College Women’s Lacrosse Final: Guilford 15, Greensboro 13

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Demming Carlow’s five goals led Guilford College to a Wednesday afternoon victory over cross-town rival Greensboro College, 15-13.

Carlow’s first two second-half goals erased Greensboro’s (8-5) two-goal lead the Pride achieved to start the second half of play. Carlow’s final goal gave the Quakers (6-6) an insurance goal with 1:31 left in the contest, tying for the game’s largest lead on either side, which the Quakers also achieved when they scored the contest’s first three goals in the first 2:52 of the contest. Greensboro countered for five of the next six goals in a 8:56 run to claim the lead near the middle of the first half, but could never grow their lead any larger than two.

Sammi Milbourn (4-3) totaled 17 saves in net for the Quakers and helped to limit the Pride on free position shots, only converting three of ten opportunities. Greensboro’s Kaleigh Hemstock (8-5) stopped 15 shots.

Carlow added three ground balls to her five goals on nine shots. Eleanora Keene amassed three goals and one assist to go along with her four ground balls and ten draw controls, which extends her conference-leading mark in the category. Marina Bailey added three goals and one assist of her own on top of two caused turnovers defensively. Kira Buss rounded out the balanced attack with two goals and two assists.

Greensboro’s Alexa Besch totaled four goals to lead the Prtide while adding two ground balls. Kirstin Norris added three goals and led the Pride with seven draw controls. Natalie Ritchey was the remaining Pride player with a four-point evening with two goals and two assists.

The Quakers were perfect on clears (14-14) compared to a 10-12 finish for the Pride. Both teams stayed even on shots, 37-37, while the Pride held the advantage on draw controls, 18-12. Guilford held the ground ball advantage, 21-15, while being more efficient on free position shots, finishing 3-for-5.

The Quakers return to Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Saturday, traveling to Shenandoah University for a 1 p.m. contest.