LEXINGTON, Va. – Alli Shearin scored five goals and Maddie McKaig added three goals and three assists in Washington and Lee University’s 18-10 win over Guilford College Wednesday in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament semifinal.
The top-seeded Generals (14-4), ranked 15th in this week’s United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Coaches’ Poll, advance to the ODAC Tournament final against the winner of Wednesday night’s semifinal between second-seeded Roanoke College and number-three Lynchburg College.
Guilford, seeded fourth in the six-team field, concludes the best season in school history with an 11-7 overall record.
Washington and Lee raced to a 5-0 lead less than five minutes into the game. Margaret Klein scored consecutive goals 11 seconds apart just over two minutes into the game. Shearin made the score 3-0 21 seconds after Klein’s goals. McKaig and Alex Van Horn tallied 21 seconds apart two minutes later before the Quakers’ got on the board at the 24:17 mark on E’leyna Garcia’s first goal of the game.
The Generals scored six of the half’s final eight goals, two by Greta Witter, which opened an 11-3 Washington and Lee halftime advantage.
The Quakers came out strong in the second half, scoring four of the period’s first six goals. The first of four second-half Summer Frazier tallies drew Guilford to within 13-7 with 22:01 left in regulation. The teams traded goals before Washington and Lee reeled off three straight scores, two by Shearin, which made it a 17-8 game with 7:33 remaining.
Witter finished with four points on three goals and an assist for Washington and Lee. Meade Brewster added a goal and two helpers, plus four draw controls. Klein totaled three points on two goals and one assist. Cara Mulligan played over 57 minutes in goal and made all seven of Washington and Lee’s saves. She also picked up a team-high three ground balls.
Garcia’s game-high six points paced the Quakers and helped her set Guilford’s season scoring record with 80 points. She and Frazier shared the team lead with 57 goals this year, which ties Tina Beahan’s ‘97 school standard set in 1996. Junior goalie Liza Mettler recorded 10 saves and three ground balls.
Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2012 Guilford College Lacrosse
Guilford vs #15 Washington and Lee (May 02, 2012 at Lexington, VA)
Guilford (11-7) vs. Washington and Lee (14-4)
Date: May 02, 2012
Location: Lexington, VA
Stadium: Watt Field
Start time:4:00 pm
End time:5:55 pm
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot ---------------------------------- Guilford............ 3 7 - 10 Washington and Lee.. 11 7 - 18
Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Summer Frazier 4; E’leyna Garcia 3; Julia Fraser 2; Sarah Bradburd 1.
ASSISTS: E’leyna Garcia 3.
Washington and Lee SCORING: GOALS: Alli Shearin 5; Maddie McKaig 3; Greta Witter 3; Margaret Klein 2; Meade Brewster 1; Meredith Lavin 1; Alex Van Horn 1; Kirby Taylor 1; Catherine Klinedinst 1.
ASSISTS: Maddie McKaig 3; Meade Brewster 2; Margaret Klein 1; Meredith Lavin 1; Greta Witter 1.
Guilford GROUND BALLS: Becca Colley 3; Liza Mettler 3; Katherine Falzareno 2; Lizz Carella 1; Celine De Perlinghi 1; Eleanora Keene 1; Katie Oliver 1.
Washington and Lee GROUND BALLS: Cara Mulligan 3; Leanne Stone 3; Lauren Acker 1; Ashley Barnes 1; Meade Brewster 1; Elizabeth Bucklee 1; Katie Hagen 1; Caroline Kingsbery 1; Margaret Klein 1; Meredith Lavin 1; Olive Waxter 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Becca Colley 2; Lily Colley 1; Katherine Falzareno 1; Summer Frazier 1.
Washington and Lee TURNOVERS CAUSED: Elizabeth Bucklee 1; Caroline Kingsbery 1; Leanne Stone 1; Olive Waxter 1.
SHOTS – Guilford 22; Washington and Lee 36.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Guilford 17; Washington and Lee 28.
TURNOVERS – Guilford 20; Washington and Lee 12.
CLEARS – Guilford 11-15; Washington and Lee 15-16.
GOALIES – GC: Liza Mettler 11-7 (60:00 minutes, 28 shots-10 saves, 18 GA); W&L: Jennifer Linder (02:29, 1-0, 1) , Cara Mulligan 13-2 (57:31, 16-7, 9).
Start time: 4:00 pm
Finish time: 5:55 pm
Length of game: 1:55
Officials:. Scorer: W&L Sports Info..
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal Washington and
Lee is ranked 15th in this week’s USILA Division III Coaches’ Poll.