April 6, 2010

No. 10 Hofstra Rolls Over Manhattan

from press release

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Junior attackman Jamie Lincoln scored a game-high four goals and freshman Aaron Jones registered his first career hat trick in leading 10th-ranked Hofstra to an 18-2 win over Manhattan in a non-conference Tuesday night matchup at James M. Shuart Stadium.

Jones entered with one goal in his first eight games but tallied two of his three goals in the second half while adding an assist for a four-point night.

Junior Jay Card and senior Tom Interlicchio scored two goals each to lift Hofstra's record to 6-3. Eleven players scored at least one goal for the Pride. Sal Spatarella scored for the Jaspers as Manhattan dropped to 4-5.

Hofstra rebounded from a two-goal conference loss to Drexel to post its second win in three games. The Pride continued its strong showing at home, moving to 5-0 at Shuart Stadium in out-scoring opponents, 78-28 during that stretch.

Michael Hamilton capped a string of 16 consecutive Hofstra goals to open the contest when the freshman buried a shot from five-yards out late in the third quarter.

Sophomore goalie Andrew Gvozden made 10 saves and was working on a shutout before Manhattan freshman Tyler Jarvis beat him from nine-yards out with 27.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Almost 15 seconds later, freshman Michael Burke raced near the Jaspers cage and pushed in a close-range shot for a 17-1 lead heading into the last quarter.

Gvozden came out to start the fourth. Freshmen Rob Bellairs saved one of two shots on goal and Kyle Dillion made two saves without allowing goal to close out the win.

Attackman Tyler Corcoran's goal from 6-yards out early in the fourth quarter galvanized the Hofstra bench. The goal was the first career marker for the freshman.

Five different Hofstra players-Card, Lincoln, Interlicchio, Brand Loizeaux and Stephen Bentz-scored in the opening 11:22 to break the game open. The Pride built a 12-0 halftime lead, holding a 21-12 shot advantage over the Jaspers heading into the locker rooms.

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