Guilford vs. Oberlin
March 31, 2004
The Game Story:
Greensboro, NC -- Guilford grabbed a 6-0 lead and took advantage of 12 Oberlin penalties in Wednesday's 16-9 men's lacrosse triumph over the visiting Yeomen. Seniors Won Hill and Chip Hill scored four goals apiece in the Quakers' (5-4) fifth victory of the year, matching their most since 1992.

Won Hill scored twice and assisted on a Chip Hill tally during the Quakers' game-opening spurt. Guilford scored three times in less than two minutes midway through the quarter and kept Oberlin (2-3) scoreless until Nate Beckett tallied a transition goal with 3:09 remaining in the opening period.

Ed Massello opened the second-quarter scoring with the second of Guilford's five man-up goals. The Yeomen perked up for three straight tallies midway through the period and pulled to within 7-4 on a Beckett score with 6:49 left in the half. Guilford's Matt Wagner netted his second goal off one of Bryan Borchard's career-high four assists with 42 seconds left in the second quarter for an 8-4 Quakers' lead at halftime.

Guilford showed no signs of fatigue, despite playing their fourth game in seven days. Chip Hill sandwiched a pair of third-quarter goals around a Won Hill tally, which opened an 11-4 Guilford lead. The Yeomen never drew closer than six goals for the rest of the game.

Guilford's Josh Miller, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) leading scorer, recorded a game-high eight points on three goals and five assists. Won Hill finished with four goals and an assist, plus a team-high 10 ground balls. He won 12-of-15 faceoffs. Borchard compiled six points on two goals and four assists, and picked up a career-high 10 ground balls. Aaron Skiles made nine saves in goal and had five ground balls. Oberlin's Ian Holljes and Beckett shared team-high goal-scoring honors with three scores apiece. Holljes added an assist. Will Jaffee tallied twice and picked up a game-best 11 ground balls. Jared Pickard recorded 14 saves in goal, six in the first quarter.

Guilford hosts eighth-ranked Hampden-Sydney Saturday (4/3) at 1:00 p.m. in an ODAC contest. Oberlin concludes a spring-break trip at Neumann (PA) Saturday (4/3).