Hofstra vs. Cornell
March 8, 2003
The Game Story:
HEMPSTEAD, New York - Senior attackman Jim Femminella scored career-highs of four goals and six points, and sophomore Mike Morrison posted career-highs of three goals and four points to lead the 18th-ranked Pride of Hofstra (2-1) to a 13-5 victory over the 14th-ranked Big Red of Cornell (1-2) at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday.

Senior attack Joe Kostolansky also posted a goal and three assists as the Pride recorded their second straight victory of the week. Red-shirt freshman goalie Matthew Southard recorded nine saves in 58 minutes of action to notch his second win of the season. Joe Boulukos scored twice for Cornell while Andrew Collins added a goal and an assist for the Big Red.

The Pride jumped on Cornell early scoring twice in the first 3:04 as Ryan Lucas opened the scoring at the 1:06 mark off a pass from Kostolansky. Kostolansky would score his fourth of the season on the man-up 1:58 later off a feed from Morrison. Femminella would score his fifth of the season with 3:49 to play in the period to give the Pride a 3-0 lead after one quarter.

Morrison would score his first of the season 4:06 into the second quarter on the man-up off a pass from freshman Tim Treubig, and Femminella scored his second of the game and sixth of the year from freshman Ryan Miller two minutes later to make it 5-0. Freshman John Keysor scored his first of the year with 7:47 to play in the half and Femminella completed his "hat-trick" six seconds later as Keysor fed Kostolansky, who fed Femminella for the goal and a 7-0 lead. Andrew Collins ended Hofstra's run with a man-up goal from Sean Greenhalgh for Cornell with 6:18 to play in the second. But Ryan Miller scored on a behind the back shot off a pass from Mike Allain to close out the first half scoring and give the Pride an 8-1 lead at the intermission.

The Big Red scored three of the first four goals in the third quarter as Boulukos scored twice and J.P. Schalk sandwiched a Morrison goal to closed the deficit to 9-4. But Keith Mekeel scored twice and Femminella scored his fourth 4:18 into the fourth quarter to give the Pride a 12-4 cushion.

Cornell picked up 41 ground balls to Hofstra's 37 but the Pride outshot the Big Red 37-32 and won 12 of 22 face-offs. Hofstra will host the Princeton Tigers on Saturday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m. at Shuart Stadium.