College Women’s Lacrosse Final – Shenandoah 10, Guilford 8

WINCHESTER, Va. – Liz Bereit scored two of her game-high three goals in a decisive second-half run that helped Shenandoah University past visiting Guilford College, 10-8, Saturday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse action.

After Eleanora Keene gave Guilford a 7-6 lead midway through the second half, Shenandoah (10-3, 6-1 ODAC) reeled off four straight scores. Bereit opened the burst at the 13:57 mark, which tied the game for the fourth and final time. Miranda Rudacille followed four-and-a-half minutes later for an 8-7 Hornets’ edge. Bereit’s unassisted tally with 7:31 left made it a 9-7 Shenandoah lead. Juli Carbone scored on a free-position shot with 5:33 remaining, capping the run and opening a three-goal edge, which matched the game’s largest.

Guilford’s Demming Carlow scored with 4:07 left, which made it a 10-8 game. Guilford won the ensuing draw and had more scoring opportunities, but Shenandoah goalie Rachel Levy preserved the win with three of her eight saves in the final four minutes.

Shenandoah’s Rudacille finished with a game-high four points on two goals and two assists. Bereit added a game-high five ground balls to her three goals. Carbone and teammate Courtney Gensemer both tallied twice.

Guilford’s Keene shared game-high honors with three goals and five ground balls. She also forced four turnovers and scooped up nine draw controls, also game bests. Carlow and Marina Bailey added two goals apiece for the Quakers, who held a 25-23 edge in shots. Guilford’s Sammi Milbourn made eight saves in goal.

Coach Sarah Lamphier’s Quakers (6-7, 2-5 ODAC) visit league-rival Randolph College Wednesday (4/15) at 7:00 p.m.