Guilford vs. Hampden-sydney
April 3, 2004
The Game Story:
Greensboro, NC -- Sophomore attackman Vince Smith (Palmyra, VA/St. Anne's-Belfield) scored four goals and an assist to lead visiting Hampden-Sydney to a 15-8 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse win over Guilford Saturday. Hampden-Sydney's (7-2, 3-0 ODAC) third straight victory extends its regular-season ODAC winning streak to 15. The Tigers are ranked eighth in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III poll.

Smith scored three times and had an assist in the first half as the Tigers gradually built an 8-3 halftime lead. Senior attackman Matt Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) started the second-half scoring with his second of three goals, which gave the Tigers a 9-3 advantage. Guilford answered with back-to-back goals by sophomore midfielder Tucker Jacobs (West Lebanon, NH/Lebanon) and senior midfielder Won Hill (Catonsville, MD/Catonsville) to get back within four goals midway through the third quarter.

Senior attackman Josh Miller (Princeton, NJ/Princeton), the ODAC's top scorer, connected off an Ed Massello (Roanoke, VA/Roanoke Catholic) feed 1:38 into the fourth quarter to pull the Quakers to within 11-7. However, the Tigers iced the game with a 4-0 run before Miller's third goal with 1:59 left provided the final margin.

The Tigers' balanced attack featured seven goal scorers. Freshman attackman William Shell (Alexandria, VA/St. Stephen's) and junior midfielder Sean McChesney (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne's-Belfield) each scored two goals and an assist. Senior attackman Chris Schaaf (Midlothian, VA/Collegiate) tallied twice for the Tigers. Junior midfielder Ryan Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) only won nine of 18 face-offs, but led Hampden-Sydney with nine ground balls and four caused turnovers. Senior goalie Peter Ellington (Lexington, VA/Rockbridge) split time with three other goalies and recorded four of the Tigers' eight saves, plus a ground ball.

Hill scored twice for the Quakers, won seven of 12 face-offs and had a team-best five pickups. Massello scored a goal and two assists. Junior goalie Aaron Skiles (Weirton, WV/Shattuck-St. Mary's (MN)) went the distance in goal and made 15 saves.

Guilford visits ODAC foe Virginia Wesleyan April 9 in its first road contest in six games. The Tigers play at league-rival Randolph-Macon April 10.