GREENSBORO, N.C. – The trio of Alli Earwood, McCaine Brandt and Maggie Harnett were the offensive catalysts while Kersten Daneau anchored the defense to help the Guilford women’s lacrosse team earn a decisive 26-8 victory over Randolph in ODAC action on Thursday, April 22nd at Armfield Athletic Center.
Earwood and Brandt scored six goals apiece while Harnett added five goals and another five assists to help Guilford move to 2-2 on the season. Earwood also contributed to her teammates’ success with four assists, equaling the number of assists from teammate Kylie Horn, who notched three goals in the victory.
Nia Gill added one goal and three assists for the Quakers, who tallied 46 shots, 30 shots on goal, 19 assists and 18 ground balls in the win. Daneau made four saves in 30 minutes before giving way to Zenna Carson, who had two saves.
Guilford jumped out to the early 2-0 lead, following back-to-back goals by Earwood and Hartnett, but Randolph bounced back with consecutive goals of its own to even the game at 2-2. Audrey Helfenbein notched the third goal for the Quakers, but three straight goals by the Wildcats moved the lead to 5-3.
Earwood singlehandedly gave Guilford the 6-5 lead with three goals in less than a minute. Brandt followed with four goals in a seven-goal stretch for the Quakers, who forged in front 13-5 at the 7:47 mark.
Randolph cut the lead to six, 13-7, but four goals in the final 5:26 of the opening half allowed Guilford to take a 17-7 lead into the intermission.
The Quaker offense continued to roll into the second half, scoring the first six goals of the frame, establishing a 23-7 advantage. After a Randolph goal by Molly McNair stopped the run, Guilford followed with three more goals to make for the 26-8 final.
Guilford returns to the field on April 24th when the Quakers head to Virginia Wesleyan for a 4 p.m. contest.