No. 11 Washington and Lee Shuts out Hollins

LEXINGTON, Va. The No. 11 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team scored 14 first half goals and never looked back as it ran away with a 21-0 win over Hollins University on Tuesday afternoon at Watt Field.

Seven different Generals' players found the net in the opening 30 minutes, including multiple-goal performances by first-year Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East), sophomore midfielder Ashley Barnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's), senior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) and first-year attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame).

Lavin registered three goals in the opening half, while Barnes, Megargel and Hagen added two goals apiece as the Generals opened a 14-0 lead at the break and cruised to the 21-0 win to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in ODAC competition.

In the contest, the Generals were led by Hagen who finished with four goals. First-year attacker Kerstin Hjelm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) aded three goals and an assist, while Barnes finished with three goals, Megargel with two goals and an assist and first-year midfielder Kelsey Cotter (Roanoke, Va./Salem) chipped in a goal and two assists.

W&L keepers sophomore Alex Hamill (Darien, Conn./Darien) and first-year Katie Bennett (Basking Ridge, N.J./The Pingry School) split time in net, with Hamill earning the win. Hollins (1-2, 0-2) keepers sophomoreKelly Sheehan (Haymarket, Va./Stonewall Jackson) and junior Jacqui Sommerman (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) also shared time in net, with Sheehan taking the loss in 46:57 of action while registering 10 saves.

W&L returns to action on Friday as it hosts No. 1 Salisbury at 1:00 pm.


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