Generals Blank Sweet Briar, Give Diamond 50th Win

LEXINGTON, Va. Washington and Lee Head Coach Brooke Diamond earned her 50th career victory as the women's lacrosse team cruised past Sweet Briar, 21-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.

In her fourth season at the helm of the Generals, Diamond is now 50-17 overall and 26-1 in ODAC play.

W&L (6-4, 3-0 ODAC) took command of the game in the first half and never looked back, as it entered the break with a 15-0 advantage. Eight different Generals found the net during the opening 30 minutes, led by first-year attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) who tallied four goals. First-year attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) added three goals, while senior attacker Kate Speare (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) contributed one goal and three assists.

The Generals added six goals in the second stanza as it cruised to the 21-0 victory and 15th-consecutive ODAC regular season win.

W&L received career performances from three first-year players, as Klein finished with a career-high six points (4g, 2a), while first-year midfielder Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) added a career-best four points (1g, 3a) and Hagen tied a career-high with four points (4g). Sophomore midfielder Ashley Barnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) chipped in a career-high four points (3g, 1a), while Speare contributed a season-high four points (1g, 3a).

In net, senior Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) and sophomore Alex Hamill (Darien, Conn./Darien) split time, with Farrar facing one shot while earning the win.

For the Vixens, first-year keeper Maddi Boudreau (Annapolis, Md.) recorded six saves in the loss. Senior defender Kristen Green (Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park) collected a team-high three ground balls.

The Generals return to action on Saturday as they host Virginia Wesleyan for their annual Friends of Jaclyn game at 2:30 pm at Watt Field.

2011-03-30



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