Connecticut College vs. Nazareth
March 13, 2007
The Game Story:
STONYBROOK, N.Y. (March 13, 2007) -- Senior Conor O'Keefe scored four goals
while fellow senior Chad Amidon (pictured) recorded three goals and three
assists to help lead Nazareth to a 14-8 victory over Connecticut College at
Stonybrook Tuesday.
With the victory, the seventh-ranked Golden Flyers improve their record to
4-0 while Connecticut College falls to 0-2.
Steve Dachille scored just 2:06 into the game to give the Camels an early
1-0 lead. However, Nazareth answered quickly with seven consecutive goals in
under 10 minutes to take a 7-1 lead. O'Keefe began Nazareth's scoring run
with an unassisted goal and scored two more of his goals during the stretch.
Junior Matt Aloi, freshman Erinn O'Hara, and seniors Francis Donald and
Jordan Hirsch also recorded goals for the Golden Flyers during the scoring
spree.
Connecticut recorded a goal at the end of the first quarter and two goals in
the first 2:16 of the second quarter to cut Nazareth's lead to 7-4 before
Amidon scored to extend Nazareth's lead to four goals. Craig Audin (three
goals) recorded his second goal with 8:38 left in the second half to again
cut the Golden Flyers' lead to three goals, but that is as close as the
Camels would come to taking the lead.
Nazareth junior Aaron Civilier scored with 3:55 left in the second quarter
to give the Golden Flyers a 9-5 lead at halftime. The Golden Flyers
controlled the third quarter after Amidon scored just 40 seconds into the
quarter. O'Hara and O'Keefe eached scored before Amidon scored his third
goal of the game to give Nazareth a commanding 13-5 lead late in the third
quarter.
The Golden Flyers scored on three out of four of their extra-man
opportunities, held a 50-42 advantage in shots, and a 38-32 advantage in
ground balls. Senior goalie Pat Mullin made eight saves in about 43 minutes
of playing time to record the victory for Nazareth. Freshmen goalies Cory
Spinale and Chris Hoffmeister each saw about eight minutes of action in the
second half for the Golden Flyers.
Nazareth will try to remain undefeated when it plays again Saturday against
12th-ranked St. Lawrence University at Corcoran High School in Syracuse at
12 p.m.