Virginia Wesleyan comeback trumped by Guilford

Virginia Wesleyan comeback trumped by Guilford

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Guilford College's Quakers scored the final three goals of Saturday's women's lacrosse game to pin an 11-10 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) loss on the host Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan College at the Trinder Center.

Virginia Wesleyan (4-4, 1-2) trailed 7-3 at halftime, but roared back in the second half scoring six unanswered goals to open up a 9-7 lead with 20:06 remaining to be played.  Four different players scored in the comeback, led by Brooke Cabeceiras (Cambridge, Md./Cambridge-South Dorchester), who scored the final three goals in the surge.

Corrie Gray (Pennington, N.J./Pennington Prep) scored for Guilford (4-3, 1-1) at the 15:26 mark to stop the VWC run, but rookie Megan Schallock (Waukesha, Wis./Mukwonago) answered for the Marlins on a free position shot eight seconds later.  VWC led 10-8 with 15:16 on the clock.

Eleanora Keene (Wittman, Md./Gunston Day School) started the Guilford comeback with a goal at the 13:36 mark, but neither team scored again until 4:03 remained when Keene tallied again to tie the game at 10-all.  Marina Bailey (Rockville, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) came through with the goal that turned out to be the game-decider with 3:02 remaining.

Virginia Wesleyan had several scoring chances in the final minutes, including a shot as the game ended, but could not cash in.

Cabeceiras led VWC scoring with her trio of goals.  Candace Carey (Charlottesville/Albemarle), Tiana Garland (Norfolk/Maury), and Schallock all tallied two each and Taylor Simon (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) had one.  Schallock led the Marlins with six draw control wins.

Keene and Bailey topped Guilford scoring with four and three goals, respectively. Keene also recorded six draw control wins.

Junior Madison Carroll (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown)recorded seven saves for the Marlins, and Sammi Milbourn (Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich) finished with nine for Guilford.

Virginia Wesleyan will attempt to snap a two-game losing skid on Monday, March 23, when the Marlins play a non-conference match at Marymount University beginning at 4 p.m.