20th-ranked Generals defeat E&H, 7-1, for eighth straight win

Brenna Wehner

LEXINGTON, Va. – Six different players combined for seven goals, as the No. 20 Washington and Lee women's soccer team coasted to its eighth straight win, a 7-1 decision over Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals improve to 9-0-1 overall with the win and 2-0 in conference, while the Wasps fall to 2-8-1 overall and 0-4 in league play.

First-year forward Lindsay White (Greenville, S.C./JL Mann) put the Generals on the board with goals in the 23rd and 28th minutes, her fifth and sixth scores of the season. Junior midfielder Erin Hoeh (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga) tallied her second goal of the season in the 34th minute, followed by a score from first-year defender Annie Martin (Martinsburg, W.Va./Martinsburg) in the 36th minute, as the Generals took a 4-0 lead into halftime.

In the first half, the Generals outshot the Wasps, 25-3, and possessed the ball for 59-percent of the opening frame.

In the second half, sophomore midfielder Chloe Rapier (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton), sophomore forward Madeleine Becker (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) and senior forward Kelsey Anderson (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) each scored once for the Generals to give the team a 7-0 lead through 82 minutes of play. Anderson added an assist on the Becker goal for a three-point game.

The lone Emory & Henry goal came off the foot of first-year forward Helen Frazier in the 90th minute.

Roche' led the way for the Blue and White with a game-high 11 shots and put seven on goal. Sophomore forward Emily Leding (Little Rock, Ark./Pulaski Academy) came in next with seven total attempts, while four other Generals each tallied three shots.

The Wasps were led by senior forward Graysen Barrs, who took two shots and put one on goal. Frazier and first-year midfielder Ashlee Jordan shot once for E&H.

Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Coombs (Boca Raton, Fla./Saint Andrews School) (9-0-1) received the win for the Generals, playing all 90 minutes in net. The Generals' defense recorded a save early in the first half, when first-year defender Brenna Wehner (Crosswicks, N.J./The Hun School of Princeton) kicked a shot away from danger before crossing the goal line.

For the Wasps, junior keeper Kaela Schlevensky (2-4) took the loss after allowing four goals, with five saves, in the first half. First-year Natalie Capone played the second half in goal for the Wasps, making seven saves.

For the game, the Generals finished with a 43-5 shot advantage and earned 12 corner kicks in the game, while conceding just two.

The Generals will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Ferrum for a 7:00 pm ODAC showdown.

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