13 Dec 2021 | 08:55 | LACROSSE
Hempstead, N.Y.- The Villanova Wildcats picked up their second straight win on Saturday afternoon when they defeated the Hofrsta Pride 10-8 on the road.
The Wildcats had an early surge of goals that helped to secure the win. After the Pride netted the opening goal in the first seconds Villanova answered with four straight of their own. Sophomore Matt Campbell set up Patrick Daly to tie the game at one apiece and then after it was Campbell who found the back of the cage on a dish from Connor Kirst on an EMO opportunity. Kirst would just 30 seconds later net his first of the day on a pass from Keegan Khan to go up 3-1. To close out the run SSDM Chet Comizio scored his second career goal on a pass from Campbell. Hofstra’s Ryan Tierney would net one before the end of the quarter to make the Wildcats lead 4-2.
The second quarter saw a pair of goals by both teams, with Kirst and Corey McManus netting Villanova’s two as the opening and closing goals of the quarter. Villanova went into halftime up 6-4.
Tierney opened the second half with a goal to push the game to one but Sam Parkinson would score his first career goal in the 8th minute on a pass from Daly to make the lead back up to two. Under a minute later Campbell and Kirst worked together score the Wildcats eighth goal of the game.
Daly netted two unassisted goals to close out the game while the Pride would score three to make the final 10-8.
In goal sophomore Will Vitton picked up his second win of the week. The keeper finished with 13 saves on the day including six of those coming in the second quarter. Justin Coppola took 18 of the 21 faceoffs on the day and won nine along with four ground balls. Khan had a team high five ground balls on the day while redshirt junior Patrick Kennedy had two caused turnovers.
Villanova will face another CAA team in the Delaware Blue Hens next Saturday. Game time in Newark, Delaware is schedule for 12:00 P.M.
December 11th, 2021
December 11th, 2021