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In Hofstra’s 18-6 blowout victory over the Wagner Seawhawks, Ryan Tierney moved his name up in both the CAA and Hofstra record books. His second goal of the game, which came at the 6:06 mark in the first quarter, saw him time the Hofstra all-time career goal record of 140 and the all-time CAA carer points record of 212. He broke both later in the quarter, scoring with :35 on the clock, and ended the game with a total of six goals. He is now 18 goals away from the all-time CAA career goals record of 162 and 22 points away from the Hofstra career points record of 238.
In addition to Tierney’s record-setting performance, Alex Concannon posted five points (3G/2A) while Justin Lynskey tallied four points (2G/2A). Mac Gates made five saves on the day for the Pride.
Phillip Buque had a hat trick for Wagner.
While the Seahawks got the first tally of the day from Buque, it didn’t take long for the Hofstra offense to get into its usual form. The Pride ended the first quarter on a six-goal run to get ahead 6-1. A slower second quarter saw them take an 8-3 lead into the half as the two squads tied 2-2 in the quarter.
Hofstra turned up the heat once more and outscored Wagner 6-1 in the third. They then went 4-2 in the final quarter to put things to bed and secure the dominating 18-6 win.
Robert Morris 17, Bellarmine 8
The Robert Morris Colonials controlled nearly every aspect of the game as they took down future ASUN foe Bellarmine 17-8 on Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Smith led the way for the Colonials with a career-best 11 points (5G/6A). His 11-point performance breaks his own record for points in a single game in program history.
Austin Popovich also had five points (3G/2A) while Jake Boudreau netted a hat trick. Liam Rosenthal made 14 saves with a .667% save percentage for the Colonials in his first career start.
Kyle Playsted had four points (1G/3A) for the Knights while Landon Trout, Griffin Bowie, and Luke Legnard each scored two goals in the contest.
Robert Morris started hot with Ryan Smith and Elliot Holden scoring right out of the gate before Kyle Playsted got the Knights on the board. The Colonials ended the quarter on a three-goal run to take a 5-1 leading heading into the second. Bellarmine’s lone goal came from Kyle Playsted. The Knights’ started off the second quarter with a bang, as Landon Trout and Luke Legnard scored back-to-back goals within a minute of each other. However, that would be the only true offensive spark the Knights’ would enjoy all game.
Holding a 7-3 leading at the half, the Colonials picked things up even more heading into the third, outscoring the Knights 5-2 in the quarter. The first of the Knights’ two goals in the third ended a nearly 14-minute dry spell. In total, Robert Morris outscored the Bellarmine 10-5 in the final two quarters to secure the victory.
Georgetown 17, Mount St. Mary’s 5
Based on what they’ve done thus far during the 2021 season, one could argue that Tuesday night was an “off night” for the Georgetown Hoyas. The Mountaineers put up the most goals (5) on Georgetown than any other team has this season. However, the Hoyas’ still won in dominating fashion.
Jake Carraway led the way for the Hoyas with seven points (5G/2A). The performance puts Carraway atop the record books as Georgetown’s all-time career points leader with 237 points.
TJ Haley also tallied seven points (1G/6A) while Graham Bundy Jr. had three points (2G/1A) for the Hoyas. Owen McElroy made three saves with a 60% save percentage. Alex Mazzone caused three turnovers and scooped up seven ground balls to lead another impressive Georgetown defensive performance.
Brendan Doyle tallied three points (2G/1A) for Mount St. Mary’s while Sam Stephan went 12-for-23 (52%) at the faceoff dot.
Jake Carraway got the Hoyas on the board first before Aaron Wwisel answered for the Mountaineers. Georgetown then kicked it into high gear, scoring 10 unanswered through the 1:43 mark in the second to take a 10-2 lead at the half. Brendan Doyle scored Mount St. Mary’s lone goal of the second quarter with 1:07 in the half, marking the first time all season a team put up more than one goal on the Hoyas. Georgetown continued their dominance in the second half, outscoring the Mountaineers 6-3 in the final two frames to secure the blowout victory.