On Friday night we saw just two games and both of them ended up being blowouts. The Virginia Cavaliers dominated the Richmond Spiders in a 16-7 home win, while Stony Brook defeated America East for Binghamton 13-6, leaving Binghamton still searching for their first win of the season.
Virginia 16, Richmond 7
After a slower first quarter, Virginia held just a 3-1 lead, but the Cavaliers exploded in the second and rode that wave the rest of the way. In the second, Virginia started out with a three-goal run before Richmond was able to score. The Cavaliers held a convincing 8-2 lead at the half as Richmond just had no answer for a high-caliber Virginia team that seemed to be owning both ends of the field. While the Spiders finally scored more than one goal per quarter in the second half with two goals in each of the third and fourth, Virginia wasn’t letting up and continued to push the gas. Taking a 13-5 lead heading into the fourth the Cavaliers were able to pull out the 16-7 win.
Teddy Hatfield led Richmond with 4 points (3G,1A), reaching a milestone of 200 points on his career. Mitch Savoca also had 2 goals for the Spiders. Lawrence Galizia had a good performance on the defensive end, having 4 caused turnovers and scooping up 4 ground balls. In cage for the Spiders, Blake Goodman made 14 saves. Jack Rusbuldt also saw some time in cage, making 4 saves.
Virginia was led by Matt Moore with 6 points (2G,4A), while Michael Kraus and Ian Laviano put up 5 points apiece in the win. Leading the Cavaliers defense was Kyle Kology, scooping up 5 ground balls and causing 3 turnovers. Alex Rode got the start in cage, making 6 saves. Patrick Burkinshaw also saw time and made 2 saves in the win.
Stony Brook 13, Binghamton 6
The Seawolves dominated this entire game, and it started early on. Stony Brook started on a three-goal run before Sean Makar finally put Binghamton on the board with twelve seconds left in the first quarter, making it a 3-1 Stony Brook lead heading into the second. The Seawolves continued to push the gas in the second, taking a 7-2 halftime lead. That lead would grow in the second half as Stony Brook led 10-3 at the end of the third before pulling back a pit in the third. With Binghamton scoring two late in the game, Stony Brook was able to walk away with a 13-6 win, moving to 2-1 in America East play. Binghamton is still looking for their first win of the season after the loss.
Binghamton was led by Griffin Konen who scored 2 goals for the Bearcats in the loss. Kevin Winkoff also had 2 points (1G,1A) for the Bearcats as well. Splitting time in cage, Robert Martin made 6 saves and Kevin Carbone made 7 saves.
Tom Haun led the way for the Seawolves in the win, tallying 7 points (6G,1A). Cory Vanginhoven had 2 points (1G,1A) in the win as well. In cage, Michael Bollinger made 13 saves for the Seawolves. Kyle Hebert also saw some time in cage, playing just 1:20.