March 13, 2013

Randolph Women’s Lacrosse Bested By Guilford College Wednesday 21-8

                LYNCHBURG, VA – Guilford College and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leading scorer E'leyna Garcia scored six goals as the Randolph College women's lacrosse team dropped a conference tussle with Guilford College 21-8 Wednesday evening on a cold night from WildCat Stadium.

                The WildCats (3-3/0-3 ODAC) fell behind just 28 seconds into the contest, as Courtney Morsberger netted a free position shot for a 1-0 Guilford lead. Randolph jumped out in front with two straight goals, as Nushaa Kaz (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) and Ashley Edwards (Sumerduck, VA/Liberty) netted back-to-back tallies.

                The Quakers (5-1/3-0 ODAC) responded with four straight scores, two coming from Lily Colley to make the count 5-2. Sophomore Taylor Klevenz (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill) scored an unassisted goal to pull to within at 5-3, but the visiting Quakers buried the game's next eight goals to up the margin to 10 at 13-3. After entering halftime down 15-5, the WildCats defense played better in the second half but the offense couldn't make up the ground.

                Klevenz finished with three goals and an assist, picking up six draw controls as well for the WildCats. Edwards posted three scores for Randolph, while junior Melanie Eisele (Kennett Square, PA/Sanford School) added a goal, an assist and three ground balls. Junior Samie Maggard (Baltimore, MD/Patapsco) chalked up four ground balls, two caused turnovers and an assist as well for Randolph.

                First-year keeper Sara Woodward (Wilmington, DE/Wilmington Friends) came on in relief to stop eight shots between the pipes for Randolph. The WildCats were doubled up in the shot column 40-20 on the evening.

                Guilford was led by the six points and two goals from Garcia, who added five draw controls. Lily Colley had five goals and three assists, and sister Becca Colley posted three goals and three assists for the Quakers. Middie Eleanora Keene also had a solid game for GC, scoring three times to go with nine ground balls and eight draw controls. Quaker keeper Liza Mettler made seven stops in the win.

                Randolph will travel to Fayetteville, NC on Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. to take on the Lions of Piedmont College at Methodist University in a non-conference battle.