YORK, Pa. — Senior attacker Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's) totaled a career-high 10 points on seven goals and three assists to lead the third-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory at seventh-ranked York (Pa.) on Saturday at Kinsley Field.
The Spartans (5-3) held an 8-6 lead with 3:37 remaining in the first half, but the Generals (7-2) responded with three goals in the final three minutes of the stanza to take a 9-8 advantage into the break. Tucker tallied the first goal of the run with 2:56 on the clock off an assist from senior midfielder Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss).
Junior attacker Dani Murray (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver) registered the equalizer (8-8) 47 seconds later. Tucker then gave W&L the 9-8 lead off a pass from first-year attacker Katherine Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) to put the Blue and White in front. The run continued to start the second half when Faria scored off a pass from Tucker to stretch the W&L lead to 10-8 with 24:48 left in the contest.
York had the margin down to one, 11-10, with 17:12 remaining in the game, but Tucker scored off a free position shot to extend the W&L lead to 12-10 at the 14:07 mark. The Generals then took a three-goal advantage, 13-10, on Tucker's seventh tally of the game with 10:08 left on the clock.
Junior midfielder Reagan Cook registered the next two goals of the game to pull the Spartans to within one (13-12) with 4:23 left in the game. Over the final four minutes, junior goalkeeper Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) registered one save and forced a turnover with seven seconds on the clock to preserve the victory for the Blue and White.
Tucker needed just 10 shots to notch her career-best seven goals and also had five draw controls and two ground balls. Faria totaled two goals and two assists, Peters had two assists and senior attacker Rebecca Wellford (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) and senior midfielder Brianna Hayes (Commack, N.Y./St. Anthony's) each had one goal.
Gilbert recorded nine saves in 60 minutes to go with two caused turnovers and four ground balls. Junior defender Caitlin Anderson (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) had five draw controls.
Junior attacker Meghan Fox led York with five goals, while Cook had three goals and one assist. Senior defender Nicole Clauter had nine draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Abby Smith played saw all 60 minutes of actions, stopping six shots.
This marked the first win for W&L over York in program history. W&L was previously 0-2 against the Spartans. The Generals return to action on Wednesday, when they play at Guilford at 7:00 pm.
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