March 23, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. - The sixth-ranked Hofstra Pride used a seven-goal second quarter to defeat St. John's 13-4 in Tuesday night lacrosse action at DaSilva Memorial Field in Queens, N.Y.
The Red Storm got on the board first when senior Tom Manes scored his fourth goal of the season off a feed from Terence Leach at the 7:05 mark of the first quarter. Starting in goal for the second straight game, freshman Jeff Lowman recorded six saves in the first period alone keeping Hofstra off the board for the first 14 minutes of play. During that stretch, the Red Storm was able to kill off two extra-man opportunities. On the night, Hofstra was 1-6 on extra-man opportunities.
Hofstra's Jay Card scored the Pride's first goal at the 1:07 mark of the first quarter. The Pride proceeded to go on an 8-0 scoring run throughout the second period. Jamie Lincoln assisted on all of Hofstra's first four goals, as he finished with a game-high eight points on four goals and four assists.
Senior Garrett Mitchell halted the Pride's second quarter scoring run by getting an unassisted goal just 1:57 before intermission. Mitchell leads the team with 10 goals and continues his seven-game goal scoring streak.
"We played really hard tonight," head coach Jason Miller said. "We are a young team right now, and we are playing a lot of freshmen. But I thought we competed and we prepared well. You just can't give a good team like Hofstra that much offensive time in the second quarter."
Freshman Alex Lagodich made his second start of the season, scoring a goal early in the third period to cut the lead to 8-3. Lincoln, however, would score three of the next four goals for Hofstra to extend the lead to 12-3 and put the game out of reach.
Sophomore Charlie Holenstein
scored his fourth goal of the season late in the fourth quarter.
Lowman finished the game with a total of 14 saves, marking a career-high. Senior Gavin Buckley saw time in the fourth quarter, making one save in goal.
Hofstra was able to control the ball throughout most of the game by winning 14-20 faceoffs and holding a 33-26 edge in ground balls.
St. John's returns to the road on Saturday, March 27, when the team takes on Penn State in State College, Pa.