Hartwick vs. Nazareth
April 9, 2005
The Game Story:
ONEONTA, N.Y. (April 9, 2005) Sophomore attackman Ryan Hotaling scored five of his career-best six goals in the second half Saturday as Nazareth rallied to defeat host Hartwick in men's lacrosse, 11-7.

The victory enabled the second-ranked Golden Flyers to remain unbeaten at 7-0 overall. Nazareth also improved to 2-0 in Empire 8 Conference action. Hartwick, ranked 15th in Division III, is 4-1 in E8 games and 7-3 overall.

"They were a good team," said Nazareth Coach Rob Randall. "They came out all fired up and their goalie (Jason Fautus) made some huge saves for them in the first half."

Nazareth never led in the first half as Hartwick took quarter leads of 3-1 and 5-2. Hotaling scored for Nazareth in the first quarter and senior Bryan Coon scored in the second.

Nazareth regrouped in the third quarter, using a 6-0 scoring burst to surge ahead, 8-5, heading into the final 15 minutes.

Chad Amidon, Ryan Maciaszek and Hotaling each scored unassisted goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter to enable Nazareth to tie the score at 5-5. Chris Balash then scored off an assist from Amidon with 4:26 left in the quarter to give the Golden Flyers the lead for good, 6-5. Hotaling capped the scoring run by scoring the last two goals of the quarter, the second coming with just nine seconds to play in the period.

Hotaling scored twice more in the fourth quarter and Coon added his second goal of the game off an assist from Greg Kanellis to close out the Nazareth scoring.

"Hotaling took over for us in the second half," Randall said. "He wasn't going to allow us to lose."

Nazareth had a 53-31 edge in shots with Nazareth goalie Alex Civalier making 14 saves.

Nazareth resumes its Empire 8 Conference schedule Wednesday at Alfred at 4 p.m.