Nov. 15, 2009

* Courtesy of Lynchburg Athletics

LEXINGTON, VA - Freshman midfielder Shelley Hoath (Alexandria, VA/Mount Vernon) scored 24 minutes into the game and the defense made the lead stand up as the Lynchburg College women's soccer team defeated Washington & Lee University 2-0 in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Hornets advance into the Sweet 16 of the tourney, and will find out Monday where and when they will play next.

Shelley Hoath scored the game winner at 23:47 of the first half on an assist from junior forward Betsy Kwiatkowski (Mount Jackson, VA/Stonewall Jackson). LC had a 6-0 edge in shots at intermission and took the 1-0 lead into halftime. Senior midfielder Ashley Hoath (Alexandria, VA/Mount Vernon) added an unassisted insurance goal at 62:09 to complete the scoring.

Junior keeper Anna Wright (pictured left - Ashland, VA/Patrick Henry) made two saves to earn her 10th shutout of the season. Lynchburg out shot Washington & Lee 10-4, but the Generals held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.

The Hornets are now 16-3-3 on the season and enter the Sweet 16 for the third-straight campaign.