Generals play to 1-1 draw at Randolph-Macon

Megan Engeland

ASHLAND, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's soccer team came out with a 1-1 double-overtime draw against Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon in its first ODAC match of the season.

The Generals' (2-1-2, 0-0-1 ODAC) lone goal of the contest came in the 10th minute when senior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) finished on a corner kick taken by junior defender Emily Roche' (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run), which tied the game at 1-1.

The first goal of the game was scored in just the second minute when Yellow Jackets' (3-0-1, 0-0-1) first-year forward Bonita Soliday scored from 30 yards out as she put her shot into the upper-right corner and out of the reach of first-year keeper Grace Coombs (Boca Raton, Fla./Saint Andrews School).

Engeland paced the W&L offense with three shots, two on goal, as the senior has now scored in three straight contests. Her 10th minute score was her 30th career goal, which moves her into a tie for ninth with Katherine Rush '14 on the program's all-time goals list. It was also the 65th point of Engeland's career, tied with Holley Beasley '14 for 10th in W&L lore.

Junior forward Kelsey Anderson (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) and first-year forward Madeleine Becker (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) both had two shot attempts in the game with Becker putting one of her two tries on goal. Roche', who received an assist on Engeland's goal, recorded her fourth point of the season.

Coombs (2-1-2) stopped six-of-seven shots in 86:27 in goal for the Generals before being relieved by first-year Jasmine Furin (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield School). Furin faced one shot on goal over the final 23:33 of the game and made the stop.

Randolph-Macon was led by sophomore midfielder McKenna Maier who tallied a game-high six shots and put one on net. Soliday finished the contest with five shots and put three on goal. First-year goalkeeper Edye Carr (0-0-1) played all 110 minutes in goal for the Yellow Jackets and made four saves.

The Generals were outshot, 22-13, in the game but kept the gap close after the first half, yielding 11 shots for the Yellow Jackets and taking 10 shots of their own. W&L won the corner kick battle, 10-6, including a 9-3 edge after the first half.

The Generals will be back in action on Sunday when they step out of ODAC competition for the final time of the regular season in a 3:00 pm road contest against St. Mary's (Md.).

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