Hofstra vs. Army
March 30, 2010
The Game Story:
Hempstead, NY -Jay Card recorded five goals and three assists and Kevin Ford and Jamie Lincoln each added three goals to lead the eighth-ranked Pride of Hofstra to a 17-2 victory over the Black Knights of Army at James M. Shuart Stadium Tuesday night. The Pride, winners of five of the last six outings, improved to 5-2 while Army falls to 3-5.

Hofstra, which recorded its biggest victory since a 20-3 win over Sacred Heart in 2008, became the 14th program to record 500 victories in program history Tuesday night.

Card, who returned to the lineup after missing last Saturday's game at Massachusetts with an ankle injury, tied his career-high with the five goals and set a career-best with eight points. Ford, who returned last Saturday after missing the first five games of the season with a broken foot, added two assists. Junior Stephen Bentz tallied two goals and two assists while sophomore Brad Loizeaux added a goal and two assists. Freshman goalie Rob Bellairs made five saves to post his fifth win of the season. The two goals allowed by Hofstra are the fewest since a 21-2 Pride victory over Robert Morris in 2006.

The Pride scored the first seven goals of the game on the way to a 10-2 halftime lead. Card opened the scoring 4:32 into the contest on a pass to the crease by Bentz. Lincoln made it 2-0 with his 19th of the season, off a perfect pass to the crease from Loizeaux. Bentz notched his 16th of the year from Card on a similar pass to the crease with 4:32 to play in the quarter. Ford, playing in his second game of the season, notched his fourth of the year on a bullet from 12 yards to give Hofstra a 4-0 lead with 3:31 to play in the quarter. Loizeaux recorded his 10th of the season, from Bentz, with 2:18 remaining, and Lincoln closed out the scoring in the period with his second of the game and 20th of the season on a cross-field pass from Card with two seconds remaining in the first. Hofstra outshot Army 14-6 in the first quarter.

The second quarter wasn't much better for the Black Knights of Army as Card boosted the Pride lead to 7-0 with his second of the game and 13th of the year, from Ford, from 15 yards out just 50 seconds into the second quarter. Army got on the board less than two minutes later, on an extra-man goal when Tyler Seymour scored his 10th of the year from Rob McCallion. But Ford and Bentz scored 83 second apart to boost the lead to 9-1 with eight minutes to play in the half. McCallion recorded his third of the year with 4:40 to play from Devin Lynch to close the gap to 9-2.

But Lincoln scored his third of the game and 21st of the year from Card with 3:12 left in the half to close out the scoring in the second and start another 8-0 run.

Card scored a man-up goal early in the third quarter with Ford notching his third of the game 89 seconds later. Card scored twice in the fourth and was followed by freshman Drew Coholan, who notched his first college goal, senior Dan Stein, who scored his fourth of the year, and freshman Aaron Jones, who also tallied the first goal of his career.

Hofstra outshot Army 48-18 and picked up 45 ground balls to the Black Knights' 29. The Pride return to action on Saturday, April 3 when they travel to Philadelphia to face CAA-rival Drexel at 4 p.m.