A week in review: Catching up with the Generals across the field

Kathryn Young and Hannah Denham

The Washington and Lee men’s baseball team went two and one last week, sweeping Lynchburg College in two games at home on March 10, and falling to Eastern Mennonite University at home in a heartbreaking six to five loss. Six hits from Jason Volpicelli, ’21, helped lead the Generals to victory against Lynchburg. As a result of his performance against Lynchburg, Volpicelli was selected as the Generalssports.com Athlete of the Week for the week of March 12. The Generals faced their former head coach who now serves as head coach of Lynchburg. They won the first game 12 to two and won the second game seven to five. 

Jason Volpicelli, ’21, throws to a teammate. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Information.

The team faced off against Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday, March 13. The team fought hard to the end, scoring two late runs in the ninth inning, but lost by just one run. The baseball team currently sits at sixth place in

the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), with a record of eight and seven on the season, and two and three for the ODAC. 

The Generals played two home games against Roanoke College on Saturday, March 16 and lost both of them: six to 14 and zero to three. The team’s next game will be away against Eastern Mennonite again, on Wednesday, March 20.

The third-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team defeated Dickinson College on Wednesday, March 13 with a score of 19 to 11. Haley Tucker, ’19, led the team into victory, breaking the program’s career draw controls record in Wednesday’s game. Tucker also scored four goals, assisting one other and tallied four ground balls. Dani Murray, ’20, Katherine Faria, ’22 .and Cordelia Peters, ’19, also tallied four goals each in Wednesday’s matchup. Elliot Gilbert, ’20, stopped five shots in goal to earn her third win for the Generals this season. The women’s team currently sits at four and two for the season before they will head into conference play.

Haley Tucker, ’19, plays in a game. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Information.

The team faced St. Mary’s on Saturday, March 16 and won the close game, 14 to 13. The Generals will kick off ODAC play at home against Randolph College on Tuesday, March 19. 

The men’s lacrosse team, currently ranked 16th, fell 13 to 14 in a loss against Gettysburg College, ranked 11th. Jack Ware, ’20, led the way for the Generals with his career-high five goals, while Hudson Hamill, ’20, led the way in assists with four. Hamill ranks second overall in the ODAC for assists, logging 16 this season. Jed Londrey, ’20, tallied nine ground balls for the Generals. The Generals held a 40 to 29 advantage in shots, and a 41 to 30 edge in ground balls, as well as winning 19-of-30 faceoffs. 

The team returned to ODAC play on Saturday, March 16 with a home win against Bridgewater. The final score was 18 to four. Next Saturday, they’ll hit the road to face Hampden-Sydney College. The Generals are currently two and zero in ODAC play.