Colley, Garcia Lead Guilford over Washington & Lee

GREENSBORO, N.C. Lily Colley (Wells, Maine/Wells) and E'leyna Garcia (Plantation, Fla./Pine Coast Prep) both scored four goals in Guilford College's 11-6 ODAC victory over Washington and Lee University Saturday.

Senior goalie Liza Mettler made nine saves as the Quakers (15-1, 10-0 ODAC) completed the ODAC's first 10-0 regular season and clinched the top seed in the upcoming league tournament. The victory also snapped the Generals' 24-game winning streak over Guilford, which dated to 1990.

The Quakers overcame a second-half deficit for the second straight game and extended its school-record winning streak to 14 games. Catherine Klinedinst's three first-half goals and Washington and Lee's patient offense contributed to the Generals' 4-2 halftime lead.

Colley fed her sister, Becca, with the second-half's opening score four minutes into the period. The junior's tally triggered a 7-0 Guilford run that featured two goals apiece by Lily Colley, Garcia and Eleanora Keene. Lily Colley scored the tying goal with 20:56 left in regulation before netting the go-ahead score off a free-position shot with 14:57 left. Garcia's goal with 45 seconds left in the game marked her 96th of the season, which broke the ODAC's season goals mark set by Bridgewater College's Amy Rafalski in 1998.

Mettler was a wall for Guilford, especially in the second half. The senior moved into second place on the school's career saves list (508) and stopped seven shots in the second half. She made consecutive stops on Meade Brewster and Margaret Klein 14 seconds apart early in half, which helped keep the Generals off the scoreboard until Margaret Pascale tallied with 2:39 left. Washington and Lee scored on just one of seven free-position shots and Mettler stopped three of them.

Lily Colley scored a game-high six points on four goals and two assists for Guilford. She also picked up three ground balls and caused a turnover. Keene added three points with two goals and an assist, plus a game-high four draw controls. Becca Colley scooped up four ground balls and caused three turnovers, both team highs.

Klinedinst's three goals paced the Generals (6-9, 6-3 ODAC). Pascale scored twice and Carly Taglienti added a goal and an assist. Leanne Stone picked up a game-high five ground balls and caused three turnovers. Goalie Cara Milligan had four saves, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

The Quakers will host an ODAC Tournament semifinal game April 27. The tournament pairings and schedule will be announced April 21.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Guilford recovered from a 4-2 halftime deficit to post an 11-6 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon in Greensboro.

The win was just the second by the Quakers against W&L in 26 chances and the first since 1990. It also secured Guilford (15-1, 10-0) the top seed for the ODAC Tournament.

W&L (6-9, 6-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the strength of two goals by sophomore attacker Catherine Klinedinst (McLean, Va./Holton-Arms School) and a tally by first-year attacker Carly Taglienti (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) off a feed from junior attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame).

Guilford scored two straight to make it a 3-2 game, but Klinedinst gave the Generals a 4-2 halftime lead when she scored off a Hagen assist with 11:05 left in the first half.

The Quakers opened the second stanza by scoring the first seven goals to take a 9-4 lead with 3:16 remaining. Junior midfielder Becca Colley got things started when she scored off an assist by junior attacker Lily Colley at 26:05, and Lily Colley then scored two straight for a 5-4 lead with 14:57 to play. Junior attacker E'Leyna Garcia then scored two straight to make it 7-4, and two consecutive tallies by sophomore midfielder Eleanora Keene capped the rally.

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