Guilford Picks up Non-Conference Win at Marymount

Arlington, Va. Marymount fell 17-11 to visiting Guilford in its final non-conference game of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Saints drop to 7-5 overall.

Taylor Johnson led Marymount with three goals while Jacki Belker, Stephanie Keane and Molly Maher each added two. Megan McGuirk and Mary Ellen Whitlock both posted lone goals for the Blue and White. Belker and McGuirk also added an assist each.

Marymount opened the game up 3-1 at the 13:30 mark and held the Quakers scoreless for the first 16 minutes of the contest. Guilford (13-1) would then score six of the next seven goals before a Johnson score pulled the Saints within two down 7-5 with 1:05 remaining in the half. The Quakers responded with two goals in the final minute of the stanza to take a 9-5 lead into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Guilford scored an early goal to reach double figures and held the Saints to just six goals the rest of the way. Marymount would pull within five on three different occasions in the half but couldn't chip away at any more of the deficit.

Stephanie Flood led the Saints with six draw controls while Chelsea Ritter added four. Belker and McGuirk both had three ground balls while Cecilia Pasquale caused two turnovers to pace MU's defense.

In goal, Kiki Niebuhr collected 13 saves.

Lily Colley led Guilford with six goals.

Marymount returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Capital Athletic Conference rival Mary Washington in its home finale. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.

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ARLINGTON, Va. Lily Colley scored six goals and two assists in Guilford College's 17-11 non-conference win at Marymount (Va.) Sunday afternoon. NCAA Division III goals and points leader E'leyna Garcia added four scores as the Quakers (13-1) ran their winning streak to a school-record 12 straight games.

The visiting Quakers were coming off a 17-4 league win over Old Dominion Athletic Conference co-leader Shenandoah University less than 24 hours earlier. The Saints jumped out to a two-goal lead Sunday before Colley sparked Guilford's rally.

The Quakers outscored Marymount, 8-2, over the final 13:30 of the first half. Colley scored three times in that stretch, including one with nine seconds remaining that gave Guilford a 9-5 halftime lead. Her twin sister, Becca, netted two of her three scores in that time.

Guilford extended the run by scoring three of the second half's first four tallies. Garcia's second goal of the game opened a 12-6 lead. She scored consecutive goals 15 seconds apart later in the half to give the Quakers their biggest margin, 17-9, with 4:50 left in regulation.

The Quakers held a 33-27 edge in shots and collected 24 of the game's 44 ground balls. Guilford's defense held Marymount to 11 for 22 clearing and forced 23 turnovers. Summer Fowler picked up a game-high five ground balls and caused two turnovers. Liza Mettler made 10 saves in goal, six in the first half, and also had four ground balls.

Taylor Johnson paced Marymount with three goals. Jacki Belker added two goals and an assist. Kiki Niebuhr stopped 13 shots in goal and caused a turnover.

The Quakers return home to host Roanoke College Wednesday (4/17) at 4:00 p.m. in an ODAC match-up.

2013-04-14



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