No. 1 Generals End Regular Season with 15-9 Win at Roanoke

Katherine Faria '22 makes her move on offense.

SALEM, Va. — First-year attacker Katherine Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) totaled four goals, and sophomore attacker Landon Shelley (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) registered four assists to tie the program single-season record in leading the top-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 15-9 victory at Roanoke on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams.

The Generals (15-2, 9-0 ODAC) held a 6-4 lead at halftime, but the Maroons (11-6, 6-3 ODAC) trimmed the deficit to one (6-5) just 1:11 into the second half. Faria then scored off a free-position shot 40 seconds later to extend the lead back to two, 7-5.

Junior attacker Collette Murray (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) tallied a goal at the 26:44 mark, and then Faria notched her fourth tally of the contest to extend the Blue and White advantage to 9-5 with 26 minutes remaining in the contest.

The squads exchanged goals over the next 10 minutes with W&L leading 11-7 at the 16:01 mark. Senior attacker Rebecca Wellford (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) then scored off an assist from Murray to stretch the margin to 12-7 with 15:32 on the clock. The Generals maintained at least a four-goal lead over the final 15 minutes en route to the six-score victory.

The win pushed the Blue and White's win streak to 12, which is three away from the program record of 15 set in 2003 and 2017. W&L led in shots, 20-5, but had 13 turnovers compared to just eight for the Maroons. Roanoke also had a 14-8 edge in ground balls.

Shelley's game-high four assists moved her season total to 43, tying for the most in the single-season in W&L history. Leslie Bogart '03 also recorded 43 during the 2003 season.

Along with Faria's four goals, W&L had three other players notch multiple goals. Senior attacker Maddy Graves (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich) had three goals on three shots. Murray had two goals and one assist, and senior attacker Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss) finished with two goals.  

Wellford scored one goal to go with a game-high 12 draw controls. She now has 204 draw controls in her career, becoming just the second player in program history with over 200. Junior defender Caitlin Anderson (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) had six draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover. Junior goalkeeper Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) played the full game, stopping 11 shots to earn the win.

Sophomore attacker Ellie Armstrong led the Maroons with three goals and two assists, senior attacker Jenn Schwechheimer had two goals and two assists and first-year midfielder Lilly Blair chipped in two goals and one assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Carly Schoudel played the full 60 minutes at goalkeeper and made eight saves.

The Generals finish the year undefeated in the ODAC and are the top seed in the ODAC Tournament. W&L earns a bye through the quarterfinals and will host the tournament semifinals and championship next Saturday and Sunday at Watt Field.

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