College Men’s Lacrosse Final – Colorado College 11, Guilford 8

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jack Kreitler scored a game-high three goals in Colorado College’s 11-8 men’s lacrosse win at Guilford College Sunday in the Quakers’ season opener.

Kreitler had two scores in the Tigers’ (2-0) six-goal opening period. Charles Curtis’ man-up goal 3:29 into the game started the scoring and he assisted a Nick Ahrens score at the 7:53 mark for a 2-0 Colorado College lead. Kreitler netted his first score 24 seconds later after Colorado College’s Sayre Thomas won the ensuing faceoff. The Tigers tallied three times in the final 2:35 of the first quarter for a 6-0 lead.

Guilford’s Duncan Fitzgerald backed his defender down and fired a quick shot past Tigers’ keeper Chase Murphy to put the Quakers on the scoreboard 8:19 into the second quarter. The teams traded man-up goals and Colorado took an 8-3 lead into halftime.

Ahrens notched his second score of the day 1:09 into the third quarter, but the Quakers roared back with five of the next six goals. Guilford rookie Daniel Hughey (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) scored his first two college markers in the run, including a one-timer from classmate Adam Fiore (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) that made it a 9-7 game with 9:12 left in regulation.

Guilford’s rally stalled as Thomas won the ensuing face-off and the Quakers were called for two penalties. Kreitler’s third goal of the game came with six minutes left and restored a three-goal Tigers’ lead. Chris Lee followed with the visitors’ third man-up goal nearly three minutes later. Fiore scored with 2:08 left, but Guilford drew no closer.

Kreitler and Ahrens were Colorado College’s lone multi-goal scorers. Curtis finished with a game-high four points on a goal and three assists. Teammate Henri Halle added one score and two helpers. Thomas won 16-of-20 face-offs and collected a game-best 11 ground balls. Murphy finished with seven saves and two ground balls in goal.

Fiore had three points on two goals and an assist for the Quakers, who had six different goal scorers. Juquan Tellis scored once and had an assist, plus four ground balls. Nick Huckins paced the Quakers with five pickups and three caused turnovers. Jacob Broome made eight saves in his first college start in goal.

Guilford returns to action Wednesday (2/20) at cross-town rival Greensboro College at 3:30 p.m.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2013 Guilford College Lacrosse
Colorado College vs Guilford (Feb 17, 2013 at Greensboro, NC)

Colorado College (2-0) vs. Guilford (0-1)
Date: Feb 17, 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Stadium: Armfield Ath. Center
Attendance:200 Start time:12:00 pm End time:1:54 pm Total time:1:54

   SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
   Colorado College....  6  1  1  3 - 11
   Guilford............  0  2  4  2 -  8

Colorado College SCORING: GOALS: Jack Kreitler 3; Nick Ahrens 2; Charles Curtis 1; Henri Halle 1; Steve Rijo 1; Gray Ritger 1; Chris Lee 1; Tyler Allen 1.
ASSISTS: Charles Curtis 3; Henri Halle 2; Eric Neumeyer 1.

Guilford SCORING: GOALS: Adam Fiore 2; Daniel Hughey 2; Juquan Tellis 1; Chandler Zirkle 1; Duncan Fitzgerald 1; Henry Farley 1.
ASSISTS: Chase Clausen 2; Adam Fiore 1; Juquan Tellis 1; Chandler Zirkle 1.

Colorado College GROUND BALLS: Sayre Thomas 11; Charles Curtis 3; P.J. Higgins 3; Gray Ritger 3; Will Harris 2; Chase Murphy 2; Scott Prior 2; Tyler Allen 1; Jackson Givens 1; Tim Jenkins 1; Steve Rijo 1.

Guilford GROUND BALLS: Nick Huckins 5; Henry Farley 4; Juquan Tellis 4; Duncan Fitzgerald 3; James Hulette 3; Cam Davis 2; Matt Dunbar 2; Chase Clausen 1; Connor Manning 1; Justin Przezdziecki 1; Chandler Zirkle 1.

Colorado College TURNOVERS CAUSED: P.J. Higgins 2; Gray Ritger 2; Will Harris 1; Taylor Paul 1; Scott Prior 1; Andrew Visich 1.
Guilford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Nick Huckins 3; Trey Atkinson 1; Matt Dunbar 1; Adam Fiore 1; Justin Przezdziecki 1.

SHOTS – Colorado College 35; Guilford 26.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Colorado College 19; Guilford 15.

PENALTIES – Colorado College 7/6:00; Guilford 9/5:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Colorado College 3-9; Guilford 2-6.

TURNOVERS – Colorado College 20; Guilford 19.

FACEOFFS – Colorado College 16-22; Guilford 6-22.

CLEARS – Colorado College 12-17; Guilford 12-17.

GOALIES – COL: Chase Murphy 2-0 (60:00 minutes, 15 shots-7 saves, 8 GA); GC: Jacob Broome 0-1 (60:00, 19-8, 11).

Start time: 12:00 pm Finish time: 1:54 pm Length of game: 1:54
Officials: Mark Goldsmith (R); Tyrone Fisher (U); Ted Matwijec (FJ).
Scorer: Guilford SID.

Nonconference game