April 4, 2010

#16 UMW Women's Lacrosse Tops Guilford, 18-12


Senior attacker Brittany Butler (Easton, Conn., Joel Barlow) scored five goals, and sophomore Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Lutheran) and Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md., Kent Island) each added four scores to lead the 16th ranked University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team to an 18-12 victory over Guilford College on Sunday at the Battleground. The Eagles improve 8-3 on the season.

The game action started fast and furious, as the score stood tied at three just over six minutes into play. But the Eagles scored the next six goals of the game to take control at 9-3. Butler and Kennedy each scored twice and Callison and Katie Wallis (Cypress, Texas, Cy-Creek) each scored once. After three Guilford goals, the Eagles scored two of the last three goals of the half to lead, 11-7, at intermission.

UMW scored the first four goals of the second half to take a 15-7 lead, but Guilford responded with three scores to move the score to 15-10 with 8:38 to play. Freshman Julie Frase (Preston, Md., Gunston Day) scored once and assisted on another to Wallis, and Kennedy capped the scoring in the final minute, giving the Eagles a six-goal win.

Mary Washington led in shots, 49-24, and in ground balls, 36-27. UMW won 18 of 32 draw controls, led by five from sophomore Jenny Atmar (Houston, Texas, Bellaire). Sophomore Kathryn Stiltz (Marietta, Ga., Walton) made three saves in the first half and Leigh Ann Redefer (Lewes, Del., Cape Henlopen) made six in the second frame for the Eagles.

Mary Washington will host Christopher Newport University on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.