Strong Second Half Helps Hampden-Sydney to Men's Lacrosse Win Over Guilford

Jake Dugal '20, Parker Styles '18 (Emily Heck '21 Photo)
Jake Dugal '20, Parker Styles '18 (Emily Heck '21 Photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – John Burke scored four goals and two assists in visiting Hampden-Sydney College's 15-5 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win at Guilford College Saturday. The Tigers (12-4, 7-1 ODAC) outscored the Quakers (9-6, 3-4 ODAC), 9-0, in the second half.

Hunter Brown tallied three goals and Burke added two in an entertaining first half. Brown's goal from Burke 1:32 before halftime gave Hampden-Sydney a 6-5 halftime lead. There were four ties in the first half.

Thanks to face-off specialist Wilson Booth, Hampden-Sydney nine-of-10 second-half face-offs. The edge in possession, combined with aggressive defense and Mitch Renfrow's solid goaltending kept the hosts scoreless for the final 30 minutes. The Tigers also received solid special-teams contributions. They scored two of their three extra-man goals in the second half and killed off a two-minute, non-releasable penalty, 30 seconds of which was a two-man disadvantage.

Brown added two assists for a five-point afternoon and Shaheen finished with three scores. Ian Levin notched four points on a goal and four assists. Booth picked up a game-high 10 ground balls and won 14-of-20 draws. Renfrow played all but the game's final 46 seconds in goal and made 11 saves.

Derek Spaulding scored twice for Guilford. Connor Sweeney had a goal and an assist. The Quakers' Derek Zacatenco and Aswan Bland also scored. Parker Styles made 12 saves in goal.

Coach Tom Carmean's Quakers host nationally ranked ODAC leader Washington and Lee Wednesday (4/25) at 4:00 p.m.