Go-to guy Gomez does it again for Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freddy Gomez (Burlington, N.C.) scored an unassisted goal from about 20 yards out in the second half to send Guilford College to a 2-1 win over visiting Ferrum College Wednesday. Gomez’ team-leading fifth tally of the season sent the Quakers (4-2-1) to their fourth win of the season, matching the team’s 2008 win total.

Gomez set up Hugh Griffis’ first-half goal that gave the hosts a 1-0 halftime edge. Guilford continued to pepper Ferrum goalie Ben Pittsley with shots, but could not double the lead.

Ferrum’s Billy Rhodes provided the equalizer in the 53rd minute off a Ryan Cypress assist, but Guilford continued shooting and finally broke the draw on Gomez blast from 20 yards out.

The Quakers enjoyed a 25-2 edge in shots. Pittsley made seven saves between the pipes.

Guilford continues a three-match homestand Friday versus Randolph-Macon College at 7:00 p.m. in the Quakers’ Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2009 Guilford College Soccer
Ferrum vs Guilford (Sep 16, 2009 at Greensboro, NC)

Ferrum (1-4) vs. Guilford (4-2-1)
Date: Sep 16, 2009 Attendance:
Weather: 69 degrees, light rain

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Ferrum………….. 0 1 – 1
Guilford………… 1 1 – 2

1. 16:34 GC Hugh Griffis (Freddy Gomez) – scored off cross, inside the box.
2. 52:10 FCM RHODES, Billy (CYPRESS, Ryan)
3. 73:22 GC Freddy Gomez Corner kick – shot made from approximately 20 yds out

Shots: Ferrum 2, Guilford 25
Saves: Ferrum 7 (PITTSLEY, Ben 7), Guilford 1 (Peter Truitt 1)
Nonconference match

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics