College Men’s Lacrosse Final – Guilford 17, Ferrum 5

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Aswan Bland scored four goals and Derek Zacatenco added a career-high three in Guilford College’s 17-5 men’s lacrosse win over visiting Ferrum College Saturday.

The Quakers (7-2) extended their winning streak to six matching the program’s longest skein since winning the last three games of 2014 and the first three games of 2015. The last time Guilford won six straight men’s lacrosse games in a single season was 1987.

Guilford scored six of the game’s first seven goals to take a 6-1 lead early in the second quarter. The Quakers worked patiently on offense and passed the ball well, as every Guilford goal had a corresponding assist. Ferrum’s Logan Edwards scored a man-up goal 3:51 before halftime, but Guilford tallied twice more in the quarter to take an 8-2 halftime lead.

Bland opened the third quarter with three consecutive goals within a 79-second span. His final goal came with 3:51 left in the third and capped a 9-0 Guilford run that spanned the halves. The Quakers led, 15-2, after three periods.

Joe Eggleston and George Faller both tallied twice for Guilford, which had 10 different goal scorers. Brennan Sweeney collected three points on a goal and two assists. Derek Spaulding and Connor Sweeney both scored a goal and one assist. Michael Hickner won nine-of-18 face-offs and picked up a game-high six ground balls. Matt Bowen and Derek Spaulding both picked up four ground balls for the Quakers, who held a 34-26 edge in pickups. Goalie Parker Styles caused two turnovers, made four saves, and yielded only two goals in three quarters of work. Jack Rogers had two stops in the final frame.

Tyler Fullem led Ferrum’s offense with a goal and two assists. Chase Tallon also had two helpers and Mackoy Bodner added one goal and one assist. Alec Kendrick won 16-of-25 face-offs. Edwards and Justin Talley both collected a team-high four ground balls. Kody McMahon went the distance in goal and made 10 saves.

Coach Tom Carmean’s Quakers host Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)-rival Shenandoah University Saturday (3/24) at 1:00 p.m.