College Women’s Lacrosse Final: Guilford 16, Averett 3

DANVILLE, Va. – Junior Nia Gill’s game-high four goals led the Guilford College women’s lacrosse team to a 16-3 victory over Averett University Wednesday night.

Gill got the scoring started less than three minutes into the contest to give the Quakers the lead. Guilford went on to score twice more before the Cougars found the back of the net to cut the deficit to 3-1.

The Quakers outscored Averett 7-1 throughout the remainder of the first frame to take a 10-2 advantage at the half. Five different Guilford players notched goals in the first 30 minutes of play, including four from Gill and three from freshman Reagan Bednar.

Guilford tallied five unanswered goals to open the second half. Averett’s Elizabeth Peasley added her second of the game and lone Cougar score of the half with 7:37 left in regulation. The Quakers rounded out the scoring on a goal from Audrey Helfenbein to make the final score 16-3 in favor of Guilford.

Offensively, nine Quakers recorded at least one point and six had two or more points. Gill finished the game with four points on four goals, while Madison Iandoli notched four points on one goal and three assists. Iandoli also added a team-leading seven draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Kersten Daneau made seven stops in net for Guilford.

For Averett, Peasley led the way with two goals and Abby Taylor tallied one. Emily Eby recorded eight saves in goal.

Coach Charlotte Dixon-Graves’ Quakers return to Appenzeller Field on Sunday (2/23) for a 12 p.m. contest against Sewanee.