College Women’s Lacrosse Final – Guilford 22, Catawba 10

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College junior E’leyna Garcia set or tied three school records in Monday’s 22-10 lacrosse win over Catawba College. Garcia finished with 11 points on 10 goals and an assist in Guilford’s victory over the NCAA Division II Indians (2-6).

Garcia scored her seventh goal of the game two-tenths of a second before halftime, which gave the Quakers a 15-7 lead. It also marked her 147th career tally, besting the Guilford record shared by Jen Harrison ’91 and Summer Frazier ’12. Garcia added three second-half goals, matching her own school standard of 10 tallies in a game, set earlier this year in a win over Greensboro College.

Garcia’s 11 points equal the school record set by Mary Hutchins’ 08 versus the College of Wooster in 2007. Garcia now has an even 200 points on 150 goals and 50 assists in 42 career contests. She stands second only to Hutchins (226) among Guilford’s career points leaders.

Garcia scored four times during an 8-1 Guilford run over the first half’s final 12 minutes. The outburst changed a one-goal game into a 15-7 Quakers’ lead at intermission.

Guilford sophomore Eleanora Keene finished with a career-high five goals and set the school record for career draw controls. She had a season-high 14 draws in the game, three off her own school standard, and passed Frazier for first place among Guilford’s all-time leaders. Keene how has 187 draws in one-plus seasons, three better than Frazier. Keene also added an assist for a career-high six points, plus five ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Guilford junior Lily Colley contributed a season-best nine points on four goals and five assists. Her twin sister, Becca Colley, had two goals, one assist, two ground balls and four draw controls. Senior Liza Mettler made three saves and had three ground balls in goal.

Freshman Meredith Jones led Catawba with four goals and an assist. Alyssa Corace, Ebony Mills and Chelsey Bauer each scored two goals apiece. Freshman Bethany Davis made 12 saves in goal and collected a team-high three ground balls.

Guilford returns to action Saturday (3/23) at Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)-rival Virginia Wesleyan College.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2013 Guilford College Lacrosse
Catawba vs Guilford (Mar 18, 2013 at Greensboro, NC)

Catawba (2-6) vs. Guilford (6-1)
Date: Mar 18, 2013 Location: Greensboro, NC Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Attendance:50 Start time:4:00 pm End time:5:45 pm Total time:1:45

   SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  Tot
   Catawba.............  7  3 - 10
   Guilford............ 15  7 - 22

Catawba SCORING: GOALS: Meredith Jones 4; Alyssa Corace 2; Chelsey Bauer 2; Ebony Mills 2.
ASSISTS: Chelsey Bauer 1; Alyssa Corace 1; Meredith Jones 1.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: E’leyna Garcia 10; Eleanora Keene 5; Lily Colley 4; Becca Colley 2; Marina Bailey 1.
ASSISTS: Lily Colley 5; Becca Colley 1; E’leyna Garcia 1; Anna Howard 1; Eleanora Keene 1.

Catawba GROUND BALLS: Bethany Davis 3; Jillian O’Connor 2; Kelsey Perusse 2; Chelsey Bauer 1; Alyssa Corace 1; Taryn Jenkins 1; Meredith Jones 1; Ebony Mills 1; Chelsea Sorensen 1.

Guilford GROUND BALLS: Eleanora Keene 5; E’leyna Garcia 3; Liza Mettler 3; Millie Carter 2; Becca Colley 2; Lily Colley 2; Summer Fowler 2; Marina Bailey 1; Lizz Carella 1; Celine De Perlinghi 1; Courtney Morsberger 1.

Catawba TURNOVERS CAUSED: Kelsey Perusse 2; Taryn Jenkins 1; Jillian O’Connor 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Eleanora Keene 3; Summer Fowler 2; E’leyna Garcia 2; Marina Bailey 1; Millie Carter 1; Lily Colley 1; Celine De Perlinghi 1; Anna Howard 1.

SHOTS – Catawba 18; Guilford 42.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Catawba 13; Guilford 34.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Catawba 1-0; Guilford 0-0.
TURNOVERS – Catawba 19; Guilford 15.
CLEARS – Catawba 13-21; Guilford 12-16.

GOALIES – CAT: Bethany Davis 2-6 (60:00 minutes, 34 shots-12 saves, 22 GA); GC: Liza Mettler 6-1 (60:00, 13-3, 10).

Start time: 4:00 pm Finish time: 5:45 pm Length of game: 1:45
Officials: Joan Sitterly; David Balogh; Denise Rodeo
Scorer: Guilford SID.
Nonconference game