route to a 6-0 victory at Virginia Wesleyan on Tuesday.
The two goals in the second half pushed Waxter's total to three for the contest, as she tallied the Generals' (9-6, 5-1 ODAC) lone goal in the opening half at the 31:08 mark. It was her third hat trick of the season and the fourth of her career. She is the first W&L player to ever register four hat tricks in a career, and the first to ever have back-to-back three-goal games, as she also reached that total in a 5-4 overtime win over R-MC on Saturday.
Waxter notched the first goal of the second half off an assist by first-year midfielder Audrey Brady (Far Hills, N.J./Brooks School) in the 41st minute. Senior forward Charlotte MacDonald (Bluemont, Va./Foxcroft) recorded her first goal of the season with 16:05 left on the clock to push the lead to 3-0. Just four minutes later, Waxter scored (4-0) off an assist from MacDonald.
Tucker tallied the final two goals for W&L in a span of 42 seconds. She registered her fifth goal of the season at the 66:00 mark, and then 42 ticks later she pushed the game to the final margin of 6-0.
First-year Skye Swain played the full 70 minutes in goal for the Marlins (6-12, 2-4 ODAC), making 13 saves. Sophomore Jacqueline Llewellyn (Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill) started the game for the Blue and White, and made six saves in 62:52. First-year Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) subbed in for the final 7:08 of the first half, and did not face a shot.
The Generals controlled the ball for most of the contest, taking 27 shots compared to eight for VWC. The Blue and White also held a 12-5 advantage in penalty corners.
Waxter now has 29 goals and 65 points in her career. The 29 goals are the fourth most in program history, while the 65 points are also the fourth most in W&L history. She moved her season goal total to 14, which is tied with Kelly Tran for the sixth-best single-season total in program history.
The Generals play their regular-season finale on Saturday at home against Bridgewater at 1:00 pm.
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