College Men’s Lacrosse Final – Christopher Newport 13, Guilford 6

Posted by Press Release on March 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. -Christopher Newport University’s Matthew Crist scored four goals as Guilford College dropped a Saturday afternoon contest to Christopher Newport, 13-6.

The Captains held a tight 1-0 lead after the first half of a defensive first quarter where both sides held long possessions inside their offensive boxes. The Quakers countered with a four-goal run spanning a 4:02 stretch of the quarter, capped by a Zachary Berkowitz man-up goal as Guilford claimed the lead, 4-1, to prompt a Christopher Newport timeout. The Captains responded, closing the rest of the first half scoring six unanswered goals to claim a 7-4 lead at halftime.

Both sides stayed level in the third quarter as the period’s first goal came with 6:26 left when Ian Wiesenberg fed Berkowitz to cut the Christopher Newport lead to two. Crist responded with two goals, the first coming 33 seconds later and the second coming 49 seconds into the fourth quarter to widen the margin. After an Adam Fiore goal with 4:50 left, the Captains closed the contest with four straight goals, including three man-up goals, to seal the win.

Daniel Hughey led Guilford with one goal and two assists while Berkowitz and Fiore each netted two goals. Connor Manning led the Quakers with six ground balls.

Dave Magdeburger led the Captains with two goals and three assists while Ryan Mills totaled five assists.

The Quakers held the edge on clears, finishing 15-of-17, while the Captains finished 13-of-19. Christopher Newport finished four-for-five in man-up opportunities, scoring twice on a late fourth-quarter non-releasable penalty. The Quakers finished one-for-three in man-up opportunities. Christopher Newport won 15 faceoffs compared to Guilford’s eight face-off victories.

The Quakers’ Parker Styles (1-3) made six saves in net for the Quakers and amassed four ground balls while Christopher Newport’s Matt Hayden (4-1) stopped seven shots and produced four ground balls.

The Quakers (1-3) begin Old Dominion Athletic Conference play next Saturday, traveling to Virginia Wesleyan College for a 1 p.m. contest.

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