LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/25/12
From Press Release
Sophomore Tom Schreiber tallied three goals and four assists to lead the 19th-ranked Princeton Tigers to a 12-6 victory over the 14th-ranked Hofstra Pride at Sherrerd Field at the Class of ’52 Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Pride fell to 1-1 on the season while the Tigers won their season opener.
Hofstra was led by junior midfielder Ian Braddish, who tallied two goals and the Pride’s lone assist. Sophomore Lance Yapor followed up his four goal performance last week with a two-goal effort against Princeton. Junior Adrian Sorichetti and graduate-student Steve Serling tallied the other Pride goals. Senior Andrew Gvozden recorded seven saves in the Hofstra goal.
In addition to Schreiber’s career-high seven points, Princeton freshman Mike MacDonald recorded three goals while juniors Tucker Shanley and Jeff Froccaro each tallied two goals. Senior Alex Capretta posted a career-high three assists for the Tigers. Senior All-American goalie Tyler Fiorito stopped eight shots in the Princeton cage.
After trailing 4-2 at halftime and 6-2 just 4:14 into the third quarter, the Pride made a run at Princeton with three unanswered goals to close the deficit to 6-5. After Forest Sonnenfeldt scored a man-up goal 1:46 into the third and Froccaro scored from near the crease 2:30 later, Braddish scored his second of the game, on an open field dodge, with 9:20 to play in the third to close the gap to 6-3. Exactly 61 seconds later, Yapor scored his second of the game and sixth of the season from the left side. Just 63 seconds after Yapor’s goal, Serling, who missed most of last season due to injury, scored his first of the year on a runner to Fiorito’s right to bring the Pride back to within one at 6-5 with 7:16 to play in the third quarter.
But Schreiber notched his second of the game for Princeton, on a feed from Will Himler behind the goal, with 4:21 to play for a 7-5 lead after three quarters. Schreiber added his third of the contest on a bullet from 14 yards just 2:32 into the fourth quarter to give the Tigers a three-goal cushion.
Sorichetti brought the Pride back to within two at 8-6 with his third goal of the season, on a run across to the center of the box, less than a minute later. But the Tigers scored four more times in the next 6:14 to put the game away. After Sorichetti’s goal, MacDonald raked in a loose ball past Gvozden for his second goal of the season with 10:14 to play. He notched the hat-trick a little over two minutes later, taking a pass from Schreiber and beating Gvozden for a 10-6 advantage. Just 42 seconds later Froccaro posted his second of the game, taking a pass from Schreiber and coming around the right side of Gvozden. Shanley notched his second of the game from Gvozden’s right side with 5:27 to play to close out the scoring The Pride got just one shot off-by Torin Varn-in the final five minutes as the Tigers played keep away.
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes of the contest on goals by MacDonald and Schreiber. The Pride and the Tigers exchanged the next four goals as Princeton took the 4-2 lead into the halftime break. Braddish closed the Pride deficit to 2-1 with his first of the season with 3:06 to play in the first quarter. But Shanley boosted the lead to 3-1, off a feed from Capretta with one second remaining in the quarter. Yapor scored his first of the contest, from Braddish, just 4:20 into the second quarter before Tiger senior Mike Grossman scored on a jump shot just 1:15 later for a 4-2 lead.
The Tigers outshot the Pride, 39-20, including 23-10 in the second half. Princeton picked up 28 ground balls to Hofstra’s 19.
Hofstra will return to action on Tuesday, February 28 when they host the Stags of Fairfield University in a non-conference game at James M. Shuart Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Mack Sports Complex Box Office, by phone by calling (516) 463-TIXX or online at www.GoHofstra.com.