Hofstra vs. Army
March 28, 2006
The Game Story:
Hempstead, NY -- Chris Unterstein scored two goals and added three assists, and Tom Dooley (pictured) scored three goals as the fourth-ranked Pride of Hofstra defeated the #20 Black Knights of Army, 11-6, at James M. Shuart Stadium Tuesday night. Hofstra used a five-goal outburst that spanned the first and second quarters to break open a 1-1 game en route to its sixth consecutive victory. The Pride improve to 6-1 on the year, while Army slips to 4-4.

The Pride got on the board 1:03 into the contest when Rob Bonaguro took a pass from John Keysor and fired a 13-yard bullet past Army keeper Adam Fullerton. The Black Knights tied the score at the 10:43 mark when Kevin LoRusso beat his defender, raced in and put a shot past Hofstra keeper Matt Southard (two saves). The Pride would break open the contest beginning with Chris Unterstein's goal at the 6:30 mark, an unassisted score off a rebound. Zachary Heyl would give Hofstra a 3-1 lead when he scored off a feed from Mike Unterstein with 18 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The Pride kept it going in the second as Dooley scored his first of the evening as he picked up a loose ball and beat Fullerton from 12-yards out. Athan Iannucci gave the Pride a five-goal cusion when Chris Unterstein found him streaking to the cage and fed him the ball for the goal at the 12:28 mark. The Hofstra run reached five when Tim Treubig dumped a pass inside to Bonaguro for a 6-1 advantage. Army's Mike Obringer ended the outburst at the 4:11 mark when he took Matt Scheel pass and beat Southard to make the score 6-2. Kevein Unterstein put the Pride back up by five as he converted a pass from brother Chris at the 1:36 mark for a 7-2 lead that Hofstra took to the locker room at halftime.

Each team scored once in the third quarter and the Pride scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter, including two by Dooley to complete his hat trick, before Army scored three times in the final 2:53 to account for the final score.

Hofstra held a commanding 49-22 advantage in shots, picked up 42 ground balls to Army's 20 and won 16 of 21 face-offs in the contest.Joe Mascaretti continued his strong play at the X, winning 14 of his 17 face-offs and picking up six ground balls. Kevin Unterstein had a team-high eight ground balls, while Brett Moyer caused five turnovers.

Army was led by LoRusso's one goal and two assists, while Erik Nerdalen had one goal and one assist. Fullerton made a career-high 16 saves.

Hofstra returns to action this Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts CAA rival and 12th-ranked Towson at James M. SHuart Stadium. Army is back in action on April 1 when it hosts Air Force at 4 p.m.