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Men's Lax Opens ODAC Slate with Win

Eric Sawyer recorded an assist in the fourth quarter in Shenandoah's second win over Guilford in program history.
Eric Sawyer recorded an assist in the fourth quarter in Shenandoah's second win over Guilford in program history.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Shenandoah University men's lacrosse opened up its ODAC slate Saturday with an 18-8 road victory at Guilford.

Shenandoah (5-1, 1-0 ODAC) extended its winning streak to five games with the program's second-ever win over the Quakers (3-2, 0-1).

IN BRIEF

SU led for all but 2:34 of the game after Michael Brooks tallied the first of his four goals of the contest at 12:26 of the first.

Following a GC tally, Chris Baker scored back-to-back goals with Brooks adding another to put the visitors on top 4-1 with 4:59 to play in the first.

Brooks ended up with a hat-trick in the first quarter alone to give the Hornets the 5-3 lead after one.

Brooks connected with Kyle Morien to start the third quarter giving SU the 9-5 lead. Morien's goal would prove to be the game-winner.

Shenandoah extended the lead in the final stanza with a five-goal run to conclude the contest.

SU LEADERS

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Shots: SU 46, GC 53

  • Groundballs: SU 33, GC 29

  • Faceoffs: GC 18-of-30

  • Clears: SU 14-of-18, GC 13-of-23

  • Turnovers: SU 14, GC 19

QUOTABLE

"This was a solid win for us," head coach Tim Marshall said. "We feel like we executed well in all phases of our game plan and a lot of players contributed."

UP NEXT

The Hornets travel to Frostburg State on Tuesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. in the squad's final non-league contest of the season.

 

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