O'Friel's Eight Goal Outburst Leads Falcons Past Guilford

O'Friel's Eight Goal Outburst Leads Falcons Past Guilford

Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Molly O'Friel scored eight times to lead the Pfeiffer women's lacrosse team (4-1) to a 12-10 victory over Guilford (2-3) on Wednesday afternoon. O'Friel was one goal shy of tying her own record for most goals in a game but had to settle for eight. The senior added an assist for a nine-point afternoon.

O'Friel scored Pfeiffer's first five goals of the contest and was outscoring the Guilford squad 5-3 in the first 19 minutes of the game. However, the Quakers rallied back to even the game at five with nine minutes left in the first half.

Startraya Galloway had a goal that was assisted by O'Friel and Meagan Bourque scored 3:50 later to give Pfeiffer a 7-5 advantage.

Guilford scored with 2:52 remaining in the first half to cut the Pfeiffer advantage to 7-6 at the end of the first 30 minutes of play.

Meredith Manson opened the second half with her first career goal to give the Falcons a two-goal advantage. After Guilford cut the deficit to 8-7, Kirsten Martin gave Pfeiffer a 9-7 advantage with 19:52 to play.

Guilford responded with a goal but O'Friel scored back-to-back in a 1:19 span to put Pfeiffer on top 11-8. After the Quakers scored, O'Friel's last goal of the contest was the clincher.

The Quakers added a pair of late goals but couldn't complete the comeback.

Emily James earned her first win in goal as the senior made four saves.

The Falcons return to action on Saturday when they travel to Huntingdon for a 1 p.m. contest.