Hampden-sydney vs. Guilford
March 31, 2007
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (March 31, 2007)—Hampden-Sydney's lacrosse team handily defeated ODAC-foe Guilford College, 17-1, on Saturday at Hellmuth-Pritzlaff field. Eleven different Tigers scored on the day, including a three-goal performance from Kelly Mattie (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne's-Belfied). The Tigers jumped out to an early 10-0 halftime lead and went on for the 17-1 victory. With the win, the Tigers improve to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the ODAC, while the Quakers fall to 2-5 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.

Hampden-Sydney opened the game with five first quarter goals. The second quarter was more of the same as Hampden-Sydney continued to produce on offense. The Tigers would add five more goals in the second period, while the Quakers were unable to find the back of the net, making the halftime score, 10-0.

In the third quarter, Hampden-Sydney would add two more goals. After being shut-out for over 45 minutes, the Quakers were able to get on the scoreboard at 14:42 in fourth quarter, making the score 12-1. The Tigers would add five more goals in the final frame, giving Hampden-Sydney the 17-1 decision.

Eleven different Tigers scored goals. Leading the Tigers was Kelly Mattie with three goals, while Ryan Harrington (Dallas, TX/Plano), Thomas Jennings (Murfreesboro, TN/Webb School), Hunter Phillips (Richmond, VA/Collegiate), and Andrew O'Shea (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) added two goals apiece. William Shell (Alexandria, VA/St. Stephen's) scored one goal and recorded three assists on the day.

Senior Scott Russell (Darien, CT/Darien) recorded the victory for the Tigers in goal as he made three saves and allowed no goals in 30 minutes of play. Also providing a solid performance on the defensive end was Colin Dunn (Chevy Chase, MD/Trinity Pawling) and Alex Pritzlaff (Castle Rock, CO/Kent Denver) with six and four ground balls respectively. The Tigers won 15-of-22 face-offs and were 2-of-5 on man-up opportunities.

Hampden-Sydney will return to action on Wednesday, April 4, as the Tigers will host Greensboro College at Hellmuth-Pritzlaff Field. The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm.