Tucker Breaks W&L Career Draw Controls Record; No. 3 Generals Top Dickinson, 19-11

Haley Tucker '19 attacks the defense.

LEXINGTON, Va. — The third-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team had four player tally four goals, senior attacker Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's) broke the program's career draw controls record and W&L used an 8-0 run midway through the game to secure a 19-11 victory over Dickinson on Wednesday at Watt Field.

The Generals (4-2) grabbed an early 9-3 advantage in the opening 16 minutes of the game, but the Red Devils (4-2) answered with four straight goals to trim the deficit to 9-7 with 5:12 left in the half.

Over the final four minutes of the period, first-year attacker Katherine Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) notched two unassisted goals to push the Blue and White lead to four (11-7) by intermission. The Generals continued the run to start the second, scoring six straight times in the first 11 minutes of the half to stretch their lead to 17-7 with 18:31 remaining in the contest.

Senior midfielder Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss) ignited the spurt when she circled around the top of the eight-meter arc and fired a shot from the right side into the cage at the 28:57 mark. A little over two minutes later, junior attacker Dani Murray (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver) scored off a free position shot, and then Murray struck again off a free position shot with 25:17 on the clock to extend the margin to 14-7.

Murray registered her third straight goal, this time off an assist from sophomore attacker Landon Shelley (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) to put W&L in front, 15-7, with 20:49 remaining in the game. Sophomore midfielder Claire Fulton (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James School) scored just a minute later, when she split a pair of Dickinson defenders and then sent the ball into the top right corner of the cage.

Murray then capped the run, notching her fourth goal of the day, on a free position shot with 18:31 left in the game to push the W&L lead to 17-7. Dickinson outscored the Generals, 4-3, over the final 18 minutes of the contest, but the Blue and White still came away with the 19-11 victory.

Along with Murray, Faria, Peters and Tucker each had four goals. Murray, Tucker and Faria also each had an assist for five total points. Shelley finished the game with three assists, Fulton had one goal and one assist and senior attacker Rebecca Wellford (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) added two goals.

In addition to her five points, Tucker registered four ground balls, two caused turnovers and eight draw controls. With the eight draw controls, she pushed her career total to 197, breaking the school record of 190 previously held by Alex Van Horn '14.

Junior defender Caitlin Anderson (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) notched four caused turnovers, seven draw controls and three ground balls. Junior goalkeeper Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) played the final 43:01, stopping five shots to improve to 3-1 on the year. Senior Ellie Aburn (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) started in goal and made two saves in 16:59.

Senior midfielder Eleanor Kaestner came off the bench to record four goals to lead the Red Devils. Senior midfielder Anne Dunster also played in a reserve role, totaling three goals and one assist. Sophomore attacker Mack Maurer had one goal, a game-high five assists and four draw controls.

Sophomore goalie Avery Priest played the first 34:43 for Dickinson and allowed 14 goals with three saves. First-year Drew Yager saw the final 25:17 of action and stopped three shots, while giving up five goals.

The Generals return to action on Saturday, when they host St. Mary's (Md.) at 1:00 pm.

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