GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Christian Torres (Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford) netted two goals in the Quakers’ Friday Night Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Hampden-Sydney College, 3-0, on Guilford’s Senior Night.
The Quakers and Tigers traded the possession advantage for the first 18 minutes before the Tigers registered the first shot of the contest. Mark Dandanell fired the first Guilford shot off of a long, midfield pass from Rob Stallings. Dandanell dribbled from the right side off of the pass and slid the ball through the far post to claim the lead in the 21st minute. The Tigers pushed for the advantage over the next ten minutes, out-shooting the Quakers, 4-1, in the ten-minute period after the goal before both attacks settled heading into halftime.
The Quakers struck again early in the second half when Ricky Aguilar (Sanford, N.C./Southern Lee) fed Torres on a left cross into the center six-yard box as the Quakers expanded their lead in the 49th minute. Aguilar looked to set up another Quakers attacker in the 60th minute as he sent a backwards pass to Kyle Bias left of the goal, who rolled the ball through the entire six-yard box but just wide of the net. Guilford fired three shots over that four-minute span after the goal as both sides began to trade possession. In the 67th minute, Jake Grieco fed Torres for his second goal on a through-ball up the center through two defenders as the Quakers took a firm hold of the lead. Hampden-Sydney held a 3-1 edge on shots to close the remainder of the contest as the Quakers cruised to victory.
Hampden-Sydney narrowly out-shot Guilford, 14-11, while Guilford held a narrow edge on corner kicks, 3-2.
Eric Hayes (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) made two saves in net for the Quakers, earning his third shutout effort of the season. Hampden-Sydney’s Cameron McFarlane stopped four shots.
The Quakers await the results of Saturday’s league contests, which will determine their participation in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament, which begins Monday.