No. 14 Washington & Lee Downs Roanoke

During the aforementioned run, the Generals received two goals apiece from first-year attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) and junior attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis), while Megargel and senior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) each chipped in one goal.

RC's Valles opened scoring in the second stanza, finding the net just 56 seconds in to pull the Maroons to within three goals (7-4). Klein extended the Generals lead to five goals (9-5) with consecutive free position goals at the 27:56 and 26:18 marks. However, Roanoke tallied three consecutive goals, including two from Valles, to get the Maroons back to within two goals, 9-7, with 19:21 remaining in the contest.

The Generals' offense took command of the game after that point, scoring five goals over the next 5:05 to assume a 14-7 lead with 14:16 left in the game. The scoring started with a goal by first-year midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) at the 18:15 mark, followed by two markers from Mathews and one apiece from junior attacker Allie Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) and Klein. Roanoke pulled no closer than six goals the rest of the way, as W&L claimed the 17-10 triumph.

Two Generals posted career-high numbers, as Klein finished the contest with a career-high five goals and McKaig chipped in a career-high six points (2g, 4a). Mathews contributed four goals and two assists, while Megargel added two goals and one assist.

Valles paced Roanoke with six points (5g, 1a), and Megan Rourke added three goals.

In net, senior Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) played all 60:00 in earning the win, stopping 13 shots. RC keepers Laura Zdziarski and Lyndsey Jones shared time in net. Zdziarski played 50:07, recording six saves in the loss. Jones saw 9:53 of action, finishing with two saves.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Sweet Briar for a 4:00 pm contest.

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2011-03-25



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