Greensboro, NC - The Hollins lacrosse team played a rare night game when they traveled to Greensboro to face Guilford College on Wednesday. With the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) season winding down, Hollins took on the Quakers looking to move up the conference standings.
Guilford starting the scoring by netting the game's first goal. The road team answered quickly as leading scorer Allie Helmbrecht beat the Guilford keeper to tie the game at 1-1. The next two tallies belonged to the home team before Rikki Martinez once again got Hollins on the board and closed the gap to one, 3-2. The visitors celebration was short lived as the Quakers scored nine unanswered goals to pull away at the midway point of the first half. Two more Helmbrecht scores halted the home team's run, but only briefly as Guilford ended the period on a six goal streak. The scoring slowed considerably in the second half but Hollins was unable to get any closer as the Quakers cruised to theODAC win.
Helmbrecht added three goals and is currently sitting in 7th in the ODAC with 36 scores. In addition to her 11th goal, Martinez added two ground balls and four draw controls. First-year Emalee Jimenez netted the third goal of her collegiate career while causing one of Guilford's three turnovers. Emily Lowther faced 30 shots, recording seven saves.
Marina Bailey scored seven times to take the ODAC lead with 52 goals on the season. Demming Carlow scored five times while Amanda Dionne added four goals and netminder Sarah Sedaghat registered a pair of saves while picking up the win.
Hollins will make one more ODAC road trip on Saturday when they travel to face Shenandoah University. The game with the Hornets is scheduled to draw at 2:00pm.