ASHLAND, Va. – The 11th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team used an eight-goal run across both halves to produce a 19-10 win over Randolph-Macon in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday at Day Field.
The Generals (7-4, 3-0) led just 9-7 after Randolph-Macon (3-6, 0-1) senior midfielder Alicia Hsieh scored unassisted with 6:56 left in the first half. However, the Blue & White began its decisive run just 1:40 later when junior midfielder Emily Carden (Charlottesville, Va. / St. Anne's-Belfield) fed senior attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J. / Lawrenceville), who found the back of the net at the 5:16 mark. Sophomore midfielder Dani Murray (Denver, Colo. / Kent Denver) then scored unassisted at the 1:27 mark to give the Generals an 11-7 advantage at the break.
W&L wasted little time continuing to distance itself from the Yellow Jackets once the second half began, as Murray scored once again just 1:20 into the second stanza. Junior midfielder Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif. / Hotchkiss) scored off an assist by sophomore attacker Collette Murray (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset) just 25 seconds after Peters' goal, and Castelo found the net 28 seconds after Peters for a 14-7 lead.
The Generals continued their rally with a goal from senior attacker Mimi MacCowatt (New Vernon, N.J. / Kent Place) and two more by Peters to stretch out to a 17-7 lead with 21:15 remaining. The Yellow Jackets never seriously challenged from that point forward, as W&L claimed its fifth straight victory.
The Blue & White held a 35-19 advantage in shots and both teams claimed 13 ground balls.
W&L was led by Dani Murray, who tallied a career-best six goals and one assist for a career-high seven points. Peters scored three goals, while Castelo had two goals and two assists. First-year attacker Landon Shelley (Charlotte, N.C. / Myers Park) and junior attacker Rebecca Wellford posted two goals and one assist each, and Collette Murray notched one goal and two helpers. Sophomore Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y. / Deerfield Academy) played the first half in goal and recorded one save. Senior Hannah Wiltshire (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) played the second half and registered one save as well.
Hsieh and first-year midfielder Kaylyn Hewes paced the Yellow Jackets with three goals each. Junior midfielder Hannah Jones added two goals. Sophomore Elicia Wells played the duration in goal and recorded eight saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Lynchburg College for a 4:15 pm contest.