LEXINGTON, Va – In today's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match-up with the Washington and Lee Generals, the Bridgewater College women's lacrosse team came up short by two goals to lose 9-7.
Washington and Lee was the first team to put a shot into the back of the net with 27 minutes remaining in the first frame. Carli Bafford netted the equalizer on a free position shot with 25:37 on the clock to bring the score to 1-1.
The Generals scored two more goals to build their lead to 3-1, but Bafford notched another free position goal with 20:02 left in the first half to cut the lead to 3-2.
Over the next 17 minutes, Washington and Lee managed to tally three more goals, one of which was with a man-up advantage to boost the lead to 6-2.
Bridgewater had a crucial 11 turnovers in the first half and Washington and Lee outshot the Eagles by a 17-6 advantage.
Coming out of the intermission, Bafford netted a shot from a man-up opportunity with 27:58 left in the second frame to cut the lead to 6-4.
Emily Conway tallied back-to-back goals for the Generals, before Taylor Chamberlain scored back-to-back goals of her own with 13:15 on the clock to bring the score to 8-6. Chamberlain's first goal was a man-up goal from the free position and her second was unassisted.
Washington and Lee notched a goal with 8:23 remaining in the second half, making the score 9-6.
Bafford scored the final goal for the Eagles from the free position with 2:14 left in the game. Bridgewater was unable to overcome as it fell 9-7 to the Generals.
In the cage, Laura Reynolds turned away 12 shots on the afternoon as she picked up the loss, while Cara Mulligan for the Generals recorded four saves in the win.
Bafford led the offensive efforts for the Eagles with four goals, followed by Chamberlain with two. Devilbiss dished out the only assist for Bridgewater.
Conway led the Generals with four goals, while Margaret Klein notched three goals. Katie Hagen dished out a game high two assists.
Washington and Lee won the draw control advantage by 11-7 and outshot the Eagles by a 27-14 margin on the afternoon.
Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday for senior day as they take on Hollins at home. Game time is set for 1 p.m.