W&L Field Hockey Knocked Off by No. 17 CNU, 4-1

W&L Field Hockey Knocked Off by No. 17 CNU, 4-1

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — First-year midfielder Jackie Kotoriy and junior attacker Rachael Allshouse each tallied two goals to lead 17th-ranked Christopher Newport to a 4-1 win over the Washington and Lee field hockey team on Saturday at the Captains Turf Field.

The Captains (8-1) scored the only two goals first half to grab a 2-0 lead by intermission. CNU registered the first off a penalty corner in the seventh minute. After a couple of passes, first-year midfielder Courtney Fiest sent to ball toward the goal, and Allshouse deflected it into the cage.

Allshouse struck again eight minutes later on a counter attack. Senior midfielder Madison Doss had the ball on the far side, and made a centering pass toward the goal. Allshouse redirected into the right side of the goal to give CNU the 2-0 advantage.

After halftime, the Captain extended the lead to 3-0 on Kotoriy's first goal of the game with 21:29 left in the contest. The Generals (4-4) scored their lone tally with 17:30 remaining in the game.

First-year midfielder Graysen Doran (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) possessed the ball and passed it to the right side of the circle. Sophomore forward Lauren Paolano (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) one timed the ball into the cage for her fifth goal of the season. It marked the first collegiate assist for Doran.

CNU put the game away, 4-1, three minutes later, when Kotoriy beat junior goalkeeper Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) one on one on the near side. The Captains had more offensive opportunities in the contest, taking 19 shots compared to six for W&L. Each team recorded one penalty corner.

Yavalar played the entire game, making seven saves. With the seven saves, she moved to third on the W&L all-time list with 205. Courtney Harrison '06 is second with 248 career saves. Senior goalkeeper Stephanie McKinney started and saw 52:30 of action for CNU. She allowed one goal and made two saves. Sophomore Olivia Davis played the final 17:30 in goal without facing a shot.  

The Generals open ODAC play on Wednesday, when they host Lynchburg at 6:00 pm.

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