GREENSBORO, N.C. – Despite a two-goal effort from freshman Landon Elmore, the Bridgewater Eagles men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome a slow offensive effort as the Eagles fell to Guilford by an 8-4 tally on Saturday afternoon.
Guilford scored midway through the first quarter on a Taylor Teodosio goal to take a 1-0 lead but the advantage for the Quakers was short lived.
Fellow freshman Derrick Daniels got in on the scoring as the clock was expiring on the first quarter. Daniels stuck a shot in the back of the net with five ticks to play in the first to give Bridgewater a 2-1 lead.
Guilford scored a pair of goals in the middle of the second, while the Bridgewater offense was silenced as the Quakers took a 3-2 lead into the locker room in a low-scoring first half.
Both teams tallied a dozen shots over the first 30 minutes of play while the Quakers forced 11 Bridgewater miscues in the process.
Out of the intermission, Guilford again limited the Bridgewater offense to just two shots while the Quakers capitalized on a pair of opportunities to build up a 5-2 lead after three quarters of play.
Elmore notched his first goal of the game to end the Guilford run as the freshman found the back of the cage with 10:33 to play to trim the Quakers' lead to 5-3.
Guilford responded 15 seconds later when Adam Fiore took an Ian Wiesenberg pass and beat the keep to build the lead back up to three at a 6-3 tally.
Juquan Tellis scored with 8:07 to play to put the Quakers out in front by four before Elmore scored his second goal of the game, this time from a Pray pass, to cut the Guilford lead to 7-4.
The Quakers netted the final goal of the game and held the Eagles off down the stretch as Bridgewater fell in defeat by an 8-4 score.
Elmore paced the Eagles offense with a pair of goals on the day. Netminder Andrew Buss recorded 10 saves in a losing effort. Buss and midfielder Sam Cheplick each registered five ground balls to lead the way for the Eagles.
Teodosio and Fiore scored two goals each for the Quakers in the win while goalkeeper Thomas Deane posted nine saves to pick up the victory. Nick Huckins scooped up a game-high eight ground balls to lead the way for the Quakers.
Guilford owned a slim 24-23 advantage in shots while the two teams were even in ground balls with 23 each.
Bridgewater is back in action on Wednesday at home against Roanoke. Start time against the Maroons is set for 3:30 p.m.