W&L Field Hockey Falls in ODAC Championship to Eagles, 1-0

W&L Field Hockey Falls in ODAC Championship to Eagles, 1-0

LEXINGTON, Va. — Senior midfielder Sarah Rozell (Richmond, Va./Monacan) scored the lone goal for third-seeded Bridgewater, as the Eagles defeated the top-seeded Washington and Lee field hockey team, 1-0, on Saturday in the ODAC Championship at the W&L Turf Field.

The Bridgewater (12-8) goal came in the 44th minute off of a penalty corner. Rozell inserted the ball to the top of the circle, and then it was passed to sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Washington (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) on the near side. Washington struck the ball toward the cage, and Rozell deflected it into the goal for the game-winner.

The Generals' (11-7) best opportunity to tie the game came with six minutes left in the contest. A pass from the top of the circle found junior forward Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) on the far side of the cage. Waxter shot the ball back across the cage, but Rozell was on the end line to make the defensive save and preserve the shutout.

Junior goalkeeper Marisa Sims (Falls Church, Va./Falls Church) played the entire contest for Bridgewater and made three saves in the shutout. First-year Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) saw 70 minutes of action and stopped five shots.

Following the conclusion of the contest, Waxter, junior midfielder Kendall Peterson (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and junior defender Noelani Schulmeyer (Glen Arm, Md./St. Paul's School) were named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team.

The loss brings an end to the Generals season, which saw the team reach the ODAC Championship game for the first time since 2005.

ODAC All-Tournament Team
#8 Karissa LeMaire (Lynchburg)
#22 Nikki Simpao (Lynchburg)
#14 Elizabeth Pardo (Shenandoah)
#18 Sarah Brock (Shenandoah)
#5 Maggie Waxter (W&L)
#14 Kendall Peterson (W&L)
#25 Noelani Schulmeyer (W&L)
#1 Marissa Sims (Bridgewater)
#14 Sarah Rozell (Bridgewater)
#20 Allison Kirk (Bridgewater)
#24 Katie Ellis (Bridgewater)

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