Women’s Lacrosse Earns Top Seed
With an 11-6 victory over Washington and Lee University on Saturday, the women’s lacrosse team clinched the top seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament, which begins Wednesday.
The Quakers are on a school-record 14-game winning streak and are seeking the College’s first ODAC crown in women’s lacrosse. Their undefeated record in league play is a first for the conference and earns them a first-round bye in the tournament. They will host a semi-final game on Saturday or Sunday.
Guilford (15-1 overall) boasts two of NCAA Division III’s top scorers in E’leyna Garcia ’14 and Lily Colley ’14. Through games of April 14, E’leyna leads the nation in goals and points, and Lily is tied for fourth in scoring and seventh in goals.
E’leyna tops the ODAC in points (111) and has scored a league-record 96 goals. She owns Guilford’s game, season and career records for points and goals. Lily stands second in the ODAC in goals (71), points (110), assists (39) and ground balls (50). Her assists set a single-season record for Guilford and lifted her to second in career assists (69).
Teammate Eleanora Keene ’15 has also made her mark this season and leads the conference with 64 ground balls, 105 draw controls and 32 caused turnovers. Goalkeeper Liza Mettler ’13 has asserted her dominance in the net as her goals-against average tops the league (9.00) and her 143 saves stand second.
Guilford will host its semifinal game against the winner of Wednesday’s quarterfinal match-up between fourth-seeded Washington and Lee and fifth-seeded Lynchburg College. With a win, the Quakers would play in and host their first ODAC Tournament final in school history.