April 8, 2009

Second-ranked Roanoke Mauls Guilford

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Zach Thomas had four goals and an assist in visiting Roanoke College's 20-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse victory at Guilford College Wednesday afternoon.  The Maroons (13-0, 3-0 ODAC) are ranked second in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Poll.

After Guilford's Chris Ashcraft opened the scoring 1:48 into the contest, Roanoke reeled off the next 19 goals and held Guilford (3-7, 1-3 ODAC) scoreless until the fourth quarter.  Thomas scored all four of his goals in the first half, which helped the Maroons take an 11-1 halftime lead.

Ten different Maroons scored in the game, including six multiple-goal scorers. Joseph Coretti and Jeff Keating both scored three goals. Steve Furdock added two goals and two assists. Roanoke outshot Guilford, 74-23, and scooped up 56 ground balls to the Quakers' 41.

Greg Khanzadian won eight of nine face-offs and scooped up a game-high seven ground balls Josh Rea won six-of-seven face-offs and picked up six ground balls. The Maroons won 21 of 27 face-offs.

Guilford was led by Ashcraft's two goals. Ryan Walsh and Mark Guillen combined for 21 saves in goal. Walsh also had six ground balls.

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