College Men’s Lacrosse Final – Randolph-Macon 8, Guilford 7

Posted by Press Release on April 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jason Andrews’ three- second-half goals rallied visiting Randolph-Macon College to an 8-7 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win at Guilford College Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets improve to 6-5 (2-3 ODAC) with their sixth win in eight games. The Quakers (5-5-5, 0-5 ODAC) dropped their fifth league game in a row, their third straight by a single goal.

Guilford gradually opened a 4-0 second-quarter lead before Nolan Clark’s extra-man goal 2:33 before halftime got the Yellow Jackets on the board. Justin Butler halved the visitor’s deficit 33 seconds before intermission.

The Quakers killed off a two-minute Randolph-Macon extra-man advantage and took a 5-2 lead on Daniel Haupt’s second score of the game 2:44 into the third quarter.

The game’s momentum changed thanks to three Yellow Jackets goals within a 72-second span later in the third when Nick Benhoff scored his lone goal then won the ensuing face-off and fed Andrews’ first score 16 seconds later. Butler capped the quick spurt with Randolph-Macon’s second extra-man goal of the game, which tied the score at 5-5 with 4:22 left in the third.

Guilford’s Chase Rogers restored the Quakers’ lead with his second goal of the game, but Andrews answered less than a minute later and the teams entered the fourth tied at 6-6.

Randolph-Macon’s Ryan Davidson scored the go-ahead goal 1:16 into the fourth quarter and Andrews followed with the eventual game-winner with 10:58 left in regulation.

Guilford’s Daniel Hughey scored a man-up goal two minutes later to bring the Quakers within one, but Guilford managed just two shots the rest of the way. Randolph-Macon outshot Guilford, 38-29, including 10-4 in the fourth quarter.

Benhoff’s play proved crucial to Randolph-Macon’s comeback as the sophomore midfielder won 14-of-17 face-offs, grabbed nine ground balls and added four points (1 goal, 3 assists), all game highs. Goaltender Brian Davies had nine saves and four ground balls. His backup, Thomas Smith, made two big saves in the third quarter while Davies was sidelined by a slashing penalty.

Adam Fiore paced Guilford’s offense with a game-high four assists. Rogers, Hughey and Haupt each scored twice for the Quakers. Goaltender Thomas Deane made 13 saves and shared team-high honors with three ground balls.

Guilford visits league-rival Bridgewater College Saturday (4/9) at 3:30 pm.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2013 Guilford College Lacrosse
Randolph-Macon vs Guilford (Apr 05, 2014 at Greensboro, NC)

Randolph-Macon (6-5, 2-2 ODAC) vs. Guilford (5-5, 0-5 ODAC)
Date: Apr 05, 2014
Location: Greensboro, NC
Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Start time:1:00 pm
End time:2:50 pm
Total time:1:50

   SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
   Randolph-Macon......  0  2  4  2 -  8
   Guilford............  2  2  2  1 -  7

Randolph-Macon SCORING: GOALS: Jason Andrews 3; Justin Butler 2; Nick Benhoff 1; Ryan Davidson 1; Nolan Clark 1.
ASSISTS: Nick Benhoff 3; Sam Mayer 1; Kyle Snodderly 1.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Chase Rogers 2; Daniel Haupt 2; Daniel Hughey 2; Chandler Zirkle 1.
ASSISTS: Adam Fiore 4; Chase Clausen 1; Dylan Haupt 1.

Randolph-Macon GROUND BALLS: Nick Benhoff 9; Brian Davies 4; Matt DeBiasse 3; Philip Goss 3; Kyle Snodderly 3; Jason Andrews 2; Carson McGuffin 2; Louie Bafford 1; David Crytser 1; Ryan Davidson 1; Joseph Edwards 1; Alex Jesmer 1; Danny Valdini 1.

Guilford GROUND BALLS: Thomas Deane 3; Matt Dunbar 3; Nick Huckins 3; Juquan Tellis 3; Adam Fiore 2; Andrew McDonagh 2; Rufus Terry 2; Cam Davis 1; Duncan Fitzgerald 1; Daniel Haupt 1; Dylan Haupt 1; Daniel Hughey 1; Chase Rogers 1; Ian Wiesenberg 1; Chandler Zirkle 1.

Randolph-Macon TURNOVERS CAUSED: Matt DeBiasse 2; Sam Mayer 2.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Cam Davis 2; Nick Huckins 1; Rufus Terry 1.
SHOTS – Randolph-Macon 38; Guilford 29.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Randolph-Macon 21; Guilford 18.
PENALTIES – Randolph-Macon 5/4:30; Guilford 6/5:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Randolph-Macon 2-5; Guilford 1-4.
TURNOVERS – Randolph-Macon 19; Guilford 14.
FACEOFFS – Randolph-Macon 14-18; Guilford 4-18.
CLEARS – Randolph-Macon 14-20; Guilford 15-18.

GOALIES – RMC: Brian Davies 6-5 (57:09 minutes, 16 shots-9 saves, 7 GA) , Thomas Smith (02:51, 2-2, 0); GC: Thomas Deane 5-5 (60:00, 21-13, 8)

Start time: 1:00 pm Finish time: 2:50 pm Length of game: 1:50
Officials: Greg Rogers; Steve Dahl; Scott Cook.
Scorer: Guilford Sports Info.

A-150 T-1:50
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

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