College Men’s Lacrosse Final – Guilford 11, U.S. Merchant Marine 6

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Chase Clausen (Canby, Ore./Lake Oswego) and Nick Mann (Tewksbury, Mass./Central Catholic) both scored twice in Guilford College’s 11-6 nonconference men’s lacrosse win over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Saturday. The Quakers (3-2) had nine different goal scorers in the win.
Guilford sophomore goaltender Garrison Goth (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) recorded six saves and two ground balls in his first college start. He received solid support from his defense, led by classmate Nick Huckins’ (Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) career-best five caused turnovers and four ground balls, both game highs. Teammate Trey Atkinson (Homewood, Ala./Homewood) forced four Mariners’ miscues and had two ground balls. Merchant Marine turned the ball over 26 times, compared to the Quakers’ 17.

The Mariners’ Troy Smith (Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park) opened the game’s scoring with an unassisted tally 4:04 into the game, but the Quakers’ balanced and patient attack reeled off six of the game’s next seven goals to take a 6-2 halftime lead. Sophomore Chandler Zirkle (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) netted a man-up goal for Guilford and later assisted a Mark Fiore (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) score in the second quarter. The Quakers had six different first-half goal scorers.

Clausen scored his second goal 4:20 into the third quarter, which was followed by a rare marker by Huckins, a defenseman, 14 seconds later. The sophomore collected the ground ball after the face-off and took it to the cage for his first college goal. Clausen and Huckins’ goals came during a 4-1 Guilford run that opened a 10-4 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Clausen added an assist for a team-high three points. Zirkle and Duncan Fitzgerald (North Sutton, N.H./Kearsarge Regional) both had a goal and an assist. Juquan Tellis (Birmingham, Ala./G.W. Carver) paced the Quakers with a game-high five ground balls.

Geoff Harty (Chicago, Ill./Glenbrook South) led Merchant Marine with two goals and John Atkinson (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade) contributed a goal and two assists. Chris Whitenack (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) won 14-of-20 face-offs and picked up four ground balls. Sophomore goalie Alex Peyreigne (Weston , Conn./Weston) stopped 11 shots and had two ground balls.

The Quakers host Farmingdale State College Wednesday (3/13) at 4:00 p.m.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2013 Guilford College Lacrosse
U.S. Merchant Marine vs Guilford (Mar 09, 2013 at Greensboro, NC)

U.S. Merchant Marine (1-2) vs. Guilford (3-2)
Date: Mar 09, 2013 Location: Greensboro, NC Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Attendance:130 Start time:1:00 pm End time:2:48 pm Total time:1:48

   SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
   U.S. Merchant Marine  1  1  2  2 -  6
   Guilford............  2  4  3  2 - 11

U.S. Merchant Marine SCORING: GOALS: Geoff Harty 2; John Atkinson 1; Phil Walker 1; Ray Waters 1; Troy Smith 1.
ASSISTS: John Atkinson 2; Michael Ackerman 1.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Chase Clausen 2; Nick Mann 2; Duncan Fitzgerald 1; Chandler Zirkle 1; Daniel Haupt 1; Daniel Hughey 1; Adam Fiore 1; Nick Huckins 1; Evan Sylvia 1.
ASSISTS: Chase Clausen 1; Henry Farley 1; Duncan Fitzgerald 1; Chandler Zirkle 1.

U.S. Merchant Marine GROUND BALLS: Chris Whitenack 4; Eric Kennedy 3; Phil Walker 3; Sam Heard 2; Alex Peyreigne 2; John Atkinson 1; Michael Atkinson 1; Geoff Harty 1; Sean Sheehy 1; Ray Waters 1.

Guilford GROUND BALLS: Juquan Tellis 5; Nick Huckins 4; Matt Dunbar 3; Trey Atkinson 2; Trent Evans 2; Garrison Goth 2; Nick Mann 2; Connor Manning 2; Henry Farley 1; Daniel Hughey 1; Sam Newland 1; Justin Przezdziecki 1; Evan Sylvia 1; Ian Wiesenberg 1; Chandler Zirkle 1.

U.S. Merchant Marine TURNOVERS CAUSED: Eric Kennedy 1; Delaney Oksman 1; Jack Spitz 1; Connor Wilcox 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Nick Huckins 5; Trey Atkinson 4; Trent Evans 1; Ian Wiesenberg 1.

SHOTS – U.S. Merchant Marine 24; Guilford 36.
SHOTS ON GOAL – U.S. Merchant Marine 12; Guilford 22.
PENALTIES – U.S. Merchant Marine 4/4:00; Guilford 5/4:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – U.S. Merchant Marine 2-5; Guilford 1-4.
TURNOVERS – U.S. Merchant Marine 26; Guilford 17.
FACEOFFS – U.S. Merchant Marine 14-20; Guilford 6-20.
CLEARS – U.S. Merchant Marine 12-15; Guilford 18-24.
GOALIES – USMMA: Alex Peyreigne 1-2 (60:00 minutes, 22 shots-11 saves, 11 GA); GC: Garrison Goth 1-0 (60:00, 12-6, 6).

Start time: 1:00 pm
Finish time: 2:48 pm
Length of game: 1:48
Officials: Scott Smith; Dave Robinson; John DeBottis.
Scorer: Guilford SID.

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