College Crosse Recap.
Syracuse vs. Hobart: The Orange won their sixth straight game tonight and they didn’t give their fans a heart attack while doing it, as this was the first non-1 goal game for the Orange in their last 7 match-ups. The win meant Syracuse retains claim to the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. Things got off to a testy start today as the Syracuse bus was hit with an egg by (ALLEGEDLY) a rowdy Hobart student as it was driving to the game today. Luckily no one was hurt in the incident. Despite the fowl play (Ed. Note: Pun very much intended) the Orange made it to the game without any further disturbances.
Syracuse got out to an early lead and were never really tested. Hobart was able to stay with the Orange through the first quarter. The Statesmen were only down 4-3 after the one quarter of play. However, Syracuse then went on a 5-2 run in the second quarter to go into halftime up 9-5. Hobart made a little run in the 3rd quarter to cut Syracuse’s lead to 3 (11-8) with 10 minutes left to play in the 3rd, however, Syracuse then went on another 5-2 run from late in the 3rd to 6:25 left in the 4th to take a commanding 16-10 lead. Both squads scored 1 goal a piece in the waning minutes of the game before the final whistle blew to give the Orange the 17-11 win.
Syracuse’s Nate Solomon, Nick Mariano, and Brendan Bomberry all had a great game today. Solomon scored 4 goals, as did Mariano. Brendan finished the game with a hat-trick. Nick Mariano also had 3 assists to give him 7 points total tonight. Ben Williams had a strong night as well at the dot as he won 17 of 28 faceoffs. Evan Molloy was excellent in the net today, as he made 17 saves on the night. Syracuse’s extra-man unit was also on point, as they scored on all 5 EMOs tonight.
Hobart was led in scoring by Frank Brown who had 5 points (3 Gs & 2 As). Max Romm also had 2 goals. Romm & Brown were the only Hobart players with more than 1 goal this evening.
Syracuse’s next game is against Cornell on April 11th.
Hobart’s next game is against Saint Joe’s on April 8th.