Guilford Wins ODAC Showdown at Shenandoah, 17-4

Guilford Takes Sole Possession of First Place in the ODAC (Summer Fowler photo)
Guilford Takes Sole Possession of First Place in the ODAC (Summer Fowler photo)

WINCHESTER, Va. – E'leyna Garcia scored eight goals in Guilford College's 17-4 lacrosse win at Shenandoah University Saturday.

The Quakers' school-record 11th straight win put Guilford (12-1, 8-0 ODAC) in sole possession of first place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) standings. Shenandoah (10-3, 7-1 ODAC) suffered its first loss in four games.

Samantha Sisson's free-position goal nearly 10 minutes into the match gave the Hornets a 2-1 lead. Guilford reeled off the next 10 goals, five by Garcia, and never looked back. Garcia converted a Lily Colley pass as time expired and sent the visitors into halftime with a 10-2 lead.

Colley finished with seven points on four goals and three assists. The junior set the school record for season assists (33). Garcia, NCAA Division III's leader in goals and points, netted eight markers for the fifth time this season and bumped her school-record season total to 83. She also had five draw controls and three ground balls. Guilford won 18 of the game's 22 draws, six by Eleanora Keene. Senior goalie Liza Mettler made six saves, five in the second half.

Amy Rollins' two goals led the Hornets, who scored their fewest goals of the season. Goalie Ashley Cross made five saves and picked up two ground balls. Sisson scored once and collected four ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Guilford remains in northern Virginia to play a nonconference game at Marymount University Sunday.