Bates 12, Guilford 11
BATES LACROSSE OPENS SEASON WITH 12-11 WIN OVER GUILFORD
DURHAM, N.C. -- Bates jumped out to a 12-3 third-quarter lead and withstood a furious Guilford rally to score a 12-11 men's lacrosse victory in today's season-opener for both teams at the Duke University Lacrosse Stadium.
Bates (1-0) sophomore Aaron Sells (Brookline, Mass.) scored four time, while first-year attackman Jack Sandler (Hicksville, N.Y) added three goals and three assists as the Bobcats built a commanding 10-3 halftime lead. Sandler tallied his fourth goal 1:24 into the third period, while junior Kevin Purviance (Glastonbury, Conn.) capped a 6-0 Bates run with his first goal of the season a minute and a half later to give Bates a 12-3 lead.
The Quakers (0-1) answered with a Dusty Ollerhead score at the 11:26 mark to close the lead to eight. After seven scoreless minutes of play, Guilford began to turn the tide, notching five goals in the last 4:07 of the third quarter, including three extra-man goals. In the fourth quarter, Guilford drew to within one goal with 3:12 left in regulation, but junior Dirk Huntington (Falls Church, Va.) made five of his 17 saves in the final stanza to preserve the win.
1 2 3 4 Final Bates (1-0) 3 7 2 0 -- 12 Guilford (0-1) 1 2 6 2 -- 11 Goals: B: Jack Sandler 4, Aaron Sells 4, Dave Frederick, Dylan Cruess, Mike D'Addario, Kevin Purviance. G: Fran Randall 3, Jason Gauthier 3, Matt Synowiecz 3, Nick Laughton, Duly Ollerhead. Assists: B: Sandler 3, Frederick 2, Jon Miller 2, Matt Szalacheka. G: Randall 2, Laughton 2, Gauthier, Ted Long, Chad Tripp. Goalies: B: Dirk Huntington, 17 Sv, 10 GA, 59 Min. David Pillsbury 0 SV, 1 GA, 1 Min. G: Anthony Roman, 12 SV, 12 GA, 60 Min. Shots: G, 44. B, 30. Faceoffs: G, 13. B, 13. Ground Balls: G, 50. B, 44. Penalties-Minutes: G, 2-1:30. B, 8-6:30. Man-up scoring: G, 4-7. B, 0-1. Clears: G, 11-29. B, 18-27.