Hobart vs. Denver
April 2, 2011
The Game Story:
GENEVA, N.Y. - Junior Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) scored five goals and freshman goaltender Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) had seven saves in No. 12 Denver's 15-11 win at Hobart this afternoon. The Pioneers improve to 7-2 and 3-0 ECAC with their fourth straight win, while Hobart falls to 4-5, 1-1.

Hayden Schuette (Encinitas, Calif.) and Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) added two goals each, while Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.), Todd Baxter (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Taylor Young (Littleton, Colo.) and Harrison Archer (Washington, D.C.) also scored. Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) led the assist effort with three, while Demopoulos and Baxter added two each.

Sam Miller and Tim Bigelow led Hobart with three goals each. Evan Kirk made 15 saves in the loss.

"Anytime you can get an important conference win on the road, you take it," DU head coach Bill Tierney said. "I thought we were brilliant at times, especially after getting into a 6-2 hole. I also thought we lost that composure at times and Hobart was talented enough to pounce on those opportunities. All in all, we return home 3-0 in the league. We are happy to be sitting in that spot and now look forward to a huge nonconference game against the defending national champion Duke Blue Devils."

Denver trailed 6-2, but stormed back with six unanswered goals to take an 8-6 halftime lead. The Pioneers outscored Hobart, 3-1, in the decisive third quarter en route to the 15-11 win.

The Pioneers won the shot battle 31-18 and held a 47-33 advantage in ground balls.

In addition to his six goals, Matthews had game-highs in shots (7) and ground balls (8).

Denver returns to action against Duke on Saturday, April 9 at Bethpage, N.Y.