No. 16 Generals off to best start in program history after 10th straight win

Natalie Choo

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The No. 16 Washington and Lee women's soccer team scored four goals in the first half and six in the second to defeat Sweet Briar, 10-0, on Saturday for its program-record tying 10th consecutive win.

The win propels the Generals' overall record to 11-0-1 and 4-0 in the ODAC, as the 10 straight wins ties the 1997 team for the longest streak in school history. The 11-0-1 record now stands as the team's best 12-game start to a season in program history, after the 2003 team started 10-0-1.

Sweet Briar falls to 0-10 overall on the season with the loss and 0-4 in the conference.

Junior midfielders Natalie Choo (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) and Allie Smith Miller (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster Schools) led the way for the Generals' offense with two goals apiece. Choo's goals were the first two of her career, while Miller's goals were her third and fourth scores of the season.

Senior defender Hannah Dodds (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Haverford), first-year midfielder Madison Sumatra (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) and first-year forward Ava Boussy (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) scored once each, also marking career firsts for the trio.

First-year forward Sophia Roche' (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) put the Generals on the board in the ninth minute with her team-leading eighth goal of the season, all of which have come over the last eight games. A goal from junior defender Meredith Culhane (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) came in the 47th minute, as she added assists on Sumatra's and Dodds' goals for a four-point game, a career high.

For the game, the Generals held a 48-0 advantage in shots and earned 12 corner kicks, while conceding none. The stern defensive effort helped sophomore goalkeeper Jasmine Furin (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield School) to her third career shutout. Furin has yet to allow a goal over 135:00 in goal this season.

Sweet Briar first-year goalkeeper Katelyn Meyer played all 90 minutes in goal for the Vixens and made 13 saves.

The Generals will return to action on Tuesday when they host Guilford at 4:00 pm in ODAC play.

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