Alfred vs. Hamilton
April 29, 2003
The Game Story:
All American Matt Silverio scored an unprecedented 8 goals to lead #14 Hamilton College over Alfred University 14-11. The 8 goals puts Silverio at 64 for the season and makes him Hamilton's all time leading single season goal scorer. Silverio has an unbelievable 24 goals in the past 4 games (14 in the past 2).

Hamilton spotted Alfred a 2-0 lead in the first quarter before Silverio tallied his first goal of the game. After the third Alfred goal, Silverio struck again at the 8:36 mark of the first quarter. Another Alfred goal made it 4-2 and then the Continentals rattled off two straight goals from Dan Geiger and Silverio, tying the score at 4-4. The Saxons tallied the final goal of the quarter giving them a 5-4 lead after one.

The Saxons started the quarter off hot, scoring the first two goals of the second, extending their lead to 8-4. That's when Hamilton's offense woke up. The Continentals scored five times in the second quarter, taking a 9-4 lead. Geiger, Silverio and Jim Henry all scored goals in that run to pace the Continentals.

Alfred opened the third quarter with a goal, tying the score at 9-9. Geiger and Silverio each tallied a goal, giving Hamilton the 11-9 lead. However, Alfred would battle back and score the final two goals of the third quarter, cutting Hamilton's lead to 11-10.

Hamilton scored three times in the fourth quarter to close up the game, including a man-down goal by Jim Henry which proved to be the game-winner.

Silverio had nine points on the day on eight goals and one assist. Jim Henry had seven points on two goals and five assists, while Geiger tallied five points on four goals and an assist. Jason Mleczko made seven saves in net for Hamilton, earning the win.

Hamilton is now 12-2 on the season and 5-1 in the UCAA and will host St. Lawrence University in the first round of the UCAA Tournament on Friday, May 2 at 5 pm in Clinton, New York.