College Men’s Lacrosse Final – Hampden-Sydney 9, Guilford 6

Posted by Press Release on March 26, 2015 at 3:04 am under College | Comments are off for this article

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Jake Koferl scored three goals and an assist in Hampden-Sydney College’s 9-6 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win over visiting Guilford College Wednesday night.

The Tigers (4-4, 2-1 ODAC) tallied on four-of-nine extra-man opportunities, including three times during a decisive 5-0 second-half run. After Guilford’s Andrew McDonagh scored with 8:15 left in the third quarter to give the Quakers (5-2, 1-2 ODAC) a 5-4 lead, Koferl started the run with an unassisted goal just under four minutes later. The Tigers’ Mike Funk netted his second man-up goal of the night with 2:57 left in the period and teammate Thomas Armstrong followed 52 seconds later, which gave the hosts a 7-5 lead after three quarters.

Koferl’s man-up goal 2:37 started the fourth-quarter scoring 2:37 into the frame. James Hughes followed with another extra-man tally just over a minute later, resulting in a 9-5 Hampden-Sydney lead. Guilford’s comeback chances were hindered by five fourth-quarter penalties totaling four-and-a-half minutes and the Tigers’ four face-off wins in as many chances. Guilford senior Duncan Fitzgerald scored with just under five minutes left, which marked the game’s final goal.

Koferl and Fleet Jernigan (1 goal, 3 assists) shared game-high honors with four points apiece for Hampden-Sydney. Funk added an assist to his two goals for three points. Armstrong and James Hughes both added a goal and an assist. Dontae Buck won 11-of-14 face-offs and had a game-high eight ground balls. David Noftsinger faced 10 shots and made four saves in goal.

Six different Quakers scored, including Daniel Haupt, who also had an assist and finished with a team-high two points. Guilford played its first game without junior attackman Adam Fiore, who is ranked second among NCAA Division III points (6.17) and assists (3.67) per game leaders through contests of March 22. Fiore suffered a season-ending arm injury in the Quakers’ March 21 win at Shenandoah University. Guilford entered tonight’s contest atop the Division III rankings with 26.7 points and 17.17 goals per game.

Guilford senior goalie Thomas Deane recorded 10 saves against 19 shots. Teammate Jake Sadd picked up two ground balls and caused a game-high two turnovers.

Coach Tom Carmean’s Quakers return home to host league-rival Bridgewater College Saturday (3/28) at 1:00 p.m.

                1  2  3  4  FINAL
Guilford        3  0  2  1   6
Hampden?Sydney  1  3  3  2   9

Men’s Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
Guilford at Hampden?Sydney
(3/25/2015 at 7:00 PM at Hampden?Sydney, VA (Hellmuth?Pritzlaff))
Guilford (5?2, 1?2) at Hampden?Sydney (4?4, 2?1)
Date: 3/25/2015
Attendance: 317

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: will forrestal 1 ; daniel hughey 1 ; andrew mcdonagh 1 ; alex brownlee 1 ; daniel haupt 1; duncan fitzgerald 1 .
ASSISTS: daniel haupt 1 ; dylan haupt 1 .

Hampden?Sydney SCORING: GOALS: james hughes 1 ; thomas armstrong 1 ; jake koferl 3 ; mike funk 2 ; ian levin 1 ; fleet jernigan 1 .
ASSISTS: james hughes 1 ; thomas armstrong 1 ; abbot wallenborn 1 ; jake koferl 1 ; mike funk 1 ; fleet jernigan 3


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