Game Notes: Tiger Lax Host Catholic for Home Opener

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Hampden-Sydney (0-1 / 0-0 home) vs. Catholic (1-0 / 1-0 Away)
Tuesday, February 21 | 4:00 pm | Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium

Last Time Out for the Tigers    

  • The Tigers lost on the road at Mary Washington, 10-7.
  • The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter.
  • The Tigers were outscored 5-0 over the second and third quarters.
  • Only three Tigers scored: Ben Clarke with three goals and Micah Keller and Ryan Martin each had two goals.
  • Cody Hornung and David Noftsinger split time in goal. Hornung had six saves and seven goals allowed while Noftsinger had five saves and three goals allowed.
  • Brad Mostowy went 11-20 on face-offs.
  • Matt Prin had 19 saves in net for the Eagles.
  • H-SC committed nine penalties but allowed just one man up goal.
  • H-SC only turned over the ball 11 times while UMW had 17 turnovers.
  • Mary Washington earned a 40-35 advantage in groundballs.

Last Time Out for the Cardinals

  • The Cardinals defeated Hood College 7-3.
  • The win gave Catholic their fifth straight season opening win.
  • Catholic led by just two, 3-1, at halftime, but outscored Hood 3-0 in the third.
  • Brendan Englert had four goals.
  • Patrick Pfaff made 14 saves.
  • Neither team scored until 3:40 left in the first quarter.
  • Hood did not score until there was 57 seconds left in the first half.
  • Hood scored the first two goals of the fourth quarter to cut the advantage to 6-3.
  • Catholic outshot the Blazers 46-36
  • Catholic held a 58-45 edge in groundballs
  • CUA was successful on 22 of 27 clears. Hood was just 20 for 34
  • Tom Scotto was 7-13 on faceoffs.
  • Hood goalie William Lane made 17 saves
  • Catholic went 2-6 on extra man opportunities and Hood was 0-4.
  • CUA had 29 turnovers compared to 31 for Hood.

The Last Time These Two Met    

  • Hampden-Sydney won 10-4 on March 26, 2011
  • The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. Catholic scored once in the second and fourth, but was shut out in the third quarter.
  • With the game tied at 3-3 in the second quarter, H-SC reeled off six straight goals to secure the victory.
  • Carter Mavromatis posted three goals while Cole Hawthorne and Nate Cundy each had two. Hawthorne also had three assists.
  • Justin Schaufler scored twice.
  • Catholic turned over the ball 26 times compared to just 18 for the Tigers. H-SC had nine caused turnovers, led by three from Nick West.
  • H-SC was 15-18 on clears compared to 16-23 for the Cardinals.
  • Each team won nine face offs, Brad Mostowy was 9-17.
  • The Tigers scored twice on five man up opportunities while Catholic went 0-2.

In the 2011 National Ranks

  • 14th - Brad Mostowy, ground balls per game, 7.82
  • 29th - Man-up offense, converted on 35.4% of man-up opportunities.
  • 31st - Ground balls per game, 37.24
  • 31st - Scoring margin +3.76
  • 34th - Carter Mavromatis assists pergame, 1.76
  • 35th - Scoring offense, 11.88 goals/game
  • 44th - Points per game, 17.76
  • 44th - Face-off win percentage, 56.1%
  • 45th - Cody Hornung GAA, 7.89
  • 48th - Cole Hawthorne points per game, 3.76
  • 49th - Scoring defense, 8.12 goals/game
  • 50th - Brad Mostowy, Face-offs, 57.7%

 

The Numbers Game    

  • 8 - NCAA Tournament appearances for the Tigers.
  • 4 - ODAC Championships for the Tigers.
  • 78.5% - Percentage of returning points scored from the 2011 season.
  • 79.8% - Percentage of returning ground balls from the 2011 season.
  • 22 - New faces on the team for the 2012 season.
  • 9 - 2012 senior lacrosse players
  • 4 - Pre-Season All-Americans
  • 7 - Former All-ODACers on the team.

Looking at Catholic

  • The Cardinals return four of their six leading scorers from last year
  • Jimmy Sinnott, the second leading scorer with 41 goals and 10 assists, graduated as did Bobby Kusbit and his 14 goals and three assists.
  • Brendan Englert led the team as a freshman with 38 goals and 23 assists for 61 points.
  • Patrick Pfaff made 14 saves in his first start as he has stepped in as the starting goalkeeper
  • Catholic averaged 11.2 goals in 2011 and won 60.7% of their faceoffs.
  • The Cardinals scored on 35 of their 98 manup opportunities (35.7%) and held foes to a 17-87 (19.5%) mark.