Fayetteville, NC - Sooner or later, Lesley Oyen wasn't going to be denied.
The junior college transfer came through Wednesday with two second-half goals as Methodist downed visiting in-state rival Guilford, 2-0, at the Monarch Soccerplex. The victory was the second straight for Methodist, which evened its 2003 mark at 2-2. Guilford is now 1-3.
The Quakers held Oyen, Methodist's leading scorer, in check throughout the first half. However, she broke through in the 59th minute with game's first goal in the 59th minute, a 17-yard strike from the left side of the penalty box.
Clinging to a 1-0 lead late in the game, Methodist dodged a bullet as Kimberly Mullen's 22-yard shot off a corner kick hit the cross bar. Oyen capitalized on the break with a goal in the 89th minute to seal the victory for Methodist.
Monarchs goalkeeper Keri LaSalla recorded her first shutout of the season with six saves, including five key saves in the first half.
Methodist plays its first road game on Sunday at 2 p.m. at in-state rival Meredith. Guilford visits Georgia for a two-day tournament hosted by Agnes Scott College September 13-14.