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.@NovaLacrosse remains perfect with 7-2 conquest of Hofstra

Saturday, 24th February 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/24/18
From Press Release

No. 8 Villanova allowed the fewest goals in a game in almost 10 years as they defeated Hofstra, 7-2, today on the road.

In the first meeting since 2009, when both teams were in the CAA, the Wildcats (3-0) dominated from the early minutes, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Villanova netted all three goals in exactly one minute.

First freshman Keegan Khan found Danny Seibel at the 12:25 mark, next Christian Cuccinello set himself up for the second goal, and Khan closed out the run with a goal of his own. The Pride would net one midway through the first to make the score 3-1 at the end of the first 15.

The second quarter saw a total of 16 shots taken by both teams and 10 that were on goal but both Villanova keeper Nick Testa and Hofstra goalkeeper Jack Concannon were able to stop all the shots they saw to keep the score 3-1 at halftime.

Villanova got off to a strong start in the third quarter, Luke Palmadesso won the faceoff, got the ground ball, and scored just eight seconds in. Just seconds later during an EMO Colin Crowley found the back of the cage on a dish from Seibel to put Villanova up 5-1.

Cuccinello would score the next two goal just a minute and a half apart in the third to expand Villanova’s lead. The Pride would score what would be the game’s final goal with just eight seconds to go in the third when Dylan Alderman netted his second of the day.

Testa had an outstanding day in goal finishing with 12 saves, allowing just two goals, the fewest of his career, while picking up his third win of the season. Also, this is the fewest goals allowed in a single game by a goalkeeper since April 5th 2008 when the Wildcats defeated Manhattan by the same score.

Both Dan Fisher (St. Joseph’s Prep, 5 of 6) and Palmadesso combined had a successful 60 minutes at the center X going 10-for-13 on the day. Midfielder Connor Kirst led the Wildcats with seven ground balls while both Owen Prybylski and TJ Comizio had two caused turnovers.

Dylan Alderman (Bishop Shanahan) had both Hofstra goals.

Next Villanova will play their home opener Tuesday against the Drexel Dragons. Game time inside Villanova Stadium is set for 4:00 P.M.

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