LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg scored the first 13 goals of the women’s lacrosse ODAC Quarterfinals clash against Guilford, capitalizing on three from Carly Sandler, as the Hornets earned a 28-4 victory.
Guilford (3-3, 3-2 ODAC) managed just one goal in the first half, which came off the stick of Audrey Helfenbein, and tacked on three more in the second. Alli Earwood scored two of those final three in the second half while Nia Gill added one of her own. Kersten Daneau suffered the setback for Guilford, making 13 saves along the way.
The Hornets (10-5, 5-3 ODAC) were led offensively by the duo of Sandler and Kelsi Trevisan, who scored five goals each. There was a total of seven players with multi-goal performances. Julia Broughton (10-5) earned the victory in net with four saves to her credit. Teammates Sydney Miller and Lindsey Ferreira also manned the net for the Hornets, combining for one save over 36 minutes of action.
After surrendering the first Quaker goal to Helfenbein, which came via a pass from Earwood, Lynchburg closed out the half with six straight goals to assume a 19-1 advantage. Earwood opened the second with her first goal of the game, second of the afternoon for the Quakers, but the Hornets netted seven straight to move in front 26-2.
Gill notched the third goal at the 9:57 mark and Earwood picked up her second at the 5:05 mark, but the Hornets also scored two in the final 6:20 to push their total to 28 goals.
Guilford closes out the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1st when the Quakers host Southern Virginia for Senior Day festivities at 4:30 p.m.