Villanova vs. Air Force
April 27, 2002
|The Game Story:|
|VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Junior Brian Marks scored three goals and senior Mike Holloway added
a goal and an assist to lead Villanova (5-8 overall, 1-4 CAA) to an 8-7 victory over the Air
Force Academy (3-8 overall, 1-3 GWLL) in a contest played here at Villanova Stadium.
The Falcons got on to the scoreboard first when Dave Brown's shot beat Wildcats starting goalkeeper Sean Philbin with 13:27 left in the first period. But it took only six seconds for the 'Cats to control the faceoff and score a goal as Brian Marks beat Falcon goalie William Arnold at the 13:21 mark.
The contest would remain tight all afternoon. A Brian Marks goal with 11:38 to go in the second period gave VU a 4-2 edge. However, Matthew Dudderar and Alex DeManns scored before the end of the period to knot matters at four entering halftime.
Villanova created a working margin for itself in the third period thanks largely to the efforts of Holloway, playing his final home game here. Holloway fed Brian Marks who gave the 'Cats a 5-4 lead at the 10:24 mark of the third. After Air Force answered with a goal by Michael Colosimo, Holloway scored with 2:50 left in the third to make it a 6-5 Villanova lead. That was followed just 24 seconds later by a goal by Matt Lucas to make it 7-5 Villanova after three.
The two teams traded goals in the fourth before another Brown score narrowed the Wildcats lead to 8-7 with 3:49 left in regulation. But the Wildcats gained control of the ball with 1:56 to play and retained possession for the rest of the way, earning the victory.
Villanova concludes its regular season on Friday at Delaware.