Maroons Gun Down Guilford for ODAC Victory

GREENSBORO, N.C. Meegan Rourke scored seven goals and an assist in Roanoke College's 22-8 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win at Guilford College Saturday.

Rourke scored six times in the first half as the Maroons (5-5, 2-2 ODAC) netted the game's first nine goals en route to a 15-4 halftime advantage. Kathleen Wager scored all three of her goals in the first half, which saw seven different Maroons dent the twine.

Roanoke's Jamie Golden also scored three times and added an assist. Teammate Carolyn Miller also finished with three scores. Gina Valles tallied two goals and two assists for the Maroons, who enjoyed a 41-23 edge in shots. Cristina Scichilone, the third of three Roanoke goaltenders, made six of her team's eight saves in the game's final 26:24.

The Quakers' Sarah Bradburd scored a team-high three goals. E'leyna Garcia added one score and two assists. Liza Mettler had 12 stops in goal.

Guilford visits league-rival Hollins University Wednesday (4/6) at 4:30 p.m.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Roanoke outscored Guilford, 15-4 in the first half and never looked back in a 22-8 victory Saturday afternoon. The Maroons improved to 5-5 overall, 2-2 in the ODAC. The Quakers dropped to 2-8, 1-2 in conference play.

The Maroons, now 29-0 against the Quakers, held advantages in shots (41-23), groundballs (16-5) while 9 for 11 in clear attempts and 4 of 5 in free-position shots.

The women scored the first nine goals of the game and never trailed as they cruised to their first win since March 20 against Christopher Newport. Rourke scored four goals over that span. The Maroons have lost five of their last six outings entering today's game.

Meegan Rourke led all scorers with seven goals and an assist for eight points. She added four groundballs, six draw controls and two caused turnovers. Gina Valles contributed two goals, two assists, two groundballs and two draw controls.

Jamie Golden, Kathleen Wager and Carolyn Miller scored three goals each to pace the Maroons. Lyndsey Jones (3-3) earned the win in goal for RC, collecting two saves. Christina Schichilone had a season-best six saves in the second half between the pipes.

Guilford was led by Sarah Bradford with three goals. Kaitlyn Feeney added two goals while E'Leyna Garcia had a goal and two assists. Liza Mettler had 12 saves in goal for the Quakers.

The women return to action tomorrow in Ashland, VA to take on Randolph-Macon College in conference action. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.


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