Guilford College Women’s Lacrosse Final – Guilford 17, Methodist 4

reensboro, N.C. – Jordan Clodfelter (Adamant, Vt./Union-32) scored a game-high four goals and an assist to lead Guilford College past visiting Methodist University, 17-4, in a nonconference women’s lacrosse match Wednesday night in the Armfield Athletic Center.

The Quakers improve to 4-3 with their fourth straight win, while Methodist drops to 3-7.

Clodfelter scored all of her goals in the first half as Guilford jumped out to an 11-0 halftime lead. She matched her season high for points in a game and her four tallies mark a season best. Junior Jennifer Abelin (Somers, Conn./Somers) and senior Mary Hutchins (West Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon) both scored two of their three tallies in the opening period. Guilford outshot the Monarchs, 16-8, and limited them to just two successful clears in 11 attempts.

Junior Andrea DiStefano (Albany, N.Y./Albany Academy for Girls) got Methodist on the board 5:25 into the second half and sophomore teammate Krystal Poirier (Wilmington, N.C./Laney) followed eight minutes later to stop the clock with 16:36 remaining. Guilford reeled off three more goals before senior Christina Layson (Glen Burnie, Md./Catonsville C.C.) ended the Monarchs’ scoring with back-to-back scores.

Eight different Quakers found the back of the net, including junior defender Erin Baker (Millersville, Md./Old Mill (Anne Arundel C.C.)), who scored her first Guilford goal with 3:50 remaining. In addition to her three goals, Abelin recorded seven ground balls and caused four turnovers, both game highs. Sophomore Alyzza-May Callahan (Fairhaven, Mass./New Bedford) improved to 4-0 in goal with eight saves and three goals allowed in 51:22.

Sophomore Lindsey Cosgray (Middletown, Md./Middletown) made eight saves in goal for the Monarchs.

Guilford hosts league-rival Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Methodist hosts Sweet Briar College Saturday in a 2:00 p.m. nonconference match.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final) / 2008 Guilford College Lacrosse / Methodist vs Guilford (Mar 26, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.)
Methodist (3-7) vs. Guilford (4-3)
Date: Mar 26, 2008 Location: Greensboro, N.C. Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Attendance:50 Start time:6:00 pm End time:7:30 pm Total time:1:30

Methodist……….. 0 4 – 4
Guilford………… 11 6 – 17

Methodist SCORING: GOALS: Christina Layson 2; Andrea Distefano 1; Krystal Poirier 1.
Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Jordan Clodfelter 4; Mary Hutchins 3; Jennifer Abelin 3; Carolyn Rodda 2; Carrie Ernst 2; Shelly Nogueira 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Erin Baker 1.
ASSISTS: Jordan Clodfelter 1; Mary Hutchins 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Shelly Nogueira 1.

Methodist GROUND BALLS: Amber Jurkovac 4; Chrystal Bradley 3; Lindsey Cosgray 2; Diane Doroftei 2; Christina Layson 2; Erica Nath 2; Andrea Distefano 1; Jessica Hatcher 1; Krystal Poirier 1; Dawn Sanderson 1; Brittny Waldron 1.

Guilford GROUND BALLS: Jennifer Abelin 7; Alyzza-May Callahan 3; Jordan Clodfelter 3; Mary Hutchins 3; Erin Baker 2; Carrie Ernst 2; Hannah Merrell 2; Shelly Nogueira 2; Jennifer Maynard 1; Carolyn Rodda 1; Leah Stettner 1.

Methodist TURNOVERS CAUSED: Diane Doroftei 2; Amber Jurkovac 2; Jessica Hatcher 1; Erica Nath 1; Brittny Waldron 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Jennifer Abelin 4; Jordan Clodfelter 2; Carrie Ernst 2; Hannah Merrell 1.

SHOTS – Methodist 19; Guilford 29.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Methodist 13; Guilford 25.
TURNOVERS – Methodist 24; Guilford 18.
FACEOFFS – Methodist 0-0; Guilford 0-0.
CLEARS – Methodist 9-20; Guilford 14-17.
GOALIES – MU: Lindsey Cosgray 3-7 (60:00 minutes, 25 shots-8 saves, 17 GA); GC: Alyzza-May Callahan 4-0 (51:22, 11-8, 3) , Erin Hoerner (08:38, 2-1, 1).

Start time: 6:00 pm Finish time: 7:30 pm Length of game: 1:30
Officials: Lisa Wells; Kirsten Krohm; Chip Rogers. Scorer: Guilford Sports Info.
A-50 T-1:30 / Nonconference Match