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Haufe's Last-Second Goal Lifts Eagles

Cat Haufe controls the ball for the Eagles.
Cat Haufe controls the ball for the Eagles.

LEXINGTON, Va. - Catherine Haufe found the back of the net on the final touch of regulation as her shot rolled across the goal line just before time expired Saturday afternoon, giving the Eagles a stunning 2-1 victory over Washington and Lee.

The Generals had possession in the waning seconds and Erin Hoen put a shot on frame for W&L. Eagles' keeper Sydney Davis made the save and immediately punted the ball downfield. Hunter Collier touched the ball past the deepest Generals' defender and Haufe ran on to the loose ball with the just the keeper between her and the goal. With W&L keeper Jasmine Furin coming out to challenge, Haufe slotted her shot past the keeper and the ball rolled into the goal just before time expired. After a brief discussion, the officials ruled the goal good and the Eagles left Lexington with a key 2-1 ODAC victory.

The victory was the third straight for the Eagles over W&L, the first time in program history the Eagles have taken three in a row from the Generals. Saturday's victory was the eighth straight this season for the Eagles, now 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the ODAC.

The teams played to a scoreless standoff in the first half until the Eagles broke the ice in the 35th minute. Freshman forward Emily York possessed the ball on the left side and dribbled through the Generals' defense for a shot. York worked worked past two defenders and created space for a shot that she hit high and inside the far post to put the Eagles ahead 1-0. 

The Eagles maintained the 1-0 lead until the 82nd minute when the hosts took advantage of a corner kick to even the score. Sydney von Rosenberg sent the kick into the box and Megan Engeland put a shot through traffic inside the left post to even the score.

Bridgewater had a corner opportunity in the 86th minute, but the Generals defended the set piece well and cleared the ball out of the box. There were no shots taken until Hoen's attempt with 15 seconds remaining, followed by Haufe's improbable goal.

The Eagles are back in action Wednesday evening when they travel to Roanoke College for a non-conference matchup with the Maroons. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m.