LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's soccer team scored two first-half goals en route to posting a 3-1 victory over Shenandoah in ODAC action on Tuesday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Generals (9-3-1, 6-1) grabbed an early 1-0 advantage in the 29th-minute when first-year midfielder Elle Prillaman (Roanoke, Va. / Patrick Henry) received a long ball over the top of the Hornets' (7-8, 2-5) defense and beat SU sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Evans one-on-one.
W&L's lead grew to 2-0 a short time later when senior midfielder Rebecca Morris (Nashville, Tenn. / Harpeth Hall) collected a rebounded shot and slipped the ball into the lower corner of the net for the game-winning goal at the 43:47 mark. The Generals carried a 2-0 lead into the break.
Junior forward Caroline Peters (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Latin School) fired a shot towards the goal that was blocked by first-year keeper Haley Golden. Junior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa. / Pennsbury) collected the rebounded shot and fired the ball into the back of the net to give W&L a 3-0 lead in the 60th-minute.
Shenandoah got on the board in the 75th minute when senior defender Michelle Krause played the ball forward to first-year forward Liz Keefer, who shot it just past W&L sophomore keeper Leeann Passaro (Upper Saddle River, N.J. / The Lawrenceville School).
For the game, W&L and Shenandoah each took 16 shots, while the Hornets held a slim 6-4 edge in corner kicks. Passaro played all 90 minutes in goal for the Generals and made five stops. Evans and Golden split time in goal and made a combined three saves for the Hornets.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 2:00 pm contest.
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