Guilford College Women’s Lacrosse Final – Guilford 17, Sweet Briar 3

Greensboro, N.C. – Senior Mary Hutchins (Lebanon, N.H./West Lebanon) scored a season-high eight points in Guilford College’s 17-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse victory over visiting Sweet Briar College Wednesday night. Hutchins had four goals and four assists as the Quakers (7-4, 3-1 ODAC) won for the seventh time in eight matches. Sweet Briar drops to 3-6 (0-5 ODAC).

Nine different Quakers scored for Guilford, which spent most of the second half passing the ball around the Sweet Briar end. Hutchins scored twice and had all four assists in the first half, which helped the Quakers build a 13-2 advantage. Guilford scored 10 of the game’s first 11 goals held the Vixens’ Stewart Hulfish (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) to two points (1 goal, 1 assist), nearly three points below her league-leading average of 4.71 points per game. Ellie Donahue (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) and Megan Behrle (Manassas, Va./.Stonewall Jackson) also scored for Sweet Briar.

Hutchins’ eight points rank fourth in Guilford history and are the most scored in a game since she hit for a school-record 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) in a 2007 win over the College of Wooster. She missed her career high for helpers in a match by one.

Senior Jordan Clodfelter (Adamant, Vt./Union-32) added four points on two goals and two assists for the Quakers. Teammates Caryn Washington (Baltimore, Md./Park School), Kelly Gonzalez (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown), Hannah Merrell (Wofleboro, N.H./Kingswood Region) and Carolyn Rodda (Bethesda, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) also scored twice in the win. Sophomore Shelly Noguiera (East Calais, Vt./Union-32) scored once and shared game-high honors with five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Guilford outshot the Vixens, 31-14, and converted all four free-position shots.

Guilford sophomore Alyzza-May Callahan (Fairhaven, Mass./New Bedford) improved to 6-1 in goal with six saves in just under 50 minutes. Lisa Weisbrich (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) had nine stops for the Vixens.

The Quakers visit nationally ranked Washington and Lee University Saturday (4/12) afternoon in a 2:00 p.m. ODAC match. Sweet Briar hosts Bridgewater College Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. ODAC match.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final) / 2008 Guilford College Lacrosse / Sweet Briar vs Guilford (Apr 09, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.)
Sweet Briar (3-6, 0-5 ODAC) vs. Guilford (7-4, 3-1 ODAC)
Date: Apr 09, 2008 Location: Greensboro, N.C. Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Attendance:50 Start time:7:00 pm End time:8:30 pm Total time:1:30

Sweet Briar……… 2 1 – 3
Guilford………… 13 4 – 17

Sweet Briar SCORING: GOALS: Stewart Hulfish 1; Ellie Donahue 1; Megan Behrle 1.
ASSISTS: DJ Abernathy 1; Stewart Hulfish 1.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Mary Hutchins 4; Jordan Clodfelter 2; Caryn Washington 2; Kelly Gonzalez 2; Hannah Merrell 2; Carolyn Rodda 2; Shelly Nogueira 1; Billie Pellerito 1; Ellie Merritt 1.
ASSISTS: Mary Hutchins 4; Jordan Clodfelter 2; Carrie Ernst 1; Kelly Gonzalez 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Caryn Washington 1.

Sweet Briar GROUND BALLS: Ellie Donahue 5; Sarah Goldstein 3; Stewart Hulfish 3; DJ Abernathy 2; Lindsay Eneguess 2; Lisa Weisbrich 2; Megan Behrle 1; Melissa Carron 1; Lucy Hankinson 1; Meredith Newman 1; Britt Schneider 1.

Guilford GROUND BALLS: Carrie Ernst 5; Mary Hutchins 5; Shelly Nogueira 5; Carolyn Rodda 4; Billie Pellerito 3; Ellie Merritt 2;
Caryn Washington 2; Jennifer Abelin 1; Erin Baker 1; Alyzza-May Callahan 1; Jordan Clodfelter 1; Kaitlin Feeney 1; Kelly Gonzalez 1;
Jennifer Maynard 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Leah Stettner 1.

Sweet Briar TURNOVERS CAUSED: Ellie Donahue 3; Lindsay Eneguess 3; Sarah Goldstein 2; Megan Behrle 1; Lisa Weisbrich 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Shelly Nogueira 3; Mary Hutchins 2; Jennifer Abelin 1; Kaitlin Feeney 1; Kelly Gonzalez 1; Hannah Merrell 1; Billie Pellerito 1; Carolyn Rodda 1; Caryn Washington 1.

SHOTS – Sweet Briar 14; Guilford 31.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Sweet Briar 9; Guilford 26.
TURNOVERS – Sweet Briar 21; Guilford 17.
CLEARS – Sweet Briar 7-17; Guilford 11-14.
GOALIES – SBC: Lisa Weisbrich 3-6 (60:00 minutes, 26 shots-9 saves, 17 GA); GC: Alyzza-May Callahan 7-1 (49:43, 9-6, 3) , Erin Hoerner (10:17, 0-0, 0).

Start time: 7:00 pm Finish time: 8:30 pm Length of game: 1:30
Officials: Rick Cataldo; David Morris; Heather Morell. Scorer: Guilford Sports Info.
A-50 T-1:30