No. 10 Washington & Lee Falls to No. 4 TCNJ, 16-6

SALISBURY, Md. -- Seniors Bridget Bigley and Lauren Dougher tallied a combined 12 goals and four assists to lead fourth-ranked The College of New Jersey to a 16-6 victory over 10th-ranked Washington and Lee in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championships hosted by Salisbury University.

TCNJ (12-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead just 2:56 into the game on unassisted tallies by sophomores Toni-Ann Cavallo and Karen Doane, but the Generals responded with a goal by sophomore midfielder Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) off a feed from senior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) to cut the lead to 2-1 just 36 seconds after Doane's tally.

Dougher stretched the Lions' lead to 3-1 with a goal off a feed from Bigley at the 17:25 mark and Bigley then made it 4-1 with a free-position goal at the 11:53 mark. Slosson scored off a free-position shot at the 8:54 mark to pull the Generals within 4-2, but Bigley scored again on a free-position shot with 45 seconds left to give TCNJ a 5-2 lead at the break.

The Lions started the second half with three straight tallies, including a pair by Bigley, to stretch to an 8-2 lead with 22:39 left in the game. Junior midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored off a feed from Strickler at 21:34 to pull within 8-3, but the Lions strung together three more multi-goal runs en route to the 10-goal victory.

Slosson and freshman attacker Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown) each scored a pair of goals for W&L, while Strickler had two assists. Sophomore Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) and freshman Ali Hillyard (Media, Pa./Episcopal) combined to make eight saves in goal.

Bigley finished with six goals and three assists, while Dougher posted six goals and one assist for the Lions. Senior Megan Marquardt notched six saves in goal.

TCNJ will now face Salisbury University on Sunday in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Washington and Lee completes its' season with a 16-4 overall mark, setting a new program record for victories.

SCORING:

W&L GOALS - Kelsi Robinson 2, Megan Slosson 2, Kelly Evans 1, Louisa Feve 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 2.

TCNJ GOALS - Lauren Dougher 6, Bridget Bigley 6, Karen Doane 2, Tori-Ann Cavallo 1, Diane Haddeland 1.
TCNJ ASSISTS - Bridget Bigley 3, Lauren Dougher 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 45:33, 11 GA, 6 Saves
Ali Hillyard (W&L) 14:27, 5 GA, 2 Saves
Megan Marquardt (TCNJ) 60:00, 6 GA, 6 Saves

2006-05-13



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