April 24, 2013

Second-Half Runs Propel Generals over Hornets

For immediate release – 4/20/2013 - #385
Second-Half Runs Propel Generals over Hornets

LEXINGTON, VA – Washington and Lee University used two four-goal scoring sprees in the second-half to defeat the Lynchburg College women's lacrosse 13-9 team on Wednesday.  The four-seed Generals advanced to the semifinals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament with the win.

In the first period, the Generals got on the board just three minutes in with a goal by Catherine Klinedinst.  W&L scored two more over the next three minutes to take a three goal lead.  Then at 19:57, Carley Dobson got the Hornets on the board for the first time, off a pass from Julie Will.  However, two quick goals by Washington and Lee pushed the lead to four with just under 18 minutes left in the half.

Lynchburg responded with two goals by Bri Slate, and one by Katherine Francis right before halftime.  The deficit was only one at the intermission, but the Generals came out with a huge run to begin the second.

Three different W&L players combined to score four times in the first five minutes of the period to push the lead out to five.  Francis won the ensuing draw control, and Katie Seidel received a pass, made a move to put the shot in the back of the net to stop the run.  Lynchburg scored two free position goals, one by Caroline Kilby and the second helped Francis complete her hat trick, to bring the deficit down to two.

The Generals took the ensuing draw control and had a great shot on goal, but was stopped by Hailey Bossert on a fine save.  After a quick clear, Slate finished her hat trick to bring the Hornets within one.  However, once again, Washington and Lee answered with another four goal run to push the lead back to five with only 9:38 remaining.  Dobson tallied her second of the game later, but the Hornets would come no closer, losing 13-9.

W&L (8-9 overall) dominated the draw controls, winning 19 of the 24 in the game, with Meade Brewster scooping up eight of them.  Cara Mulligan made 10 saves, and Klinedinst, Brewster, and Margaret Klein all had multiple goals, scoring 4, 3, and 2 respectively.

Bossert stopped 11 shots in the game.  Francis had three draw controls and four groundballs in the game, to go along with her two goals.  Slate led LC with a hat trick, while Dobson scored two in the evening in her last game for the Hornets.

Lynchburg (9-8) ends the season with the loss in the single elimination tournament.