March 17, 2012

Quakers Open ODAC Play With 17-2 Win Over Randolph

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Chase Clausen scored a career-high five goals and two assists in Guilford College's 17-2 lacrosse victory over visiting Randolph College Saturday in both teams' Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener. The 15-goal victory margin marks the Quakers' largest in 21 years of ODAC play.

Clausen, a midfielder, had three tallies by halftime, which helped Guilford (6-2, 1-0 ODAC) to a 6-1 advantage. He scored twice and added two assists during the Quakers' 9-0 run that started the second half.

Guilford's Greg Nash added four goals and teammates Henry Farley and Taylor Teodosio both tallied twice. Eight different Quakers dent the twine, including Chris Ashcraft, who contributed a game-high three assists.  Guilford took advantage of 27 Randolph turnovers and enjoyed a 46-15 edge in shots. The Quakers also won 15 of 23 face-offs and were successful on 19-of-22 clears.

The Quakers' Nick Huckins picked up a career- and game-high eight ground balls. Freshman goalie Thomas Deane allowed just one goal and made eight saves in the cage.

Bobby Crosby and Colton Wood scored for the WildCats (2-5, 0-1 ODAC). Kevin McCracken made 17 saves and John Grundy picked up a team-best six ground balls.

Guilford hosts league-rival Washington and Lee University Wednesday (3/21) at 7:00 p.m.