Greensboro vs. Guilford
April 22, 2009
The Game Story:
Greensboro, NC -- Neal McKinney (Leonardtown, MD/Leonardtown) scored two goals and dished two assists to lead Greensboro College to a 12-4 win over visiting Guilford at Pride Field on Wednesday.The Pride improved to 10-4, the second most wins in program history. Stats

McKinney led all players with four points. teammates Jordan Drumheller (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park), Bryan Mercer (Salisbury, MD/Parkside), Nick Patrone (Supply, NC/Apex) and Brian Kirschner (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) also had two apiece goals for The Pride. Greensboro finished the home part of the schedule with a perfect 9-0 record.

Guilford (3-11) was led offensively by Greg Nash’s two goals. Jake Beneke and Daniel Dowd each added one goal for the Quakers. Goalkeeper’s Ryan Walsh and Mark Guillen combined for 14 saves, led by Walsh with eight. The Pride finished with a 37-20 advantage in shots.

McKinney gave The Pride an early 1-0 advantage, scoring 53 seconds deep in the game. Drumheller and Mercer, set up by the McKinney assist, quickly followed with a pair of strikes by the 8:19 mark for a 3-0 lead. After a McKinney goal at 1:32 in the first, Drumheller pushed the lead to 5-0, scoring quickly after winning the face-off for Greensboro.

The Pride’s domination continued early in the second when Patrone scored 23 seconds into the frame. Dowd notched the first Guilford goal just over two minutes later before back-to-back goals by Patrone and Jose Rodriguez (Wexford PA/North Allegheny) widened the Greensboro lead to 8-1. Nash scored the final Quaker goal of the first half with 4:30 on the clock, followed by a Mercer from Drumheller goal by The Pride for the 9-2 halftime lead.

Nash scored the only goal of the third period for either team, at the 9:56 mark, cutting the lead to 9-3.

Greensboro responded with three straight goals to open up the fourth period, beginning with a pair by Kirschner, along with John Anglin (Hicksville/Hicksville) to take a 12-3 lead. Jake Beneke closed out scoring at the 2:21 mark for the Quakers.

Mike Foderaro (Salisbury, MD/Parkside), who improved to 9-3, had six saves for The Pride. Teammate Alex Haskins (Ballston Spa, NY/Herkimer C.C.) played the last 3:04 and had two saves in the net.

The 1995 team finished 12-4, which is the only Greensboro team with more wins. Greensboro College head coach Dan Cetrone’s 10 victories this year are the most during his tenure.

GC closes the regular season at Wesley (Del.) on Saturday. The Pride needs a win to keep its NCAA pool B bid hopes alive.