Quakers Use Four-Goal Run to Swat Hornets

GREENSBORO, N.C. Adam Fiore scored three goals and added five assists in Guilford's 11-7 ODAC lacrosse win over visiting Shenandoah Saturday. The Quakers' Thomas Deane made a season-high 20 saves in goal as the Quakers won for the third time in four games.

Guilford (8-6, 2-6 ODAC) finished the game on a 5-1 run after the Hornets (6-10, 2-6 ODAC) rallied from three goals down to tie the game at 6-6 midway through the third quarter.

After Shenandoah's Drew Brooks forced the game's fourth tie with the Hornets' sixth goal, Fiore set up Andrew McDonagh's tally with 5:10 left in the third that marked the go-ahead goal. Fiore scored the eventual game-winner a little over a minute later and fed Chase Rogers' goal 34 seconds later for a quick 9-6 Quakers' edge.

Guilford's Rufus Terry scored 14 seconds into the fourth quarter, which capped a 4-0 spurt and opened a 10-6 Quakers' lead. Shenandoah's Stephen LaTona scored from Brooks at the 11:04 mark, but it was the last goal Shenandoah scored as Deane recorded seven fourth-quarter saves.

Dylan Haupt scored three times and Daniel Hughey chipped in with two goals and an assist. Duncan Fitzgerald played an important role, winning five of eight second-half face-offs, which helped the Quakers control possession.

LaTona paced the Hornets with three goals and Brooks finished with a goal and three assists. Tilghman Sanders added a goal and an assist. He also won 10 of 17 face-offs and picked up a game-high seven ground balls. Rookie goaltender Ben Judy made 12 saves and Eric Hobby caused five turnovers.

The Quakers close the season next Saturday (4/26) versus visiting Randolph College in a 1:00 p.m. ODAC contest.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Guilford sandwiched a four-goal run around the end of the third quarter Saturday on its way to an 11-7 ODAC lacrosse victory over Shenandoah.

Shenandoah (6-10, 2-6 ODAC) had tied the game at 6-6 following an unassisted Drew Brooks goal with 8:09 remaining in the third.

GC answered with four straight, scoring at 5:10, 3:58 and 3:24 of the third and 14:46 of the fourth to pull away from the Hornets.

The run was the second of the game for the Quakers with the game tied at 3-3, the hosts closed out the first half with a three-goal spurt.

SU responded with the initial three goals of the second half, capped by that Brooks goal that tied the game at 6-6.

Brooks set up classmate Stephen LaTona at 11:04 of the fourth to make the score 10-7, but this would be as close as the Hornets would get the rest of the way.

Shenandoah held a 41-34 advantage in shots, 33-24 in groundballs and won 11 of 21 faceoffs, but Guilford goalie Thomas Deane made 20 saves to keep his side on top.

Hornets goalie Ben Judy had 12 saves.

Shenandoah completes its season on Wednesday at Washington and Lee.


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