Hofstra vs. Brown
March 1, 2008
The Game Story:
Hempstead, NY --

Freshman Kevin Ford scored three goals and senior Mike Unterstein tallied the game-winning goal and three assists as the Hofstra Pride downed the Brown Bears, 7-6, at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Pride evened their record at 1-1 while Brown falls to 1-1.

Ford, a newcomer from Floral Park, NY, followed up on his two goal performance last week at UMass with a hat-trick against Brown. Unterstein, a midfielder and co-captain from Shoreham, NY, bounced back after missing the second half against UMass with an ankle sprain to assist on three different goal scorers and tally the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal 50 seconds into the fourth quarter.

The Pride jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one quarter on goals by Ford, from classmate Jay Card, and sophomore Tom Interlicchio, from Unterstein. It was Interlicchio's first goal of the year. But the Bears roared back in the second quarter scoring three unanswered goals to open the period and four before halftime to take a 4-3 lead at the break. Sophomore Zach Caldwell tallied his first of the year 3:55 into the second off a pass from freshman Andrew Feinberg. Sophomore attackman Thomas Muldoon, who had two goals last week against Lehigh, scored the next two goals for the Pride, notching an unassisted goal from 15 yards out at the 9:53 mark, before taking a pass from Jack Walsh 46 seconds later and beating Pride goalie Danny Orlando to give the Bears a 3-2 lead.

Hofstra junior attackman Tom Dooley tied the game with a man-up, bounce shot goal, off a pass from Unterstein, with 5:30 to play in the half. But Muldoon notched the third of his four goals in the contest with just 59 seconds to play, as he went around a Hofstra defender and scored from on the crease.

Dooley tallied his second of the year to tie the game at 4-4 on a bullet from 12 yards out after taking a pass from Anthony Muscarella. Three minutes later Ford took a pass from Unterstein and beat Brown goalie Jordan Burke from the left side of the crease to give Hofstra a 5-4 advantage. But Feinberg tied the game for Brown off a feed from Reade Seligmann with 3:42 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Unterstein gave the Pride the lead for good just 50 seconds into the fourth quarter with his first goal of the year. Ford, who hit several posts in the contest, boosted the lead to 7-5 with an unassisted goal on a charge to the crease with 5:09 to play. The Pride played deliberately the rest of the way, holding the ball and chewing time off the clock. Muldoon notched his fourth of the game and sixth of the year with five seconds to play to close the gap to 7-6. But it was too little, too late.

Hofstra outshot Brown in the contest, 37-19, and picked up 38 ground balls to the Bears 20. Pride goalie Danny Orlando made just four saves in the contest while Jordan Burke stopped 13 shots in the Brown cage. The Pride return to action next Saturday, March 8 when they host the defending national champion Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins University at 1 p.m. at Shuart Stadium.