Guilford Fends off Furious RMC Rally in 34-Goal Game

GREENSBORO, N.C. Summer Frazier scored six goals and E'leyna Garcia added four in Guilford College's 18-16 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win over Randolph-Macon College Sunday.

Frazier tallied four times and added her lone assist in the second half, which saw the Quakers (4-9, 3-3 ODAC) build a 9-7 halftime lead into an 18-12 advantage with 6:11 remaining in regulation.

Randolph-Macon (5-6, 3-2 ODAC) scored the match's final four goals. Erin Clare Cassidy netted her sixth goal with 29 seconds left, which provided the game's final margin. Five different Quakers scored in a decisive 5-0 run before Cassidy tallied consecutive goals 10 minutes into the game. Her goals triggered a 5-1 run that pulled the Yellow Jackets to within 6-5. Guilford recovered to score three of the next five goals and held a 9-7 halftime lead.

Guilford's Shannon Kandola scored three times on as many shots and added two draw controls. Becca Colley and Kathryn Carella both scored twice for the Quakers. Defender Katie Oliver had an assist to go with six ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers. Guilford goalie Liza Mettler made seven of the Quakers' nine saves, six in the second half.

The trio of Cassidy, Elyse Cooper and Kelly Egan combined for all but one of the Yellow Jackets' 16 goals. Cooper had six goals and an assist. Cassidy scored six times and won a game-high five draws. Egan netted three goals and dished out six assists for a game-best nine points.

Guilford hosts nationally ranked league-rival Washington and Lee University Wednesday (4/20) at 3:00 p.m.

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GREENSBORO, NC Guilford was able to build a six goal lead late in the second half and held off a furious Randolph-Macon rally as the Quakers topped the Yellow Jackets 18-16 in ODAC Women's Lacrosse action in Greensboro on Sunday.

Erin Clare Cassidy and Elyse Cooper each had six goals to lead the R-MC offense, while Kelly Egan had a hat trick and dished out four helpers to notch seven points on the afternoon. Holly Sargeant had one goal and three helpers for four points.

GC (4-9/3-3 ODAC) was paced by a six goal performance from Summer Frazier that was complimented by four scores from E'Leyna Garcia and a hat trick from Shannon Kanola. Reegan Carbon and Liza Mettler combined to make nine stops for Guilford which was outshot by R-MC 37-25.

The Quakers scored the first five goals before back-to-back Cassidy tallies with just over 20 minutes to go in the opening half made the score 5-2.

After a Kathryn Carella strike made it 6-2 in favor of GC, Cooper scored the first of her three straight goals from Egan for the natural hat trick and pulled R-MC to within one at 6-5 with 6:24 to go in the half.

Back-to-back goals by the Quakers put them back out in front 8-5. After the teams exchanged goals, R-MC would head to the locker room down 9-7 after Cassidy scored with just two seconds to go.

Cooper pulled R-MC within one on a goal set up by Audrey Hester 43 seconds into the second stanza.

GC rallied, going on a four goal run, making it 13-8 when Frazier scored with 15:40 to play in the contest.

The Yellow Jackets fought back with goals by Sargeant and Egan to cut it to 13-10, but consecutive scores by the Quakers pushed their lead to 15-10 with 9:33 to play.

A Cassidy goal with 7:10 to play made the score 16-12, before Garcia and Frazier scored 31 seconds apart, giving GC the 18-12 advantage with just 6:11 on the clock.

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2011-04-17



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