Mathews Leads No. 15 W&L Past Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. Emmy Mathews scored four goals and an assist in visiting Washington & Lee's 19-6 win at Guilford Wednesday. Ranked 15th in this week's IWLCA Poll, the Generals maintained their perfect ODAC record (7-0) and improved to 10-4 overall.

After Guilford's E'leyna Garcia scored the game's first goal, Washington and Lee reeled off 10 of the game's next 11 scores. Seven different Generals scored in the first half to give the guests a 7-2 halftime lead.

Wilton Megargel opened the second half with her second of three goals on the day and Washington and Lee picked up where it left off in the first frame. Kate Speare's free-position goal with 24:35 left in the game opened an 11-3 Generals' lead and triggered a 9-1 spurt by the visitors. Mathews closed the run with consecutive goals that made the score 18-4 in favor of the Generals.

Ten different Generals ended up with goals, including Megargel and Alli Shearin, who both scored three times. Alex Van Horn, who contributed two goals and an assist, shared team-high honors with Mathews with four draw controls. Washington and Lee won 15 draws and outshot the Quakers, 36-17.

Garcia scored five of Guilford's six goals. Summer Frazier picked up a game-high seven draw controls and Liza Mettler made 10 stops and five ground balls in goal.

The Quakers return to action Saturday at league-rival Randolph College.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Ten different Generals scored at least one goal as the No. 15 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team powered past Guilford, 19-6, on Wednesday afternoon at the Armfield Athletic Center.

The Quakers (4-10, 3-4 ODAC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead after attacker E'leyna Garcia netted an unassisted goal at the 27:37 mark. The Generals (10-4, 7-0) responded, netting the next four goals of the contest to assume a 4-1 lead with 11:58 remaining in the opening stanza.

First-year midfielder Alex Van Horn (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) started the W&L surge, connecting on a free-position shot at the 24:21 mark. First-year attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) then found the net off a pass from junior attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) to put the Generals up, 2-1, at the 19:48 mark.

Junior attacker Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) fired a free position shot at 15:50 to extend the lead to 3-1. First-year midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) completed the run with a goal off an assist from McKaig for the 4-1 edg! e.

Garcia added an unassisted goal to pull the Quakers to within two goals (4-2) with 11:24 remaining, but senior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield), first-year attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) and senior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) each added a goal in the final 10 minutes of the first half as the Generals went into the break with a 7-2 advantage.

W&L pulled away in the second half, opening the stanza with goals by Van Horn, Mathews and senior midfielder Kate Donnelly (Houston, Texas/St. John's) to extend its lead to 10-2 with 26:29 remaining. Garcia netted her third goal of the contest at 25:36 to get GC back to within seven goals (10-3), but the Generals' offense proved to be too much as they scored five-consecutive goals to widen their lead to 15-3 with 20:15 on the clock en route to claiming the 19-6 triumph.

Mathews paced the Generals, finishing the contest with five points (4g, 1a). Shearin added three goals and one assist, while McKaig contributed one goal, three assists and a team-high four ground balls. Van Horn and Mathews each totaled a team-high four draw controls.

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