Guilford College Men’s Lacrosse – Washington and Jefferson 7, Guilford 5

Posted by Don Moore on March 13, 2008 at 8:04 am under College | Comments are off for this article

WASHINGTON, Pa. (3-12-08) — Junior midfielder James Lavery’s (Moreland Hills, Ohio/University) man-down goal with 7:41 left in regulation helped Washington & Jefferson defeat Guilford (N.C.), 7-5, in men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.

The win was the first for the Presidents (1-2) this season and the program’s first against an opponent from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

W&J dominated the first period, racing out to a 3-0 lead. Junior attacker Zach Devilbiss (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) scored the first goal 1:45 into the game and senior attacker Tim Huckestein (Allison Park. Pa./North Allegheny) followed with a goal seven minutes later for a 2-0 advantage. Sophomore midfielder Jackson Doyle (Northville, Mich./Northville) netted his first goal of the season at the 3:48 mark to end the first-quarter scoring.

Both teams scored one goal in the second quarter and Devilbiss made it a 5-1 W&J lead with a goal three minutes into the second half.

The Quakers (2-4) then staged a furious rally with four goals during a five-minute stretch to tie the game. Freshman midfielder Joe Dauksis (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) tied the game, 5-5, with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter.

The teams went without a goal for the next 10 minutes, but Lavery raced down the field and scored the eventual game winner midway through the final quarter. Huckestein added an insurance goal off a pass from senior midfielder John Foran (Annandale, N.J./Rutgers Prep) with 2:56 left.

Devilbiss, Huckestein and Doyle all netted two goals for the Presidents, who held a 38-35 shot advantage. The Presidents also used a 40-34 edge in ground balls. Freshman goaltender Quinton Thorne (Pittsburgh, Pa./Winchester Thurston) earned his first career victory after making 13 saves.

Guilford had five different players score one goal. Senior goalie Andrew Vigne (Concord, Mass./Middlesex) kept the Quakers in the game by collecting 20 saves. GC was held without a goal on six extra-man opportunities.

Washington & Jefferson hits the road for spring break on Saturday when it travels to Adrian (Mich.) for a 1:00 pm contest. The Presidents and Bulldogs have never met in men’s lacrosse.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Joe Dauksis 1; Nick Martin 1; Matt Meriwether 1; Gareth Fuller 1; Kyle Boylan 1.
ASSISTS: Tyler Harrison 1.

Wash. & Jeff. SCORING: GOALS: Tim Huckestein 2; Zach Devilbiss 2; Jackson Doyle 2; James Lavery 1.
ASSISTS: John Foran 1; Mike Frank 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Guilford………… 8 9 10 8 – 35
Wash. & Jeff……. 7 9 15 7 – 38

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Guilford………… 8 9 10 7 – 34
Wash. & Jeff…….. 5 8 15 12 – 40

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Guilford………… 3-4 0-3 3-5 1-3 – 7-15
Wash. & Jeff…….. 1-4 3-3 2-5 2-3 – 8-15

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Guilford………… 7-8 8-8 4-8 7-7 – 26-31
Wash. & Jeff…….. 7-10 5-7 6-7 4-6 – 22-30

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total
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Guilford………… 0-2 0-2 0-1 0-1 – 0-6
Wash. & Jeff…….. 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 – 1-5

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Guilford………… 2 6 9 3 – 20
Wash. & Jeff…….. 3 4 2 4 – 13


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