BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Sophomore Derrick Daniels tallied three goals and Rob Simmons added two more tallies but the Bridgewater Eagles men's lacrosse team fell to visiting Guilford by a 17-8 tally on Wednesday afternoon at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
Chase Rogers scored for Guilford to put the Quakers out in front just 15 seconds into the game, building a 1-0 lead.
Bridgewater got on the board two minutes later when Thomas Maher ripped a shot into the back of the net, tying the game up at a goal each.
Following the Maher goal, four different players got in on the scoring for the Quakers over the middle part of the first quarter as Guilford took a 5-1 lead with 7:14 to play in the opening frame. Simmons tallied his first goal of the game to break up the Quakers' spurt before Daniels scored with 2:50 to play in the first, trimming the Guilford advantage to 5-3.
Guilford's Adam Fiore scored the final goal of the opening quarter of play to put the Quakers out in front, 6-3, after the first 15 minutes of play.
The Quakers (6-5, 1-5 ODAC) stayed on the attack to start the second quarter as Fiore added two more goals and Daniel Haupt netted his second goal of the contest to put Guilford up by a 9-3 score with 47 ticks to play in the first half.
Bridgewater took a bit of momentum into the locker room as sophomore Kevin Ashcraft scored off of a loose ball with a single second to play in the first half, cutting the deficit to 9-4 at the break.
Guilford started the second half on a four-goal outburst as four different players scored for the Quakers to put Bridgewater in a 13-4 hole.
Freshman Michael Darby ended the Guilford spurt with an unassisted goal but the Quakers had the final say in the third when Chase Clausen scored to build a 14-5 lead with 15 minutes to play.
Bridgewater (5-6, 0-4 ODAC) matched Guilford's scoring in the fourth stanza with three goals, but it was Guilford scoring the first two goals of the final frame.
Daniels scored his second goal of the game with 10:05 to play in the contest, cutting the deficit to 16-6.
Clausen netted the final goal of the game for Guilford but it was Bridgewater scoring the final two goals of the day.
Simmons netted his second goal of the game with 54 ticks to play before Daniels scored off of the ensuing faceoff, but it was too little, too late as the Eagles fell by a 17-8 tally.
Daniels' three-goal outing led the Bridgewater offense as the Eagles rattled off 37 shots on the day.
Conor Lawson picked up the loss between the pipes after allowing 17 goals and recording 17 saves.
Fiore paced the Guilford offense with five goals while Clausen added four goals to lead a 55-shot attack for the Quakers.
Thomas Deane picked up the win in goal after recording eight saves over the opening 45 minutes of play. Garrison Goth and Jacob Broome split the final quarter for the Quakers, with Goth recording two saves and Broome posting three.
Bridgewater controlled the faceoff, winning 15 of the 28 faceoffs contested with Sam Cheplick leading the way with an 8-for-12 effort.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday at Roanoke. Start time is set for 2 p.m.