Guilford College Athletics Update

Posted by Don Moore on March 19, 2008 at 7:03 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Women’s Tennis – Guilford’s match with Roanoke College, scheduled for March 19, has been postponed to April 6 at 1:00 pm due to rain. The match will be played at Guilford.

The Quakers suffered their first loss of the season Sunday at Randolph-Macon, 8-1. The doubles tandem of sisters Lia and Jami Williams accounted for Guilford’s lone point at third doubles. Follow the link below for the full results: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/WTennis/2007-08/html/gcw-05.htm

Guilford downed league-rival Randolph College, 7-2, Saturday at home. Krystal Parrish, Caitlyn Mayton, and the Williams sisters all went 2-0 on the day. Follow the link below for the full results: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/WTennis/2007-08/html/gcw-04.htm4

The Quakers returned from spring break with an 8-1 win over visiting Peace College March 12. Guilford won four of nine matches without allowing in point. Follow the link below for the full results: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/WTennis/2007-08/html/gcw-03.htm

Women’s Lacrosse – Guilford extended its winning streak to three Tuesday with an 18-6 win at Greensboro College. Ellie Merritt scored a career-high four goals and Mary Hutchins added a game-best seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) for the Quakers. Follow the link below for the story and statistics: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/wlax/releases/2008/Greensboro.html

Alyzza-May Callahan made a career-high 17 saves and Shelly Nogueira scored a personal-best four goals in the Quakers’ 15-11 road win at Lynchburg College Saturday. The win ended a 17-game losing streak to the Hornets that dated to 1992. Follow the link below for the story and statistics: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/wlax/releases/2008/Lynchburg.html

Callahan captured the Guilford Student-Athlete of the Week Award for her efforts in her first start of the season. Follow the link below for the full release: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/wlax/releases/2008/Callahan-saotw.html

Men’s Tennis – The Quakers dropped an 8-1 decision Tuesday at NCAA Division II foe Pfeiffer University. Jose Ortiz’ three-set win at first singles accounted for Guilford’s lone point. Follow the link below for the full results: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/MTennis/2007-08/html/gcm-06.htm

Guilford scored a 9-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win at Randolph-Macon College Sunday. Mike Muir and Jack Friedman pulled out three-set wins at fifth and sixth singles, respectively, for the winners. Follow the link below for the full results: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/MTennis/2007-08/html/gcm-05.htm

The Quakers opened ODAC play Saturday at home with a 9-0 win over Randolph College. Guilford lost only four points over the course of six singles contests. Follow the link below for the full results: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/MTennis/2007-08/html/gcm-04.htm

Baseball – Guilford wrapped up a busy stretch of nine games in nine days Monday with a thrilling 14-13 win over visiting Tufts University Monday. After losing an 8-1 lead and falling behind 13-11 in the 10th inning, Guilford pulled out its fourth straight comeback in the bottom of the 11th inning on Byron Myers’ RBI single. Follow the link below for the full story and statistics: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/baseball/releases/2008/Tufts.html

The Quakers overcame a 6-3 deficit with a five-run eighth inning and posted a 9-6 win over visiting Purchase College Sunday. David Helms’ two-run double broke a 6-6 tie in the inning and made a winner of rookie Wayde Edelman for the first time in his college career. Follow the link below for the full story and statistics: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/baseball/releases/2008/Purchase.html

Guilford notched its first two ODAC wins in dramatic fashion Saturday, rallying late in both games to win. In game one, the Quakers’ overcame an early 2-0 deficit and came back to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on Jason Flud’s two-out, bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch. Ryan Hairston fanned a career-high nine in the complete-game win and Alex Starbuck belted a solo homer. In game two, the Quakers trailed 5-0 with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning before reeling off six unanswered runs for the 6-5 win. Starbuck’s long single to right field scored pinch-runner Jordan Nelson from first base with the winning run. Jared Davis tied the game with a pinch-single and Helms had a two-run single in the ninth. Follow the link below for the story and statistics from the dramatic day at McBane Field: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/baseball/releases/2008/EHC.html

The Quakers opened a five-game homestand March 12 with an 18-13 loss to visiting Ferrum. The Panthers rallied from a 12-5 eighth-inning deficit for the win. Josh Sumler went two-for-six with a game-high four RBIs and a home run in the loss. Follow the link below for the statistics and narration: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/Baseball/2008/HTML/gcb-19.htm

Averett University squeaked out a 3-2 win over visiting Guilford March 11, despite solid pitching performances by Reid MacLean and Paul Keenan. Brad Buchman left the yard for the Quakers. Follow the link below for the story and statistics: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/baseball/releases/2008/Averett.html

Guilford fell to visiting Christopher Newport University March 10, 14-5. Starbuck and Phil Drew homered in a losing cause. Follow the link below for the statistics and narration from the game: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/Baseball/2008/HTML/gcb-17.htm

Guilford dropped an ODAC twinbill at Bridgewater College March 8. Josh Lane and Drew Gurkin combined for a seven-hitter in the opener, but the Eagles’ prevailed, 2-1. Bridgewater took advantage of four Guilford errors and six walks in a 20-3 win in the nightcap. Six different Quakers had hits in the loss. Follow the link below for the story and statistics from the games, courtesy of Bridgewater Sports Information: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/baseball/releases/2008/Bridgewater.html

Softball – Guilford wrapped up a busy stretch of eight games in five days Sunday by losing an ODAC doubleheader to preseason league favorite Bridgewater College. The Eagles scored five times in the top of the seventh en route to a 9-3 opening-game win. Kelly Guarnieri had two hits and two RBIs for the Quakers. Follow the link below for the statistics and narration from the opener: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/Softball/2008/HTML/gcs-17.htm

Ami Hutcherson had both Guilford hits in Bridgewater’s 3-0 win in the nightcap. DeNina Eldridge worked around 13 hits and allowed just two earned runs in the complete-game effort on the mound. Follow the link below for the statistics and narration from the nightcap: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/Softball/2008/HTML/gcs-16.htm

The Quakers dropped a league twinbill Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan College. Hutcherson had two of Guilford’s six hits in the opening-game 9-2 setback. Kelly Hale was two-for-three in the 7-1 loss in game two. Follow the link below for the story and statistics from the games: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/softball/releases/2008/VWC.html

Guilford gained a split of a nonconference doubleheader with visiting Swarthmore College March 13. Amber Stapler hit a two-run home run and Taryn Pulvermuller earned her first college save in the Quakers’ 5-4 opening-game win. Stapler added two hits in Guilford’s 7-1 loss in the nightcap. Follow the link below for the story and statistics from the games: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/softball/releases/2008/Swarthmore.html

A day earlier, the Quakers returned from spring break to face Roanoke College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference openers for both teams. The Maroons prevailed twice, winning both games in five innings, 11-3 and 13-2. Follow the link below for the story and statistics from the games: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/softball/releases/2008/Roanoke.html

Men’s Lacrosse – Guilford concluded a three-game spring-break trip March 12 with a 7-5 setback at Washington and Jefferson College. Five different Quakers tallied in defeat. Follow the link below for the story and statistics, courtesy of Washington and Jefferson Sports Information: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/mlax/releases/2008/WJU.html

On March 10, the Quakers downed Emerson College, 12-3, on historic Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Dan Orr and Colin Davis both scored three times for Guilford. Follow the link below for the statistics from the game: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/MLX/2008/HTML/gcm-05.htm

Guilford opened its spring-break trip with its first win of the season, a 9-6 triumph over Neumann College in a game played in Herndon, Va. F.J. Ientile netted a career-high three scores and Orr added two goals and an assist for the winners. Follow the link below for the statistics from the game: http://www.guilford.edu/sports/MLX/2008/HTML/gcm-04.htm

Golf – The Quakers remained in seventh place in the March 12 edition of the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll. Methodist University moved into first place in the poll, just ahead of the previous front-runner, Oglethorpe University, which dropped to second place. Follow the link below for the full release and poll: http://www.guilford.edu/athletics/golf/releases/2007-08/GolfPoll-6.html

Coming Up In Guilford Athletics
Thursday, March 20
Softball (8-9-1) vs. North Carolina Wesleyan, Haworth Field, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis (3-3) vs. Methodist, Guilford Tennis Courts, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 21
Softball at Meredith, Raleigh, N.C., 3:00 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse (2-4) at Sewanee, Sewanee, Tenn., 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 22
Men’s Tennis vs. Roanoke, Guilford Tennis Courts, 12 noon
Baseball (12-11, 2-4 ODAC) at Hampden-Sydney (DH), Hampden-Sydney, Va., 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25
Men’s Tennis vs. Winston-Salem State, Guilford Tennis Courts, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Greensboro, NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C., 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26
Softball at Emory & Henry, Emory, Va., 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis at Washington and Lee, Lexington, Va., 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis at Washington and Lee, Lexington, Va., 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Methodist, Armfield Athletic Center, 6:00 p.m.


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