No. 11 Washington and Lee pins 14-4 loss on Marlins

Becca Lazzeri
Becca Lazzeri

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College rookie Natalie Furey (Easton, Md./Easton) scored seconds after No. 11 Washington and Lee University took the lead in  Saturday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's lacrosse game.

Sara Holland (Houston, Texas/M.B. Lamar) gave the Generals a 1-0 lead at the 18:46 mark of the first half on a muddy Foster Field at the Trinder Center, only to see Furey come through 31 seconds later with the shot and score to tie the game.

Virginia Wesleyan started strong on both ends of the field against the Generals, but once Washington and Lee found ways to maneuver in the mud, the team from Lexington, Virginia took control and never let up in posting a 14-4 victory.

After Furey's goal early in the game, Virginia Wesleyan had a couple shots hit the post and crossbar, before finally finding the back of the net with 1:48 remaining in the first half.  Carla Williams (Magnolia, Del./Caesar Rodney) scored off an assist from Stacey Sank (Elma, N.Y./Iroquois Central) to cut Washington and Lee's lead to 8-2.

The Generals scored the last goal of the half for a 9-2 advantage and tallied the first five goals of the second half to open up a 14-2 lead.  Candace Carey (Charlottesville/Albemarle) scored the final two goals of the game to pull the Marlins to the final 14-4 score.

Gretta Witter (Houston, Texas/The Hill School) and Holland led Washington and Lee with three goals each. Melissa Coogins (St. John's, Fla./Bartram Trail) contributed to the win with three assists. Olive Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park) picked up a team-high five ground balls.

Carey led VWC with two goals and Sank recorded a game-high seven ground balls, followed by Agee with five.

Virginia Wesleyan competes again on Saturday, April 5 in ODAC action at Hollins University at 2 p.m.