Greensboro, NC - For the second time this week, the Hollins soccer team was on the road in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play when they faced Guilford on Friday night. After falling to Shenandoah in Winchester on Wednesday, Hollins took another crack at picking up a conference road win.
Both teams came into the game looking for their first ODAC victory of the season. Guilford was 0-3-1 while Hollins came in with a 0-3 mark. The match started off with no shots getting near either goal during the opening minutes. However, in a six minutes stretch, the home team blasted eight shots on the Hollins net with a pair getting by the keeper to stake the Quakers to a 2-0 advantage. After a third Guilford score, the game started to come to the visitors and they had a scoring chance of their own at the 39 minute mark. Miranda Springston launched a shot that was turned away by Guilford keeper Morgan Malikowski. Neither team would score the rest of the way and the Quakers enjoyed a 3-0 lead at the break. The hosts from North Carolina would score three times in a one plus minute stretch to but the match away. Guilford earned the ODAC win by a 6-0 final score.
Springston led Hollins in shots and shots on goal. In net, Kendra Rich stopped 23 of the 29 shots that reached goal. The 23 stops marked the second consecutive, and fourth overall, double-digit save effort of the season.
Katie Kaznowski led the Quaker attack with two goals and an assist while four Guilford players tallied one goal apiece. Malikowski went the full 90 minutes in net and pickup up the shutout.
The green and gold will return home to start a three match home streak on Wednesday night. The match with Emory & Henry will start at 6:30pm and be played under the lights at Salem High School.