Quakers' Rally Falls Short in Season-Opening Men's Lacrosse Match

Parker Styles '18 (Photo by Emily Zegel '18)
Parker Styles '18 (Photo by Emily Zegel '18)
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SEWANEE, Tenn. – Hayden Hunt scored four goals in the University of the South's (Sewanee) 10-7 men's lacrosse win over Guilford College Saturday in the Quakers' season opener.

Hunt and Thomas Lynde both scored twice in the first half, which helped the Tigers (1-1) to a 5-2 lead at intermission. Guilford's Zach Berkowitz started the second-half scoring before Hunt scored twice to cap a 4-0 Sewanee run to close out the third quarter.

Guilford's George Faller tallied a natural hat trick in a span of 77 seconds early in the fourth quarter. The rookie's first college goals rallied the Quakes (0-1) to with 9-6. Teammate Aswan Bland scored shortly thereafter and Guilford got to within 9-7 with 8:13 remaining.

The Quakers won the ensuing draw and had a shot to make it a one-goal game, but a Faller turnover ended one possession and later in the period Sewanee goalie Bryce Womack stopped Berkowitz with 5:42 left in regulation. A minute later the Tigers' Drew Crain scored his first goal of the season.

Womack finished with 10 saves, seven in the second half. Lynde and teammate Cameron Acuff both scored two goals and an assist to support Hunt's four goals. Ryan Stubits won 12-of-18 draws and collected eight ground balls, all game-high totals.

Faller's three scores paced Guilford's offense. Charlie Kiley added a goal and an assist. Senior goalie Parker Styles made 11 saves and picked up three ground balls. Bland led the Quakers with five pickups.

Coach Tom Carmean's Quakers visit crosstown-rival Greensboro College Wednesday (2/21) in a 3:00 contest.