GREENSBORO, N.C. — Top-seeded Guilford College was upset in its women’s lacrosse semifinal Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game against Washington and Lee University Saturday, 14-13.
Washington and Lee (9-9) scored the first two goals of the game. Guilford countered with the next two. The Generals quickly regained the lead with three unanswered goals, 5-2. The teams traded the next two goals. E’leyna Garcia and Becca Colley each netted goals, narrowing the Generals’ lead to one, 6-5. Washington and Lee scored two goals in the last six minutes to put them ahead 8-5 at the half.
The Generals’ continued their scoring domination with the first two goals of the second half. A series of four unanswered goals by the Quakers brought the score within one, 11-10, with 20:59 remaining. Washington and Lee scored another two, followed by a quick two from Guilford, with 13:00 on the clock, the score 13-12. Washington and Lee scored with just under 10 minutes remaining, increasing their lead to two. Eleanora Keene scored with 4:09 left on the clock, bringing Guilford within one, 14-13. The Quakers were unable to regain possession after losing the final draw control.
Guilford was called for 34 fouls, to Washington and Lee’s 23. The Quakers were charged with two yellow cards and one red card, one of each coming within the final 45 seconds.
The Generals were led by Katie Hagen, who had seven points on six goals and one assist. Emily Conway and Meade Brewster each scored three goals. Goalkeeper Cara Mulligan led the team with three ground balls. Brewster had a game-high six draw controls. Mulligan tallied 11 saves.
Four Quakers shared top scoring honors, with three goals apiece: Marina Bailey, Eleanora Keene, E’leyna Garcia and Becca Colley. Goalkeeper Liza Mettler had 15 saves in the effort.
Washington and Lee earned a spot in the ODAC final, which will take place Saturday, May 4 against Shenandoah University, at Shenandoah.