FERRUM — Guilford (North Carolina) College netted the match’s first five goals and built three, eight-goal leads Saturday en route to a 15-6 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s lacrosse triumph over Ferrum College at W.B. Adams Stadium.
Guilford’s victory is its first in conference play this season.
The Quakers (1-5 in the ODAC, 7-6 overall) held the Panthers (0-5 in the ODAC, 1-11 overall) scoreless in the first half and led 4-0 at intermission.
Guilford pushed the spread to 5-0 and 11-3 during a seven-goal, third period. In the fourth quarter, the Quakers built advantages of 12-4 and 14-6 before winning by nine goals.
The Quakers outscored the Panthers 11-6 after halftime.
Ferrum, which is winless at home this season, got as close as four goals, 7-3, in the third quarter, then Guilford responded with a four-goal surge. Ferrum suffered its fifth straight loss.
Mackoy Bodmer, Ferrum’s leading goal scorer, netted four of his team’s six goals; he tallied the first of those goals with 11:46 left in the third frame. His third goal at 6:13 of the period brought the Panthers within four.
Joe Eggleston paced the Quakers with four goals and Brennan Sweeney tallied three goals and passed out five assists.
Also, Alex Ramey and Eric Pugh each scored two goals and Zach Berkowitz, Tony Batchler, Bryce Craig and Derek Zacatenco each scored one.
Connor Sweeney passed out two assists and Bryce Craig distributed one as eight of Guilford’s 15 goals were produced by an assist.
Jack Sheehan passed out Ferrum’s lone assist.
Netminder Jack Rogers logged 60 minutes of playing time and collected 13 saves.
Justin Talley and Michael Paolicelli each netted a goal for the Panthers.
Ferrum goalkeeper Patrick Martinek registered 15 saves in 60 minutes of action.
The Quakers outshot the Panthers, 40-36, and they held an edge in clears (19 of 21 versus Ferrum’s 19 of 22 clip) and a 19-17 advantage in ground balls.
Ferrum won 14 of the match’s 25 faceoffs, and each team committed two face-off violations.
The Panthers committed 24 turnovers to 15 for the Quakers.
Neither team scored in man-up situations; Guilford was 0 of 3, Ferrum was 0 of 5.
The Quakers were charged with five infractions for 3 minutes, 30 seconds; the Panthers were charged with three ibnnfractions for 3 minutes.
Ferrum returns to action today against Roanoke College, last year’s ODAC runner-up.