Women’s lax wins in OT

Stunning overtime finish gives women’s lax second win in past three games


Is Olivia Sisson, ‘17, the Generals’ key to victory? She has scored two goals in each of their wins this season. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

W&L Sports Information

Midfielder Olivia Sisson, ‘17, tallied the game-winning goal for the Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team in a 9-8 overtime victory over Catholic on March 19 at Watt Field.

Sisson recorded the game-winner in the overtime period when she found the back of the net off of a feed from attacker Melissa Coggins, ‘16.

The Generals went into halftime with a 4-2 lead, but attacker Jenna Van Middelem, ‘17, sparked a 4-0 run for the Cardinals in the second stanza.

Attacker Haley Tucker, ‘19, cut the lead to one when she beat keeper Christina De Cesaris, ‘19, with 22:46 on the clock. However, Catholic responded 3:22 later when midfielder Alexis Bosilovic , ‘17, registered an unassisted goal to make the score 7-5.

Coggins found Sisson at the 17:43 mark (7-6), but Bosilovic scored again with 8:41 left in the contest off of a free position shot to increase the Cardinals’ lead to 8-6.

Maddy Graves, ‘19, tallied her second goal of the game at the 4:36 mark when she scored off of a feed from Holland (8-7). The duo struck again with 17 seconds remaining in regulation when Graves knotted the game at 8-8 after she scored off of the assist from Holland to send the game into overtime.

For the game, the Blue and White held a 23-22 edge in shots and a 17-10 advantage in ground balls. Catholic won 13 draw controls as opposed to W&L’s five.

Goalie Hannah Wiltshire, ‘18, saw all 62:31 of action in goal for the Generals and posted a season-high seven saves. De Cesaris also played the entire contest in net for the Cardinals and finished with nine saves.

Tucker and Graves tallied three goals each for W&L, while Coggins and Holland dished out three assists apiece.

Washington and Lee returns to action on March 23, when they open up ODAC play by hosting Shenandoah.