Guilford vs. Oberlin
March 25, 2007
The Game Story:
Greensboro, N.C. -- Sophomore midfielder Matt Meriwether
(Charlottesville, Va./Tandem Friends) scored a career-high three
goals and an assist in Guilford College's 8-5 nonconference lacrosse
victory over visiting Oberlin Sunday in the Armfield Athletic
Center. His game-best four points also mark a personal high.
Meriwether's first goal broke a 1-1 tie late in the first
quarter and gave Guilford (2-4) the lead for good. Junior attackman
Todd Bochenek (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) set up Meriwether's second
goal, which ended a 2-0 Oberlin (0-5) spurt and upped the Quakers'
lead to 5-3 at halftime. Meriwether assisted on sophomore Gareth
Fuller's (University Park, Md./Princess Anne) goal 2:25 into the
second half and tallied just under three minutes later to open a 7-3
Guilford lead.
Yeomen rookies Erik Strand (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) and Nick
Sherman (Los Angeles, Calif./Saint Monica) scored back-to-back goals
later in the third period to pull Oberlin within 7-5. Guilford
junior Colin Davis (Brewster, Mass./St Mark's) closed out the scored
with a nifty behind-the-back goal after picking up a loose ball in
the crease with 44 seconds left in the third quarter.
Fuller scored twice for Guilford and Bochenek finished with
a game-high three assists. Junior defender Tyler Harrison
(Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) scored the game's first goal, picked up
four ground balls and caused two turnovers. Senior captain Andrew
Bond (Littleton, Colo./J.K. Mullen) made his 2007 debut in goal and
tallied six of Guilford's seven saves in over 53 minutes between the
pipes.
Senior attackman Bryan Harfenist (Larchmont,
N.Y./Mamaroneck) scored two goals and an assist for Oberlin. Strand
contributed two points with a goal and an assist. Junior Drew
Zambelli (Eastchester, N.Y./Fieldston School) went the distance in
goal, made a game-high 12 saves and picked up a club-best four
ground balls.
Guilford returns to action March 31 with a 1:00 p.m. Old
Dominion Athletic Conference game at Hampden-Sydney. After a week of
practice in South Carolina, Oberlin plays at Vassar April 1 at 1:00
p.m.