Women's Lacrosse Falls At W&L

March 25, 2008

Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season as the third-ranked Panthers suffered a 14-8 loss at #8 Washington & Lee. The Panthers struck early in the first half scoring the first two goals before the Generals answered back with two of their own to tie the contest, 2-2, at 22:19. Middlebury's Chase Delano slipped one passed goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor at 11:24 to put them back on top, but W&L added two more markers, taking a 4-3 lead into the break.

W&L (9-1) began the second period with four-straight scores, capped off by a free-position goal from Kat Michaels at 22:44 to give W&L an 8-3 edge. Delano tallied two of the Panthers' ensuing three goals, tightening the contest to 9-6 with 15:33. Yet, Middlebury could not get any closer as the Generals picked up their first-ever victory over the Panthers.

Christine Bender amassed a career-high five goals for W&L, while Britten Mathews had three goals and two assists, and Colleen Evans tallied three goals. Tilbor denied 13 would-be goals in goal for W&L

Middlebury (3-1) was paced by Delano's four goals, while Dana Heritag notched two goals. Goalkeeper Blair Bowie played the majority of the contest in goal, tallying five saves and allowing 12 goals.

MIDDLEBURY GOALS: Chase Delano 4; Dana Heritage 2; Katherine Entwisle1; Sally Ryan 1. MIDDLEBURY ASSISTS: Amanda Smith 2.

W&L GOALS: Christine Bender 5; Britten Mathews 3; Colleen Evans 3; Kelsi Robinson 1; Kat Michaels 1; Katie Flippen 1. W&L ASSISTS: Britten Mathews 2; Kelsi Robinson 2; Laura Henson 1.


Sarah Tilbor (W&L): 60:00, 8 GA, 13 saves Blair Bowie (MC): 48:38, 12 GA, 5 saves Whitney Wildrick (MC): 11:22, 2 GA, 2 saves