Guilford Women’s Lacrosse 16 – Goucher 18

Greensboro, N.C. — Senior Emily Blatter (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored seven goals and teammate Kate Knitter (Sellersville, Pa./Pennridge) added five as visiting Goucher College opened its women’s lacrosse season with an 18-16 victory at Guilford College Saturday afternoon.

Guilford senior Mary Hutchins (West Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon) became the Quakers’ (0-2) career scoring leader in defeat. She had a goal and five assists Saturday and moved past Jen Harrison ’91 into first place on Guilford’s all-time scoring list with 175 points on 106 goals and a school-record 69 assists. Her five assists Saturday matched a career best and stand second in school history.

Knitter’s fifth and final score of the game with 6:02 left in regulation gave the Gophers (1-0) an 18-12 lead, but the Quakers reeled off the next four scores to provide the final margin, including Carrie Ernst’s (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) tally with 0.4 seconds remaining. Knitter and Blatter both had two goals during a critical 6-1 Goucher spurt early in the second half that opened a one-goal lead into a six-goal edge with 13:24 left in the contest.

Blatter also had an assist and finished with a game-high eight point, plus six draw controls. Junior Sandy Okun (Stevenson, Md./McDonogh School) added two goals and one assist. Junior Marlo Tersigni (Worcester, Mass./Lawrence Academy) enjoyed a solid all-around game in the midfield with two goals, one assist, seven draw controls and seven ground balls. She and Blatter helped the Gophers enjoy an 18-17 edge in draw controls.

Junior Jennifer Abelin’s (Somers, Conn./Somers) career-high five goals and three caused turnovers led Guilford. Senior Jordan Clodfelter (Adamant, Vt./Union-32) added five points on three goals and two assists.

Guilford hosts Catholic University of America Tuesday (3/4) at 3:00 p.m. The Gophers visit Dickinson College Tuesday (3/4) at 3:30 p.m.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final) / 2008 Guilford College Lacrosse
Goucher vs Guilford (Mar 01, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.)
Goucher (1-0) vs. Guilford (0-2)
Date: Mar 01, 2008 Location: Greensboro, N.C. Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Attendance:87 Start time:12 noon End time:2:00 pm Total time:2:00

Goucher…………. 8 10 – 18
Guilford………… 8 8 – 16

Goucher SCORING: GOALS: Emily Blatter 7; Kate Knitter 5; Sandy Okun 3; Marlo Tersigni 2; Colleen Cole 1.
ASSISTS: Emily Blatter 1; Sheila O’Neal 1; Sandy Okun 1; Marlo Tersigni 1.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Jennifer Abelin 5; Jordan Clodfelter 3; Carolyn Rodda 2; Mary Hutchins 1; Carrie Ernst 1; Kelly Gonzalez 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Caryn Washington 1; Shelly Nogueira 1.
ASSISTS: Mary Hutchins 5; Jordan Clodfelter 2; Carrie Ernst 2; Ellie Merritt 1.

Goucher GROUND BALLS: Marlo Tersigni 7; Liz Robertson 5; Sara Miller 4; Kate Knitter 3; Jenny Lucey 3; Emily Blatter 1; Colleen Cole 1; Sheila O’Neal 1; Cindy Villareal 1; Melissa Zimmerman 1.
Guilford GROUND BALLS: Shelly Nogueira 4; Erin Baker 3; Kaitlin Feeney 3; Kelly Gonzalez 3; Carolyn Rodda 3; Jennifer Abelin 2; Jordan Clodfelter 1; Erin Hoerner 1; Mary Hutchins 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Ellie Merritt 1.

Goucher TURNOVERS CAUSED: Liz Robertson 2; Kate Knitter 1; Sheila O’Neal 1; Marlo Tersigni 1; Melissa Zimmerman 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Jennifer Abelin 3; Kelly Gonzalez 2; Mary Hutchins 2; Shelly Nogueira 2; Erin Baker 1.

SHOTS – Goucher 39; Guilford 35.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Goucher 27; Guilford 24.
TURNOVERS – Goucher 22; Guilford 28.
FACEOFFS – Goucher 0-0; Guilford 0-0.
CLEARS – Goucher 15-18; Guilford 14-24.
GOALIES – GOU: Brittany Foster 1-0 (60:00 minutes, 24 shots-8 saves, 16 GA); GC: Erin Hoerner 0-2 (60:00, 27-9, 18).

Start time: 12 noon Finish time: 2:00 pm Length of game: 2:00
Officials: Chip Rogers; Donna Richardson; David Morris. Scorer:
Guilford Sports Info.

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