March 22, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. - St. John's continues its homestand as the team welcomes regional rival No. 6/6 Hofstra to DaSilva Memorial Field on Tuesday night at 7 p.m..
St. John's (3-3, 0-1) comes into Tuesday's contest after winning a thrilling 8-7 overtime game against Vermont on Saturday. Hofstra (3-1, 0-0) is coming off a 14-6 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday. St. John's is 3-2 against non-conference opponents this season and 2-0 when playing at home. The team's only other game against a CAA team came against Drexel back on March 13.
Tuesday's night game will be Black Out Night at DaSilva Memorial Field. The first 500 fans wearing black at the game will receive an STJ eye black patch.
Follow The Game Live
Fans can keep up with all of the live action by following the St. John's lacrosse twitter feed at www.twitter.com/STJ_Lacrosse. Live stats and streaming live video will be available on www.RedStormSports.com. Postgame highlights and interviews will also be available.
Hofstra leads the all-time series with St. John's, 9-2. The last time the two teams met was in 1995 when the Pride won a 19-3 decision.
Last Time Out
St. John's won a thrilling 8-7 overtime game at home on Saturday against Vermont. Trailing 7-6 with less than a minute remaining in regulation, St. John's forced a turnover on a Catamount clear attempt. Just seconds later, Senior Tom Manes evened the score and sent it into overtime with a goal from the right side. After St. John's secured the first faceoff of overtime, senior Garrett Mitchell set up freshman Alex Lagodich who made the game-winning shot from the center of the field.
Freshman Jeff Lowman got the win in his first career start, saving 10 shots and allowing only seven goals. Freshman Jordan Rothman won a career-high 75 percent of his faceoffs, going 15-20 from the X.
Career-Best Defensive Performance
Senior defensive midfielder Reggie Davis recorded a career day in the team's 8-7 OT win over Vermont. Davis snagged a career-best eight ground balls and three caused turnovers. The eight ground balls are the most that any Red Storm player has collected in one game this season.
Scouting the No. 6/6 Hofstra Pride
On Saturday, Hofstra defeated Sacred Heart 14-6. Stephen Bentz scored a career-high five goals to lead the way. Hofstra enters the game ranked sixth in the country for the second straight week, marking the team's highest ranking in 2010.
Hofstra was picked to finish first in the Preseason CAA Coaches' Poll. The league's coaches also selected Hofstra junior attacker Jay Card as the CAA's Preseason Player of the Year.
Hofstra players have recorded five separate hat-tricks, two each by Jamie Lincoln and Stephen Bentz, and one by Michael DeNapoli.
Three Hofstra players were selected as Division I Preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse, juniors Jay Card, Jamie Lincoln, and Stephen DeNapoli.