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Women's Lax Scores Eight of Final Nine Goals in Win at Guilford

shannon rogers sets up on the eight-meter arc

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Bridgewater College women's lacrosse team broke open a tie game with eight of the final nine goals, beating Guilford 20-13 on the road Saturday.

Shannon Rogers had two goals and an assist and reached 100 career points- the fourth Eagle player to reach a century scoring mark this season.

Another one of those players- senior Kristen Stark- totaled 10 points on eight goals and two assists to lead the attack. She also had eight draw controls. Classmate Sarah Yashinskie added four goals and an assist, and Dwyer Neal recorded a hat trick.

With the contest tied 12-12 heading into the final 15 minutes after a Guilford shorthanded goal, the Quakers quickly picked up two cards and Yashinskie and Stark punished them with consecutive man-up goals 23 seconds apart.

O'Hara scored the next two, and two Neal goals sandwiched one by Stark as the Eagles raced out to a commanding 19-12 lead.

The game featured a total of 12 cards, five man-up goals, and four shorthanded tallies- including one each from Grace Stang, Yashinskie and Stark in the first half.

Bridgewater had rallied from an early 4-2 deficit to score seven straight, capped by a Neal man-up goal and a Rogers free position shot that made it 9-5 with 4:47 left in the first half.

Guilford trailed 11-7 at the break but outscored the Eagles 5-1 over the opening 15 minutes of the second half to set up the late BC rally.

The Eagles are 4-10, 3-3 ODAC and will face the nation's top-ranked team, Washington & Lee, on Wednesday.