Guilford College Athletics Update

Men’s Basketball – Guilford’s men’s basketball team reached the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament final Saturday night with a 67-57 win over Roanoke College. Ben Strong led Guilford with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Quakers outrebounded the Maroons, 51-31. Follow the link below for the full story and statistics:

Sunday’s final can be seen and hear live via the Internet. To find out how and to keep up with live game action, visit the ODAC Tournament Web site by following the link below:

The Quakers defeated Eastern Mennonite, 81-66, in Friday’s quarterfinal game. Strong led the way again with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Tyler Sanborn chipped in 12 points and a career-best 15 boards. Follow the link below for the statistics and narration:

Guilford’s Ben Strong took home ODAC Player of the Year honors for the second straight season Thursday night. The three-time First Team All-ODAC pick is the fifth two-time winner of the prize and the first since 1988. Eric Belkoski and Caleb Kimbrough were honorable mention selections. Follow the link below for the full release:

Baseball – The Quakers’ baseball team saw its six-game losing streak end Saturday in its Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener. Lynchburg grabbed a 9-3 lead and withstood the Quakers’ four-run ninth to take a 9-7 triumph. Brad Buchman belted two homers for Guilford, including a three-run shot in the ninth inning. Josh Sumler added two hits, including a homer. Follow the link below for the statistics and narration:

Women’s Lacrosse – Guilford’s women’s lacrosse team lost to visiting Goucher College, 18-16, Saturday in the Armfield Athletic Center. Mary Hutchins scored a goal and career-high five assists to become Guilford’s career scoring leader. Jennifer Abelin tallied a career-high five times for the Quakers and Jordan Clodfelter added three goals and two assists. Follow the link below for the story and statistics:

Men’s Lacrosse – The Quakers’ men’s lacrosse team fell to visiting St. John Fisher Friday afternoon, 13-6. Tyler Harrison paced Guilford’s offense with a goal and an assist. Andrew Vigne made 18 saves in goal. Follow the link below for the story and statistics:

Softball – Guilford’s softball team went 4-0 at the Beach Blast Tournament in Virginia Beach over the weekend. With the wins, Guilford improves to 7-2-1, the best start in the team’s brief history. DeNina Eldridge matched her school record with 13 strikeouts in Guilford’s opening-game win over Gwynedd-Mercy College Friday and fanned eight in Saturday’s 8-1 win over Hunter College. Samantha Golley picked up the win and knocked in a run in Guilford’s 5-4 win over Albright College Friday. On Saturday, she twirled a two-hit shutout in the Quakers’ 6-0 win over Cabrini College. Visit the Guilford softball Web site later for complete statistics and narraion by following the link below:

Women’s Tennis – The Quakers’ women’s tennis team opened its spring season with an 8-1 victory over visiting Salem College Saturday. Guilford won all three doubles points and five of the six singles’ matches. Follow the link below for the full results:

Men’s Tennis – Guilford’s men’s tennis team opened the season with losses to upper-division opponents. The Quakers fell at NCAA Division II Catawba College Thursday, 8-1. Patrick Childs and Mike Muir teamed for a third-doubles win, which accounted for the Quakers’ point. Follow the link below for the full results:

On Friday, Guilford fell at NCAA Division I Winston-Salem State University, 4-3. Will-Mason Deese (#3), Ryo Kawai (#4) and Childs (#6) won singles’ matches. Follow the link below for the full results:

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Coming Up In Guilford Athletics
Sunday, March 2
Baseball (7-5, 0-1 ODAC) at Lynchburg (7-5, 1-0 ODAC), Fox Field, Lynchburg, Va., 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse (0-2) vs. Christopher Newport (0-1), Armfield Athletic Center, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis (0-2) at North Carolina Wesleyan, Rocky Mount, N.C., 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis (1-0) at North Carolina Wesleyan, Rocky Mount, N.C., 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball (23-4) vs. Virginia Wesleyan, ODAC Tournament Final, Salem Civic Center, Salem, Va., 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4
Baseball vs. Lake Erie, McBane Field, 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse (0-2) vs. Catholic, Armfield Athletic Center, 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 6
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Marymount, Armfield Athletic Center, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 8
Baseball at Bridgewater (DH), Bridgewater, Va., 12 noon
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Neumann, Baltimore, Md., 1:00 p.m.