Hofstra vs. Manhattan
April 6, 2010
The Game Story:
#10 PRIDE HOST MANHATTAN FOR THE FIRST TIME TUESDAY NIGHT
Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications


Hofstra (5-3, 0-2), which is now ranked 10th in this week's USILA Division I Coaches Poll and 12th in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, is coming off a 13-11 CAA loss at Drexel University. The defeat leaves the Pride 0-2 in the CAA for the first time since 2007 and with little margin of error in their remaining three conference contests, which restart on Saturday against Delaware at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The top four teams in the six-team CAA qualify for the conference championship tournament that begins on Wednesday, May 5. Hofstra's remaining CAA contests include Delaware this Saturday, Penn State in State College, PA on April 17, and Towson at Shuart Stadium on May 1.

The Pride is led by junior attackman Jamie Lincoln, who added three goals and three assists at Drexel last Saturday. The St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada native, who leads the nation in points per game again this week, recorded his sixth hat-trick of the season last weekend and now has 24 goals and 17 assists on the season.

Junior Jay Card (Caledon, Ontario, Canada) tallied a goal and an assist against the Dragons to boost his season totals to 17 goals and 13 assists. Junior Stephen Bentz (Massapequa, NY) notched two goals and one assist last Saturday to boost his career-best single-season totals to 19 goals and nine assists. Freshman midfielder Adrian Sorichetti (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) posted his first college hat-trick last Saturday at Drexel and now has seven goals and four assists this year. Senior Christian Scuderi anchors the Hofstra defense with 22 ground balls and forcing seven turnovers. Hofstra averages 13.38 goals per game on offense and allows an average of 8.88 goals per outing.

The Jaspers of Manhattan College come into Tuesday night's meeting against the Pride with a 4-4 record. Manhattan is coming off a 15-6 victory over Virginia Military Institute last Saturday at Gaelic Park in Riverdale.

The Jaspers also have victories over Sacred Heart (12-9), Presbyterian (12-7) and Detroit (11-8). Their losses have come against nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins (14-3) and Princeton (13-8) as well as Robert Morris (13-12) and Canisius (11-10 in 2OT). The Jaspers average 10.38 goals per game and allow 10.12 goals per contest.

Manhattan is led by senior attackman James Synowiez with 21 goals and 12 assists in eight games. Junior Justin Jensen has 12 goals and 10 assists while senior Joe Variano has 14 goals and five assists. Junior goalie Jon Fiorillo has recorded a 9.23 goals against average and a .573 save percentage in seven games.