Robert Morris vs. Hobart
March 15, 2005
The Game Story:
PITTSBURGH, Pa.‚~@~TThe Hobart College lacrosse team continued its strong
start to the 2005 season, posting a 15-10 victory over Robert Morris
University this evening at Fox Chapel High School. The Statesmen improve to
4-0 overall, their best start since the 1998 squad opened its year with
eight straight wins.



Hobart got goals from nine different players, including a pair of hat tricks
from sophomore Chris David (Georgetown Prep/Silver Springs, Md.) and
first-year Daryl Veltman (Salisbury/Georgetown, Ontario). Senior Nate Hill
(Hamburg/Hamburg, N.Y.) led all Statesmen scorers with six points on six
assists.



Veltman started the scoring just 1:26 into the game, combining with Hill for
the first of two times. The rookie attacker made it 2-0 just 40 seconds
later with a man-up goal.



The Colonials (0-6) made it a 2-1 game at the 11:08 mark with a tally from
Carlo Sunseri, but that would be as close as Robert Morris would get as the
Statesmen rattled off eight of the next nine goals to take a 10-3 lead into
halftime.



Trailing by seven after the first 30 minutes, the Colonials found the back
of the net five times, including four in the final 2:52 of the quarter, to
cut Hobart‚~@~Ys lead to four goals heading into the final frame. Andrew
Watt and Brenden Young paced the attack with a pair of goals apiece.



Young finished the contest with a six points on two goals and four assists,
while Watt had a team-high three goals.



The Statesmen defense stayed strong in the fourth quarter, allowing Robert
Morris just three shots on goal to capture the five-goal victory.



Hobart outshot Robert Morris 41-24 for the contest and finished 2-for-4 on
extra man opportunities and holding the Colonials to just 2-for-7. Junior
Patrick Meade (Schenectady/Schenectady, N.Y.) picked up a game-high nine
ground balls.



Junior Mike DeSantis (Mountain Lakes/Mountain Lakes, N.J.) got his first
career start for the Statesmen, making four saves. Jason Dockum and John
Kenney split time for the Colonials, combining to stop 10 shots.



Hobart will put its unbeaten record on the line on March 19, when ECAC
Lacrosse League foe Georgetown University visits McCooey Field. Faceoff is
scheduled for 1 p.m.