Greensboro College Athletics Update For 2/22/2017:Lacrosse vs. Guilford/Donavan Griffith(Northeast Guilford HS) All-Conference Basketball/Softball splits home opener

Posted by Press Release on February 22, 2017 at 10:55 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

*****All reports courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College SID*****

Men’s Lacrosse Falls To Guilford, 15-8

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College men’s lacrosse team fell to crosstown rival Guilford College Wednesday, 15-8.

The Quakers held a 7-0 lead through the first 15-minutes of play before Greensboro cut the deficit to two goals after scoring five unanswered goals to open the second period.

Davis Miller scored two straight goals within 13-seconds of each other before Johnathan Avedesian struck the back of the net off an assist by Daniel Wolf.

Wolf then scored a goal of his own 20-seconds later before Miller recorded his third goal of the contest.

After Guilford pushed their lead to 10-5 four minutes into the third period, Miller tallied his fourth goal of the game to pull Greensboro within four goals.

However, the Quakers outscored the Pride 5-2 over the final 19-minutes of play to secure the victory. Wolf and Avedesian tallied Greensboro’s two goals, while Tamarie Sterling and Miller had one assist each.

“Unfortunately tonight did not go the way we wanted it to but I give Guilford credit for executing their game plan,” Head Coach Mike Foderaro said. “It was 7-0 before we knew it but the guys didn’t quit and battled back to make it a more competitive game.

“We will learn from this game and go forward from here.”

Miller finished with a team-high four goals and one assist, while Wolf and Avedesian had two goals each. Phillip Gerber went 11-of-25 in the faceoff circle and picked up eight groundballs. Chris DiBlasi took the loss in goal despite making 15 saves.

The Pride men’s lacrosse team will return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan College. For more information on Greensboro College men’s lacrosse, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Softball Splits Home Opener Against Randolph

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College softball team split a pair of games in the home opener against Randolph College Wednesday.

The Pride won Game 1, 9-8, in walk off fashion before dropping Game 2, 8-4.

“Every player that played today contributed in a vital way,” Head Coach Teresa Fister said. “My staff and I are impressed by the ladies ability to continue fighting each and every inning until the last out.”

Game 1

Randolph held a 2-0 lead through the first 3 innings before Greensboro exploded for six runs in the fourth inning to take a four-run lead.

Melissa Garcia reached base to start the inning after being hit by a pitch before advancing into scoring position on a bunt single by Kaylee Johnson. Greensboro then got RBI hits by Hayley Rumley and Mandi Ballard before Tylor Little had a RBI single of her own.

After Puckett recorded a RBI single, Brittainy Rush recorded a 2 RBI hit to cap off the Greensboro spurt.

Randolph then regained a one-run lead in the top half of the fifth inning before Taylor Little plated Ballard with a RBI single to tie the game at seven.

The Wildcats were able to take the once again with one run in the seventh inning before Greensboro plated two runs in the home half of the inning to win the game.

Rumley led off the inning with a single to left field before advancing to third base after a single by Cassie Collins. After Collins stole second base, Ballard blasted a game-winning double to score both runners and give Greensboro the one-run victory.

Ballard went 3-for-4 in the game, while Rumley and Little had two hits each. Brittany Nozet was credited with the win after pitching 2 1/3 innings in relief of Hailey Tickle who pitched the first 4 2/3 innings.

Game 2
After neither team was able to push a run across in the first three innings, Randolph briefly took a 1-0 lead before Mandi Ballard singled home Hayley Rumley to tie the game heading into the fifth inning.

Greensboro then retired the Wildcats in order before Maddison Crisco scored on a wild-pitch to give Greensboro a 2-1 lead.

However, Randolph scored the game’s next seven runs to take an 8-2 lead into the bottom half of the seventh inning.

Greensboro tried to put a rally together in their final at bat but came up short falling by the four-run margin.

Melissa Garcia, Rush, Rumley, Ballard, and Puckett combined for Greensboro’s five hits. Maddy Weatherholt was credited with the loss after pitching the first 5 1/3 innings, while Nozet and Collins combined to pitch the final 1 2/3 innings.

The Pride softball team will return to action Saturday when they open play at the Triangle Classic hosted by William Peace University. The Pride will take on Wilson College at 11 a.m. before taking on Christopher Newport University at 1 p.m. For more information on Greensboro College softball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Three Pride Players Named To Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College men’s basketball team placed two members on the USA South Men’s Basketball All-Conference teams, the conference announced Wednesday.

Donavan Griffith was named to the first-team, while Joseph Gatling earned honorable-mention honors.

Griffith, a senior from Greensboro, N.C., was second on the team in scoring at 15.8 points, while pulling down a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game. Griffith also ranked seventh in conference play scoring at 16.4 points per game.

Gatling, a Columbia, S.C. native, leads the Pride in scoring at 16.6 points per game, while recording 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Gatling also ranked third in the USA South with 2.7 three-pointers per contest.

Senior Lorenzo Marry was named to the All-Sportsmanship team.

The Pride men’s basketball team will open the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament at 3 p.m. Wednesday whey the take on the second-seeded Monarchs of Methodist University in Danville, Va. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.


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