Army vs. Hofstra
March 27, 2007
|Brooks Korvin||(1, 0)|
|Ryan Mcclure||(0, 1)|
|Mike Hanna||(0, 1)|
|Jason Peyer||(1, 0)|
|Kevin Lorusso||(1, 0)|
|Adam Fullerton||9 (0.643)|
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|Michael Colleluori||(1, 1)|
|Ryan Miller||(2, 0)|
|Anthony Muscarella||(1, 0)|
|Tom Interlicchio||(1, 0)|
|Steve Prifte||(0, 1)|
|Danny Orlando||10 (0.769)|
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|The Game Story:|
|WEST POINT, N.Y. - Hofstra jumped out to an early two-goal lead and then held off an Army comeback for a 5-3 victory,|
Tuesday night in college lacrosse at Michie Stadium.
Hofstra scored twice in the first 13 minutes of the game and then scored the final two goals to improve to 2-4.
Army, ranked No. 9 in the coaches' poll, tied the game midway through the third quarter but could not get ahead and
fell to 6-2.
The Black Knights held a 31-19 advantage in ground balls and each team had 32 shots but it was Hofstra that took
advantage of its opportunities.
"Give credit to Hofstra," Army head coach Joe Alberici said. "They played very well defensively. Our guys played well
in a lot of areas, but the ball didn't go our way and sometimes that happens."
Army had nine shots in the first and last quarters and four of its shots hit the post. Twice, Ryan Chase hit the pipe
and Justin Bokmeyer and Brandon Butler did the same.
The Black Knights cleared all 12 of their attempts and split the 12 face-offs. Jason Peyer, Kevin LoRusso and Brooks
Korvin all scored goals for Army while Adam Fullerton made nine saves.
Ryan Miller scored two goals for Hofstra, which lost all four of its games by one goal. Goalie Danny Orlando made 10
Miller opened the scoring less than three minutes into the game and Mike Colleluori made it a 2-0 advantage for
Hofstra with 2:15 left in the first quarter.
Peyer, off a Mike Hanna assist, cut the deficit in half with 10:44 remaining in the second quarter with his eighth
goal of the season.
Korvin tied the game just 17 seconds into the third quarter. Sean Reppard won the face-off and Korvin took a Ryan
McClure pass to make it 2-2 with 14:43 showing in the third quarter. It was Korvin's ninth goal of the season.
Anthony Muscarella put Hofstra back ahead, but two minutes later, LoRusso tied the game with an unassisted goal, his
eighth of the year.
Tom Interlicchio scored the game-winner with 5:27 left and Ryan Miller added an insurance goal in the final quarter.
Army, 3-0 in the Patriot League, will resume conference play Saturday at Colgate at 3 p.m.
Game Notes: Army goalie Adam Fullerton leads the nation in save percentage (70.8) and is second in goals-against
average (5.10) according to the latest update from the NCAA ... Army freshman Brandon Butler made one of the best
plays of the game but it didn't show up in the stats. Butler used his left arm stick and stretched while toeing the
yellow line in the offensive zone to keep possession for the Black Knights ... the Army football team was finishing
up its spring practice when both teams took the field for warm-ups and left the field after a "Beat Hofstra" chant
... Tom Gossweiler, a junior, made his first career start at defense ... Army leads the series with Hofstra 36-15 ...
the Black Knights will travel to Colgate, their first road trip since Feb. 27 when they beat Holy Cross