Guilford vs. Wittenberg
March 28, 2004
The Game Story:
Greensboro, NC -- Senior Josh Miller (Princeton, NJ/Princeton) scored eight points, including an important insurance goal with 59 seconds left, as Guilford held on to defeat Wittenberg's men's lacrosse team, 14-12, Sunday afternoon.

The contest ended the Quakers' (4-4) three-game losing streak and marked Wittenberg's (1-6) third setback by two goals or less. Miller's second goal of the game gave Guilford a 13-7 edge with 10:12 remaining. The tally capped a 6-2 Quakers' run that featured a goal and three assists by Miller. Wittenberg responded with a 5-0 spurt that included three Hans Rydquist (Hudson, OH/Hudson) goals. Rookie Sammy Hong (Dublin, OH/Worthington Kilbourne), who netted a man-down goal during the Tigers' outburst, made it a 13-12 game with 3:58 left with a transition goal set up by Andy Buck (Hilliard, OH/Davidson).

Neither team fired a shot for the next three minutes as fatigue set in on both teams. Guilford and Wittenberg each played Saturday contests and as the tension mounted, the turnovers increased. The clubs combined for seven miscues after Hong pulled the Tigers to within 13-12. Guilford's Brandon Barnett (Chapel Hill, NC/George School (PA)) picked up a loose ball in his defensive zone and got it ahead to Miller, who scooted into the offensive zone, past his defender and tucked an underhand shot past Wittenberg's helpless goalie, Kyle Prussing (Concord, MA/Concord-Carlisle). The Quakers won the ensuing faceoff and after two more turnovers, Guilford ran out the clock.

Guilford junior Matt Wagner (Mill Valley, CA/Marin Catholic) scored a game-high five goals, including three in the first half. Miller finished with three goals and a game-best five assists, plus five ground balls. Senior attackman Chip Hill (Sellersville, PA/Central Bucks West) added three goals and three assists. Junior goalie Aaron Skiles (Weirton, WV/Shattuck-St. Mary's (MN)) stopped 12 shots in goal.

Rydquist finished with four goals and an assist for the Tigers. Hong scored three goals and an assist. Prussing went the distance in goal and made 14 saves. Adam Morrison (Columbus, OH/Hilliard Davidson), Cory Griffiths (Columbus, OH/Hilliard Davidson) and Cory Windle (Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) each had a goal and two assists.

Guilford hosts Oberlin Wednesday (3/31) in a nonconference match at 3:30 p.m. Wittenberg hosts Denison Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in a North Coast Athletic Conference contest.