LEXINGTON, Va. – The second-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team scored 12 first-half goals en route to posting a 14-2 victory over Randolph-Macon in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Generals (10-1, 4-0) jumped out to a 7-0 lead just 10:43 into the game. Junior attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J. / Lawrenceville) started the run 50 seconds into the contest when she scored off of a feed from sophomore midfielder Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va. / St. Catherine's). Senior attacker Hayley Soutter (McLean, Va. / Langley) and senior midfielder Olivia Sisson (Great Falls, Va. / Langley) each added two goals during the run.
First-year attacker Mary Castle put the Yellow Jackets (8-5, 5-1) on the board at the 15:42 mark off of a free position shot. However, the Blue and White ended the first half on a five-goal run to carry a 12-1 lead into intermission. Tucker and senior midfielder Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md. / Roland Park Country School) each scored a goal and dished out an assist during the spurt.
W&L pushed its lead to 12 goals (13-1) just 5:25 into the second half off of an unassisted goal by Castelo. R-MC senior goalie Allie Walker helped the Yellow Jackets calm the Generals' offense in the second half, making eight saves in the final 30 minutes of action. Castle gave Macon a goal at the 21:00 mark off of an assist from junior attacker Alex Lightfoot, but the W&L defense would not allow another score. Sisson added the final goal of the game with 4:20 remaining to reach the 12-goal final margin.
For the game, W&L held a 30-12 advantage in shots and a 13-5 edge in draw controls.
Sisson led the Blue and White with three goals, two assists and three caused turnovers. Castelo tallied three goals and one assist, while Soutter totaled two goals and Tucker won eight draw controls, to go along with a goal and two assists. First-year Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y. / Deerfield Acadmey) played the first half in goal and made one save, while junior Hannah Wiltshire (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) played the second half and made five stops.
Castle scored both of R-MC's goals, while senior midfielder Susie Snee caused a game-high five turnovers. Walker suffered the loss for the Yellow Jackets, playing the entire contest in net and registering 14 saves.
The Generals return to action on Wednesday when it travels to Shenandoah for a 6:00 pm contest.
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