Another big day for Guilford’s Ben King(Trinity HS), but Quakers fall 55-29 to W&L

Posted by Andy Durham on October 2, 2010 at 9:58 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore running back Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville,
Va./Covenant School) rushed 20 times for a career-high 223 yards and a
touchdown in Washington and Lee University’s 55-29 football win at Guilford
College Saturday. The visiting Generals (2-2) forced five Guilford (0-4)
turnovers in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for both
teams.

Washington and Lee head coach Frank Miriello set the school’s football
coaching victories record win Saturday’s win. He broke the mark held by
former Generals’ mentor Gary Fallon and now has a 77-75-1 record in 16-plus
seasons on the Washington and Lee sidelines.

Washington and Lee’s speed option attack rolled up 463 rushing yards and six
touchdowns in the game. Heinsohn, who cleared the 100-rushing yard mark for
the third straight outing, had 129 yards on 11 carries by halftime. His
47-yard touchdown run capped the Generals’ 21-point third quarter and his
223 rushing yards mark the most by an ODAC student this season.

Washington and Lee junior running back Harrison Hudson (Salem, Va./Salem)
gained 65 yards and a touchdown on five carries. He also caught a 29-yard
scoring pass from junior quarterback Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New
Canaan) late the in the second quarter that gave the Generals a 20-15
halftime advantage. Sophomore teammate Brett Murray (Lookout Mountain,
Tenn./Baylor School) added 65 rushing yards and two second-half touchdowns
on nine carries. Westfal ran for a third-quarter score and passed for two
more.

While the Generals yielded 467 total offensive yards, their defense had
three interceptions and recovered two Quakers’ fumbles. Three of the
takeaways led to touchdowns. Sophomore defensive back Jake Pelton
(Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) made a team-high eight tackles, recovered
a fumble and had a second-quarter interception. Junior linebacker Taylor
Malone (Herndon, Va./Gonzaga) had seven stops, two behind the line of
scrimmage.

Guilford redshirt-sophomore quarterback Luke Vandall (Graham, N.C./Southern
Alamance) completed 23-of-29 passes for 299 yards and a career-high three
touchdowns, but was also picked off twice. Redshirt-sophomore Ben King
(Archdale, N.C./Trinity) made 10 catches for 141 yards and two scores.

Sophomore running back Mike Williams (Hillsborough, N.C./Orange) paced the
Quakers’ rushers with eight carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. Junior
linebacker Chris Jessup (Eastover, N.C./Cape Fear) made a game-high 14
tackles, including a sack.

Guilford returns to action next Saturday (10/9) at NAIA-member Southern
Virginia University. The game will be played at Parry McCluer High School in
Lexington, Va., at 1:00 p.m. Washington and Lee hosts Emory & Henry College
Saturday in a 1:30 p.m. ODAC contest.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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