Hofstra vs. Johns Hopkins
March 13, 2004
The Game Story:
HEMPSTEAD, New York * The top-ranked Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins opened the game with five straight goals, including three by junior attackman Kyle Barrie, and cruised to a 13-6 victory over #11 Hofstra at Shuart Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays (4-0) win for the fourth straight time this season and for the fifth consecutive time over the Pride. Hofstra falls to 2-2 on the season.

Barrie finished with four goals while Matt Rewkowski had two goals and one assist to lead the Blue Jays. Hofstra was led by sophomore middie Ryan Vilar with career-highs of three goals and two assists while classmate John Orsen added two goals and one assist. Hofstra sophomore goalie Matt Southard recorded a career high 19 saves.

Barrie opened the scoring just 54 seconds into the contest with a scoop shot five yards in front of Pride goalie Matt Southard. Sophomore middie Greg Peyser boosted the lead to 2-0 five minutes later after taking a pass from Peter LeSueur and firing a high shot into the goal from 11 yards out. Senior long-stick middie Corey Harned made it 3-0 for the Blue Jays just 10 seconds later, scooping up the face-off ground ball, attacking the goal and beating Southard from seven yards out. Barrie scored his second of the game and eighth of the season from a sharp angle on the left side of the Hofstra cage. Barrie then completed the first quarter hat-trick with 5:23 to play, picking up a rebound of a Southard save and beating the Pride goalie from up close.

The Pride got on the board as junior middie Ryan Vilar's man-up bounce shot from 15 yards out beat Hopkins' sophomore goalie Scott Smith (3 saves). Blue Jays freshman attackman Jake Byrne ended the first quarter scoring by beating a Hofstra middie around the Pride cage and bouncing a low shot to the far side of the Southard. It was Byrne's second goal of the year.

The Pride came alive in the second quarter scoring three straight to cut the deficit to 6-4. First, John Orsen took a pass from Ryan Vilar 5:16 into the second quarter, turned and fired from seven yards out for his second goal of the season. Sophomore middie Tim Treubig scored his ninth goal of the year with just under five minutes to play in the half, off a pass from Vilar, and Vilar scored his second of the game and seventh of the season, off a pass from Orsen with 3:07 remaining to close to within two. But Hopkins' senior attackman Conor Ford scored right off the face-off, his 11th goal of the season, just six seconds later to give the Blue Jays a 7-4 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Hopkins' senior middie Kevin Boland scored an unassisted goal just 1:22 into the period to boost the lead to 8-4. But Vilar scored his third of the game 3:31 later, picking up a ground ball and firing a 15-yard bounce shot into Blue Jays cage. From there it was all Hopkins as the Blue Jays scored five straight goals, including two by Matt Rewkowski, his seventh and eighth of the season, to cruise to victory. Rewkowski scored twice in the third, sandwiching a Conor Ford goal, while Barrie and Kyle Dowd scored goals in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter.

The Blue Jays dominated the stat sheet, outshooting Hofstra 52-24, picking up 43 ground balls to Hofstra's 27, and winning 19 of 23 face-offs.