Big Second Half Lifts Roanoke to Triumph over Guilford

SALEM -- Roanoke scored nine of the first 10 goals in the second half to pull away in the 18-13 win over Guilford in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match-up at Kerr Stadium Saturday. The victory lifts the women to a 5-5 mark, including a 3-2 ledger in conference play. The Quakers, who dropped their first conference game of the season, slip to 6-4 overall, 3-1 in the ODAC.

The Maroons led the game in shots (33-25) and forced 26 Quaker turnovers, but Guilford topped Roanoke in draw controls (17-15) while the groundball battle was deadlocked at 25-apiece.

Darragh Evarts led Roanoke in the scoring column with six goals while Allison Bonanno scored a game-high 10 points (5g, 5a). Kathleen Wager added three goals, two assists and a team-best seven draw controls, followed by Jamie Golden, who chipped in two goals and two assists.

Elizabeth Hartge, who finished with a goal and an assist on the afternoon, was a force on the defensive end for Roanoke. She posted career-highs of four draw controls, six caused turnovers and nine groundballs.

Lily Colley led Guilford with four goals, five assists and four groundballs. Eleanora Keene posted a game-best 12 draw controls as E'leyna Garcia had three goals and an assist. Summer Frazier added four goals for the Quakers in defeat.

Lauren Curtin had eight saves in goal for Roanoke. Liza Mettler totaled 13 stops for Guilford.

The women return to action on Tuesday, April 3 as they travel to Lynchburg to take on Randolph in an ODAC contest. The Wildcats are currently 3-6, 1-4 in conference play. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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SALEM, Va. Darragh Evarts scored four of her game-high six goals in the second half of Roanoke College's 18-13 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win over visiting Guilford College Saturday.

The Maroons (5-5, 3-2 ODAC) erased a 6-4 deficit with a decisive 11-2 spurt that spanned both halves. Evarts scored four times during the run and Allison Bonnano added two goals and four assists in that time.

Morgan Conroy's goal with 11:30 left in regulation capped the outburst and gave the Maroons a 15-8 lead, but Guilford (6-4, 3-1 ODAC) reeled off the next three goals. E'leyna Garcia's free-position goal drew the Quakers to with 15-11 with 7:48 to play, but Guilford pulled no closer.

Roanoke's Bonnano finished with a game-high 10 points on five goals and five assists. Kathleen Wager contributed five points on three goals and two assists, and Jamie Golden added two goals and two helpers. Elizabeth Hartge scored once, and had a huge defensive game with nine ground balls and six ground balls. Lauren Curtin made eight saves in goal.

Lily Colley paced the Quakers with nine points on four goals and five assists. She also picked up four ground balls and two draw controls. Summer Frazier also scored four goals and Garcia finished with three goals and an assist. Eleanora Keene scored once and picked up 12 draws. Liza Mettler made 13 saves in goal.

Guilford hosts league-rival Hollins University Wednesday (4/4) at 4:00 p.m.


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