tam anvadhavad govindo
yatra yatra sa dhavati
tasthau raksan striyo balah
Lord Govinda chased the demon wherever he ran, eager to take his crest jewel. Meanwhile Lord Balarama stayed with the women to protect them.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that the women were fatigued from being driven away, and thus Lord Balarama protected them and consoled them as they rested. Meanwhile Lord Krsna went after the demon.