Hofstra vs. Binghamton
March 21, 2005
The Game Story:
HEMPSTEAD, New York * John Keysor, John Orsen and Ryan Vilar scored
unanswered goals in the first 6:30 of the third quarter to break a 3-3
halftime tie and lead the 13th-ranked Hofstra Pride to a 7-5 victory over
the Binghamton Bearcats Monday night at Shuart Stadium. The Pride posted
their third consecutive victory to even their record at 3-3 while Binghamton
fell to 0-5.

Athan Ianucci recorded two goals and one assist, and Ryan Vilar had two
goals to lead the Pride. Jeff Santucci and Matt McNamara each had a goal and
an assist to pace the Bearcats. Hofstra outshot Binghamton 31-16, picked up
33 ground balls to the Bearcats 14, and won 13 of 16 faceoffs.

The Pride, who were playing their fourth game in the past 10 days and were
coming off wins over North Carolina and Princeton since last Wednesday,
jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a man-up goal by senior middie Ryan Vilar, his
sixth of the season at 1:10 mark of the contest, Athan Ianucci tallied his
third of the year with 2:53 to play in the quarter, and freshman Mike
Unterstein added his second of the season with 1:11 to play.

But Binghamton scored three unanswered goals starting with Santucci's third
of the season with 20 seconds to play in the first quarter, Brian Chaapel's
second of the year from Santucci with four minutes left in the second, and
Matt McNamara's fifth goal of the year with just six seconds to play in the
half.

Keysor got the Pride started in the second half, just 1:05 into the third,
scoring his 10th goal of the year. Junior middie John Orsen tallied his
second of the year 2:40 later on a blast from 12 yards, and Vilar notched
his second of the game and seventh of the year with 8:30 to play in the
third to put the Pride up 6-3.

The Bearcats closed to 6-4 on Rob Williams second goal of the year off a
pass from Chris Bernard with 4:19 to play in the period. But Hofstra boosted
the lead back to three with just one second in the quarter on a pass from
Chris Unterstein behind the cage to Athan Ianucci from 18 yards out.

The Bearcats closed to within two at 7-5 on Jeff Kaylor's first goal of the
season off a pass from McNamara 5:16 into the fourth. But Pride goalie Matt
Southard recorded four of his six saves in the fourth quarter to stop the
Binghamton upset thoughts.

Hofstra will conclude its four-game homestand this Saturday, March 26 when
the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame come to Shuart Stadium for a 2
p.m. contest. The Bearcats will take some time off before hosting Vermont on
Saturday, April 2.