FERRUM, Va. — The Washington and Lee field hockey team scored six first-half goals and first-year forward Peyton Tysinger (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) recorded a hat trick en route to a 9-0 victory for the Blue and White at Ferrum on Wednesday.
The Generals (5-5, 2-0 ODAC) opened the game with four goals in the first quarter. First-year forward Freddie Tobeason (New York, N.Y./Groton School) registered the first tally, the first of her collegiate career, with 6:39 left in the quarter.
Tysinger notched her first two of the contest over the next three minutes, and first-year forward Tess Muneses (Howard County, Md./Glenelg) put the fourth one in the cage with five seconds remaining in the period.
Sophomore forward Grace Weise (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin School) scored three minutes into the second, and junior forward Caroline Grace (Warwick, R.I./Phillips Exeter Academy) found the back of the cage off an assist from first-year forward Kailey Fitzgerald (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Visitation) with 3:29 in the half to give W&L the 6-0 lead at intermission.
All three of the Generals' second-half goals came in the final quarter. First-year midfielder Sarah Allen (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) tallied her first collegiate goal off an assist from first-year forward Alexis Parks (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) with 9:38 left in the game. Just 34 seconds later, Tysinger recorded her first career hat trick, and then junior forward Grace Amaden (East Hampton, N.Y./East Hampton) capped the victory with her second score this season with 24 seconds left in the game.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sara Amil (North Caldwell, N.J./West Essex) made one save in the contest, notching her fifth shutout of the year. The five shutouts are the second-most in program history. Tara Rubenstein '08 holds the W&L record with 5.5 in 2006.
This is the team's third consecutive shutout and the longest shutout streak for the Generals since six straight during the 2009 season. Amil has not allowed a goal over her last 235:10 of action.
Junior goalkeeper Mia Holmes totaled 15 saves for the Panthers (2-9, 0-2 ODAC), seeing all 60 minutes of action. W&L led in shots, 31-1, and in penalty corners, 17-1. The 31 shots are the most for the Generals this season. The nine goals are the most for the Blue and White since an 11-0 win over Sweet Briar on October 27, 2016.
The Generals next compete at Eastern Mennonite on Saturday at 1:00 pm.
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