Hampden-Sydney Pulls Away from Guilford

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA - Hampden-Sydney used a six-goal fourth quarter to pull away from the Guilford Quakers, 12-5, on Wednesday night. Hampden-Sydney improves to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in the ODAC courtesy of their sixth straight win. Guilford drops to 5-5, 0-3 ODAC.

Guilford took the lead in the early going as goals from Chase Clausen and Daniel Hughey gave the Quakers a 2-0 lead at 8:10. Two goals from Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin) and another from Corey Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry) put the Tigers ahead 3-2 with 3:51 left in the first. Nick Mann then tied the game on a restart with 16 ticks left on the clock.

Both offenses came to a stall in the second quarter as Armstrong posted the only two scores of the frame at 3:19 and 49 seconds to give H-SC a 5-2 lead after one half of play. The third quarter proved to be another low scoring affair. A Hughey goal at 11:40 cut the lead to 5-4, but Jess Hawthorne (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) made it a two-goal game again with five minutes remaining in the third.

The Tigers ended up owning the fourth quarter. Mike Funk (Chantilly, VA/Middleburg) scored just 10 seconds in, and Abbot Wallenborn (Crozet, VA/Western Albemarle) and Ned Bowden (Crozier, VA/Collegiate) posted back-to-back scores to go ahead 9-4.

Clausen looked to end the momentum with a man-up goal, but his attempt proved futile as Eric Gorsline (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) nullified it with his first goal of the season.

Evan Boden (Washington, DC/St. Stephens & St. Agnes) followed with a goal at 1:49. Following a three-minute illegal check to the head penalty resulting in the ejection of Guilford's Trey Atkinson, Hawthorne pocketed a man-up goal at 1:15 to provide the final 12-5 margin.

Armstrong lead the way with four goals in addition to four ground balls. James Hughes (Raleigh, NC/Middle Creek) handed out three assists, and Hawthorne had two scores. Funk had a goal and two assists while Wallenborn and Mavromatis each contributed a goal and an assist. Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, GA/Alpharetta (GA)/Trinity Pawling (NY)) won 12 of 16 face-off attempts with eight ground balls, and David Noftsinger (Richmond, VA/Collegiate School) posted eight saves.

After Guilford outshot the Tigers 13-5 in the first quarter, the Tigers defense limited the Quakers to just 11 shots the rest of the way as H-SC got 38 total shots. Hampden-Sydney dominated the ground balls 41-20 courtesy of winning 15 of 21 face-offs. Both man-down defenses were on lock down as Hampden-Sydney went just 1-7 on man-up opportunities while Guilford was just 1-4.

Hampden-Sydney travels to Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday for a 7:00 pm contest.

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HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. Hampden-Sydney scored seven of the final eight goals and broke away for a 12-5 ODAC win over Guilford Wednesday.

The Tigers (9-2, 4-0 ODAC) took a 5-3 halftime lead thanks in part to Thomas Armstrong's game-high four goals, all in the first half. He scored twice to account for all of the second quarter's scoring, but Guilford (5-5, 0-4 ODAC) shut him out for the rest of the night.

The Quakers' Daniel Hughey scored 3:20 into the third quarter, which pulled Guilford to within 5-4. The Tigers closed the game on a 7-1 run and outscored the Quakers, 6-1, in the final quarter. Jess Hawthorne started the decisive spurt with five minutes left in the third quarter and his man-up goal with 75 seconds left in regulation ended the game's scoring.

Guilford came out strong in the first quarter and owned a 13-5 edge in shots. Hampden-Sydney goalie David Noftsinger made four of his eight saves in the quarter, which helped the Tigers keep the game tied at 3-3. Hampden-Sydney held a 10-2 edge in shots in the second quarter, but Guilford goalie Thomas Deane kept the hosts to two scores.

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