LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Washington and Lee did much more than survive and advance in the NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse tournament.

The Generals thrived.

W&L defeated Transylvania 21-0 in the second round in Lexington. That margin of victory allowed head coach Brooke Diamond O’Brien to put in players that don’t normally see a lot of playing time. And that could prove to be very beneficial knowing the road ahead will get tougher.

“We’re 34 women deep and they did a nice job of coming in and playing some quality minutes here for us because we want to get as many people on the field as we possibly can,” O’Brien said.

“Not only because it recognizes the strength of our team but also the hard work that people put into practice every day and sometimes don’t see the field.”

The Generals, ranked fifth in the country, will play No. 12 Wesleyan in the third round on Saturday in Gettysburg, Pa.

“It starts with practice,” O’Brien said. “The way we practice is the way we’re going to play on Saturday. So that’s number one.”