Second-Half Run Propels Quakers over Hornets Women’s Lacrosse

For immediate release - 3/27/2013 - #319
Second-Half Run Propels Quakers over Hornets Women's Lacrosse

GREENSBORO, NC – The Guilford College women's lacrosse team used a 10-2 second-half run to defeat Lynchburg College 16-12 on Wednesday night in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play.

As has been the case often with the Hornets, the entire game featured multiple runs for both teams.  Guilford scored the first two goals of the game, with tallies by E'leyna Garcia and Eleanora Keane.  LC answered back quickly, with three straight.  Kendall Adkin's first two of the game sandwiched Bri Slate's goal. 

Garcia and fellow Quaker Lily Colley each put two shots in the back of the net to give GC the 6-2 lead.  However, Lynchburg responded with another three-goal run to tie the game.  Three Hornets - Katherine Francis, Caroline Kilby, and Katie Seidel – each added to their season totals in the spree, as the score would be tied at six to end the half.

LC opened the second stanza in the same fashion as the first ended.  Adkin completed her hat-trick less than a minute in, and Francis did likewise over the next two minutes.  Julie Will scored her first goal of the game to give the Hornets a 10-6 advantage.

Guilford would not stay quiet though.  The Quakers acted quickly and scored five goals in less than four minutes to not only erase the LC lead, but take a one-goal lead.  After five minutes of neither team adding to their totals, Guilford scored shortly after calling a timeout.  Garcia then scored her fifth of the game to give GC a 13-10 lead with just under 12 minutes remaining.  Garcia scored once again shortly after to give the Quakers a four-goal lead.

After solid play by the defense, Francis finally stopped the Guilford run, with a goal at 8:39.  Three more goals were scored in the game, which gave GC the 16-12 win.

Liza Mettler had an outstanding game for the Quakers (8-1 overall, 4-4 ODAC) in goal.  She made 16 saves and picked up four groundballs.  Garcia scored six goals, Keane tallied five and Lily Colley had four, with each of them assisting on one other.  Becca Colley had the other Guilford goal.

Francis led the Hornets with five goals and one assist.  Seidel and Adkin registered the other assists for Lynchburg.  Will had a solid day with four groundballs and two draw controls, and Brianna LaMarca picked up four groundballs as well, while causing three turnovers.

LC (5-4, 2-2) returns home for this weekend.  The Hornets take on ODAC rival Washington and Lee University Saturday at 11 a.m.  The seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony.