Washington & Lee Slips Past Seahawk Women's Soccer in Overtime

Allison Griffin
Allison Griffin

Lexington, Va. – Regionally-ranked Washington & Lee University needed an extra period to get past the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team Saturday afternoon.  The Generals scored the game-winning goal three minutes into overtime for the 2-1 non-conference victory.

The Generals' (11-2-1), who are ranked ninth in the South Atlantic region, game-winning goal came at 92:56 when senior midfielder Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La.) took a shot from the right side that bounced in off the far post.

For the match, shots were even at 10 apiece while W&L owned a 6-2 margin in corner kicks.

Senior forward Tori Eskay (Damascus, Md./Urbana) put St. Mary's (5-6-1) on the scoreboard first, firing a two-yard shot from the left corner that got past first-year goalkeeper Addie Healy (Waterford, Va.) at 2:21.

The 1-0 Seahawk lead stood until 69:27 when sophomore forward Katherine Rush's (Cornelius, N.C.) shot deflected off junior goalie Allison Griffin (Dayton, Md./River Hill) and first-year Becca Dunn (Houston, Texas) finished it for the equalizer.

Griffin picked up a career-best three saves in her first career start in goal for St. Mary's while Healy registered two stops for the Generals.

The Seahawks will be back in action on Tuesday, October 16 when St. Mary's travels to Fredericksburg, Virginia to face the University of Mary Washington in Capital Athletic Conference action at 4:00 pm.

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