Miller scores twice, Generals defeat Averett, 7-0

Allie Smith Miller

LEXINGTON, Va. – Junior midfielder Allie Smith Miller (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster Schools) scored a pair of goals to lead the Washington and Lee women's soccer team's offense in a 7-0 win over Averett on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals improved to 5-0-1 overall with the win, while the loss drops the Cougars to 0-7 on the season.

The game remained scoreless through the first 14 minutes, before junior midfielder Elle Prillaman (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) got the Generals on the board at 14:18. First-year forward Lindsay White (Greenville, S.C./JL Mann) added her third goal of the season in the 17th minute and first-year forward Sophia Roche' (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) tallied the team's third goal in the 28th minute.

Miller scored her first goal of the day with 31 seconds remaining in the first half and scored the team's seventh goal in the 79th minute. The team's fifth and sixth goals were scored by first-year defender Annie Martin (Martinsburg, W.Va./Martinsburg) in the 54th minute and sophomore forward Madeleine Becker (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) in the 72nd minute, respectively.

Miller not only led the team with two goals on the day, but also notched a game-high six shots in the contest. Martin, Becker and first-year midfielder Madison Sumatra (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) all came in next with four shots each and combined for four shots on goal. Sumatra and Becker also added an assist each in the game on the Generals' final two goals.

For the Cougars, sophomore forward Camryn Lunsford tallied the team's only shot in the game. She put her attempt on goal, forcing W&L sophomore keeper Grace Coombs (Boca Raton, Fla./Saint Andrews School) to make a leaping save in the 44th minute.

Coombs (5-0-1) earned the win and needed just the one save to keep the Cougars off the board in the first half. Sophomore goalkeeper Jasmine Furin (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield School) relieved Coombs and played the entire second half, but the defense held the Cougars to no shots.

For the game, the Generals outshot the Cougars 38-1 and put 16 shots on goal. The 38 shots from the W&L offense is the most in a game since firing 38 attempts on Ferrum last season in a 2-0 win on October 24.

The Generals will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Meredith for a 1:00 pm match.

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