HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA - Cole Hawthorne (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) posted eight goals in a 16-6 win over Greensboro College in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The eight goals is the second time it has been accomplished by a Tiger player this year and it tied the school's second-best single-game output.
Hawthorne scored three of the game's first four goals as the Tigers led 4-1 after one quarter. The Tigers continued to pour on the scores in the second quarter, scoring four more goals with two coming at the hands of Nate Cundy (Midlothian, VA/James River) to make it a 8-3 game at the half.
Hawthorne continued the offensive show in the third quarter, scoring all three H-SC goals. Five different players scored in the final quarter as H-SC outscored the Pride 8-3 in the second-half as well to win the game 16-6.
Hawthorne had nine points on the day as he also handed out an assist. He scored his eight goals on just ten shots and also added four ground balls. Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry)continued to rack up the assists, contributing three helpers along with one score. Cundy and Ben Clarke (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) each tacked on one goal and two assists. Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, Ga/Trinity Pawling) had another strong performance at the face-off X today, winning 12 of his 21 tries while racking up 12 ground balls. Nate Norbo (Waterford, VA/Loudon Valley) scooped six ground balls and also tallied an assist. Cody Hornung (Bala Cynwyd, PA/Lower Merion) earned the win in net with seven saves and six ground balls.
Crawford Prezioso led the Pride with three goals while Max Aiken had two scores. Mitch Kanowicz corralled seven ground balls and Skip Jakupi was 11-25 on face-offs with six ground balls.
The Tigers outshot the Price 37-23 and held decisive advantages in ground balls (50-29), face-offs (15-for-26), clears (21-23 vs. 13-24) and turnovers (21 committed to 25 forced). Greensboro notched 12 saves to 11 for Hampden-Sydney.
The Tigers will host Catholic University of America on Saturday at 2 p.m. in another non-conference bout.