Hofstra vs. Johns Hopkins
March 11, 2006
The Game Story:
Hempstead, NY --

Freshman Tom Dooley scored three times and the Pride defense held the Blue Jays to just three goals over the first 58 minutes as #15 Hofstra (2-1) defeated #7 Johns Hopkins (2-2), 11-6 at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Junior Athan Iannucci (2G, 1A), and seniors Chris Unterstein (1G, 2A), John Keysor (1G, 2A) and Rob Bonaguro (0G, 3A) each tallied three points for the Pride. The defending national champion Blue Jays were led by Kevin Huntley with three goals.

The Pride scored the first three goals in the game on the way to a 4-1 lead after one period. Senior Tim Treubig opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, unassisted, just 1:09 into the contest. Senior attackman Chris Unterstein tallied his fifth goal of the year, coming around the right side of the cage and beating Hopkins' goalie Jess Schwartzman (10 saves) to make it 2-0 at the 4:36 mark. Senior middie John Keysor gave the Pride a 3-0 lead four minutes later with his third goal of the season off a pass from Rob Bonaguro.

The Blue Jays got on the board with 3:01 to play in the first as sophomore Kevin Huntley scored a man-up goal, off a pass from junior Drew Dabrowski. It was Huntley ninth goal of the young season. But Hofstra got the goal back with 1:27 to play in the first as senior Ryan Lucas took a pass from Bonaguro and fired a 20-yard bullet past Schwartzman for a 4-1 lead after one period.

Hofstra boosted the lead to 6-1 at halftime with two goals in the second quarter as freshman Tom Dooley scored from six yards out, off a pass from John Keysor, at the 6:56 mark. It was Dooley's third goal of the year. One minute later, Treubig scored his second of the game off a pass from Athan Iannucci to make it 6-1 at halftime. Iannucci boosted his consecutive game point streak to 19 games.

The two teams traded goals in the third quarter as Dooley scored the second of three goals on the day off a pass from Bonaguro at the 6:54 mark before Huntley scored his second of three, from Mark Bryan, a minute later as the Pride kept a comfortable 7-2 lead after three period. Bryan and Huntley combined again on a goal 2:42 into the fourth quarter, this time Bryan scored the goal, to make the 6,448 fans a little antsy in their seats. But Dooley started a 4-0 Hofstra run three minutes later to give Hofstra a commanding 11-3 lead. Sophomore Mike Unterstein scored his second of the season with 5:43 to play, and Athan Iannucci added the final two goals, his 10th and 11th of the year, to close out the Pride scoring. The Blue Jays scored three goals in the final 1:03 as Brian Christopher, Jamison Koesterer and Huntley dented the twine for the 11-6 final.

Statistically, the game was even with each team taking 31 shots and JHU picking up 28 ground balls to Hofstra's 25. But the Pride forced 23 Blue Jay turnovers while making only nine. Hofstra's Tewaaraton Trophy candidate, senior defender Brett Moyer recorded four forced turnovers. Hofstra senior goalie Matt Southard needed to make just five saves while allowing four goals in 57 minutes of work.

The Pride will host North Carolina, ranked 20th in the Inside Lacrosse Poll this week, on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m.