GREENSBORO, N.C. — The second-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team scored the first 16 goals of the contest en route to a 19-2 victory at Guilford on Wednesday night at Appenzeller Field.
Senior attacker Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's) registered a game-high five goals in the contest, while sophomore attacker Landon Shelley (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) had a game-best seven points on two goals and five assists.
All five of Tucker's goals came in the contest's first 15 minutes of action, as the Generals (8-2, 2-0 ODAC) built a 9-0 lead by the 15:41 mark of the first half. During that same scoring spurt, Shelley had four of her assists, and senior midfielder Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss) recorded a goal and an assist.
W&L continued to put the scoring pressure on the Quakers (5-4, 0-2 ODAC) over the final 15 minutes of the opening half with five more goals to assume a 14-0 advantage at intermission. Shelley had two of the final five goals, along with her fifth assist, and senior attacker Maddy Graves (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich) notched a goal and an assist.
The Blue and White added two more goals to start the second before Guilford got on the board off a tally from senior midfielder Holly Kozak with 21 minutes left in the game to put the margin at 16-1. The Generals then closed the contest on a 3-1 run to secure the 17-goal victory.
Along with Tucker's goal total, she also had five draw controls. The five assists tied a career-high for Shelley. Graves finished with three goals and one assist. Peters and senior midfielder Brianna Hayes (Commack, N.Y./St. Anthony's) each had two goals and one assist, and first-year attacker Katherine Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) registered one goal and one assist.
Junior Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) played the first 20 minutes in goal and did not face a shot. Senior Ellie Aburn (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and first-years Sam Sunar (Montville, N.J./Mountain Lakes) and Nyla Gavia (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) split the final 40 minutes at goalkeeper, with each registering one save. Sophomore Kersten Daneau saw all 60 minutes of action for GC and made six saves.
W&L finished the game with a 38-7 advantage in shots, a 16-5 margin in draw controls and had 12 turnovers compared to 18 for the Quakers. Guilford was also just 3-of-13 on clear attempts, while the Blue and White was 11-of-14.
The Generals continue ODAC play on Saturday, when they play at Ferrum at 12:00 pm.
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