Hofstra vs. Lafayette
April 20, 2007
The Game Story:
Hempstead, NY -- Freshman Dan Stein scored a season-high four goals and added an assist, and sophomore Tom Dooley scored three goals to lead the #19 Pride past Lafayette, 9-3, Friday night at James M. Shuart Stadium. Hofstra improves to 6-5 on the season with its fourth consecutive win, while Lafayette drops to 1-12.

In a low scoring first half, freshman Tom Interlicchio opened the scoring 1:05 into the game with an unassisted goal. Stein upped the Hofstra lead to 2-0 with 4:09 left in the opening quarter. The Leopards got on the board at the 4:49 mark of the second quarter when Steve Serling notched an unassisted tally to bring Lafayette to within one, 2-1. Neither team scored the rest of the half, although Hofstra had several opportunities and held a 23-9 advantage in shots. Lafayette goalkeeper Jeff Canfield had 10 of his 18 saves in the opening half.

The Pride exploded for five goals in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Interlicchio got the Pride started once again, scoring 32 seconds into the quarter for a 3-1 lead. Dooley followed with his first of the game 40 seconds later off a feed from junior Mike Unterstein. Stein then scored two straight goals 34 seconds apart, at 2:28 and 3:12, to give Hofstra a 6-1 advantage. Porter Curran stopped the Hofstra run by converting a pass from Matt Mersky with 8:08 to go in the quarter. But Dooley answered on a pass from Stein with 2:10 remaining for a 7-2 lead.

Andrew Horton made the score 7-3 in favor of Hofstra 1:45 into the fourth quarter, but Stein scored with 3:20 to go in the game and Dooley capped off his hat trick with a man-up goal with 46 seconds remaining on a feed from Mike Unterstein.

Freshman keeper Danny Orlando made six saves in goal for Hofstra, which held a 42-17 advantage in shots and a 30-22 edge in ground balls. Senior Julian Watts led the Pride with six ground balls.

Hofstra returns to action on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Long Island rival Stony Brook.