|HEMPSTEAD, New York - Adam Doneger's third goal of the game-and quarter-with just 11 seconds to play
in regulation gave the second-ranked Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins (2-0) a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over
11th-ranked Hofstra (2-2) Saturday at Hofstra Stadium.
In addition to Doneger's three goals, Conor Ford recorded a goal and three assists and Bobby Benson posted
two goals and one assists for the Blue Jays. Paul Rao, Tom Kessler and Kevin Dougherty each tallied two goals
In a see-saw battle that featured seven tied scores, Doneger scored his first goal 4:44 into the fourth quarter to
give Hopkins a 7-6 lead. But Hofstra middie Paul Rao, who scored a man-down goal earlier in the quarter,
scored his second of the game with 6:16 to play to tie the game at 7-7. Pride middie Paul Defendini, who was
making his 2002 debut after suffering a sprained knee during the preseason, tallied his first goal of the year on a
shot from 12 yards out off a feed from sophomore Rich Mekeel to give Hofstra a 8-7 advantage with 4:23 to
Doneger scored his second in front of the cage off a pass from Conor Ford with 2:34 to play to tie the game at
8-8. After Hofstra regained possession just inside the two-minute mark, the Pride worked the ball around before
turning it over on a high pass to the side of Hopkins goalie Nick Murtha (10 saves). After killing some time and
taking a timeout, Hopkins worked the ball in the Hofstra end before Ford came around from behind the cage
and fed a wide-open Doneger, who fired a shot past Hofstra senior goalie Jack Alaimo (9 saves) from 11 yards
out. Hopkins won the ensuing face-off and ran out the clock as the Blue Jays posted their second straight one-goal
come-from-behind victory over the Pride.
Hofstra outshot the Blue Jays, 37-27 and picked up 29 ground balls to Hopkins' 24. The Pride will travel to
Princeton next Saturday, March 16 to face the Tigers at 1 p.m. while Hopkins will host Syracuse next Saturday
at 1 p.m.