Lily Colley's Record-Setting 12 Points Helps Guilford Past Randolph-Macon

Lily Colley
Lily Colley

ASHLAND, Va. – Lily Colley scored a school-record 12 points in Guilford College's 20-18 lacrosse win at Randolph-Macon College Saturday in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for both teams. Colley tallied five goals and seven assists to break the mark she shared with two others, including teammate E'leyna Garcia.

Randolph-Macon's Jenelle Whitman scored 2:06 into the half, which opened a 12-9 Yellow Jackets' lead, their largest of the game. Guilford's Garcia scored her first goal of the day just under two minutes later, which triggered a decisive 9-2 run that included four Garcia goals and opened an 18-14 Quakers' lead with 16:37 to play.

The Yellow Jackets rallied with three straight goals over a two-minute, 20-second span to pull back to within 18-17. Garcia's fifth and final goal gave Guilford a 19-17 edge with 10:53 remaining. The Yellow Jackets took advantage of a yellow card penalty on the Quakers and made it a one-goal game on Audrey Hester's tally with less than five minutes to play. Guilford's Eleanora Keene scored from a Colley assist with 1:57 left, capping the game's scoring.

Colley had two goals and four assists in the second half to finish with 12 points, breaking the mark of 11 matched four times, most recently by Garcia in this year's win over Greensboro College. Garcia finished with six points on five goals and an assist. Keene had four goals and Demming Carlow added a career-high three scores. The Quakers won 24 of the game's 36 draws, nine by Keene, seven by Garcia. Goaltender Sammi Milbourn made 11 saves and a team-high six ground balls.

Whitman's six goals, one assist and six draw controls led the Yellow Jackets. Shannon Jamieson contributed six points on four goals and two assists, plus four ground balls. Hester scored three times and Katie Russo had a goal and four assists. Allie Walker made 12 saves in goal.

Guilford entertains league-foe Randolph College Wednesday (3/19) at 7:00 p.m.