March 9, 2014

Altomare's Big Day Leads Hofstra By Quinnipiac

from Press Release

Hamden, CT – Junior attacker Brittain Altomare had a spectacular day for the Pride as the third-year player notched a career-best nine points on four goals and five assists to lead the Hofstra Women's Lacrosse team to a convincing 13-7 victory over Quinnipiac on Sunday afternoon at the Quinnipiac University Field Hockey/Lacrosse Field.

The win moves Hofstra's record to 5-2 this season as the Pride has now won three straight games and five of its last six games with the lone loss coming at the hands of No. 3 Maryland on February 25. Quinnipiac falls to 0-4 with the loss.

Junior defender April Iannetta also had a strong game for the Pride as she posted six draw controls along with three goals and an assist to influence both ends of the field. Altomare teamed with Iannetta to give Hofstra a 13-9 edge in draw controls as she had five on the afternoon.

Hofstra wasted no time in jumping out to a commanding 5-0 lead as the Pride scored five times over the first eight minutes of the contest.

Freshman midfielder Erika Neumen got the Pride on the board just 17 seconds into the game with her third tally of the season. The goal was assisted by Altomare and that would be a common theme in the first stanza.

Hofstra would lead 7-3 at the break with Altomare playing a role in every Hofstra goal in the first 30 minutes as she had two goals and five assists in the first half.

During the game-opening 5-0 run, she had two goals and three assists, while being responsible for the last goal during the run at the 22:01 mark.

After a goal from Alexandra Hlesciak closed the gap to 7-4 at the start of the second half, Hofstra would put the finishing touches on the rout as they scored the game's next five goals to lead 12-4 with 7:08 remaining in regulation.

During the pivotal 5-0 run that ended any hopes of a Bobcat comeback, Iannetta had two goals and an assist, while Altomare added a pair of goals.

Hofstra would take its largest lead of eight goals on a pair of occasions late in the game before Quinnipiac scored twice in the final 30 seconds to account for the final score.

Senior defender Jamie D'Arco had three caused turnovers and a team-high three ground balls for Hofstra, while senior defender Emily Corzel tied her for team-high honors with three caused turnovers as well.

Senior attacker Lindsay McKinnon dished out a career-high three assists in the game with junior attacker Sam Lenox adding two goals for the Pride.

Quinnipiac had three players with two points as Michaela Tinsley had two goals, Kyra Ochwat had a goal and an assist and Hlesciak had a pair of goals.

Junior goal Kelsey Gregerson had 10 saves for the Pride to tie her season-high, while also adding two ground balls.

Samantha Tilts made eight saves for the Bobcats.

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