LEXINGTON, Va. — Sophomore forward Grace Weise (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin School) scored two goals to lead the Washington and Lee field hockey team to a 4-0 victory over Dickinson on Saturday at the W&L Turf Field.
All four of the Generals' (2-3) goals came after intermission as neither team scored in the first 30 minutes. In the third quarter, W&L got on the board in the 33rd minute. On a penalty corner, the ball was inserted to the top of the circle and then passed to first-year forward Freddie Tobeason (New York, N.Y./Groton School) on the right side.
Tobeason then fired a shot toward the center of the cage, and Weise deflected the ball into the left side of the goal for her first score of the season. The Blue and White added to its lead just three minutes later. First-year forward Kailey Fitzgerald (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) intercepted a pass in the Generals' offensive end, and started dribbling toward the circle.
Fitzgerald split two defenders at the top of the arc, and then fired the ball toward the cage. Weise, standing in the middle of the circle, again deflected the ball past senior goalkeeper Heather Meeder for her second tally of the game. This marks the first career multi-goal game for Weise.
The Generals added one more goal in the third off another penalty corner. Senior defender Olivia Hewitt (St. Louis, Mo./Visitation Academy) inserted to first-year forward Tess Muneses (Howard County, Md./Glenelg) at the top of the circle. Muneses fired a shot that was saved, and then she sent her rebound back toward cage, but it was saved again.
The ball rolled to Hewitt near the left post, but her shot was saved by sophomore defender Hannah Spiri. The ball came right back to Hewitt and she stuffed it into the cage for her first goal of the season.
W&L scored its final goal in the fourth quarter, when Muneses scored from the right side off a penalty corner for her first collegiate goal.
The Red Devils (3-2) best scoring opportunity came with six minutes left in the contest on a penalty corner. A shot was taken from the top of the circle, heading toward the left post. Junior defender Emily Mycek was there and redirected the ball toward the goal and appeared to have a wide open score. Sophomore defender Katherine Berman (Houston, Texas/The Kinkaid School) had other ideas, as she slid into position and cleared the in-flight ball away from the cage for a defensive save.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sara Amil (North Caldwell, N.J./West Essex) registered her second career shutout, playing all 60 minutes with four saves. Meeder also saw all 60 minutes of action, allowing four goals with 11 saves.
W&L controlled possession most of the contest, leading in shots, 22-8, and penalty corners, 9-4.
The Generals return to action on Sunday against 13th-ranked Ursinus at 12:00 pm at the W&L Turf Field.
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