Hofstra surprises Loyola, holding on for 13-12 win COLLEGE LACROSSE

April 10, 1993|By From Staff Reports

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Senior attackman David Donatello led Hofstra with five goals and the Flying Dutchmen (5-1) held off a fourth-quarter Loyola comeback to record a 13-12 upset victory over the Greyhounds (3-3) last night at Hofstra Stadium.

After a 3-3 tie at the end of one period, Hofstra outscored Loyola 4-1 in the second to build a 7-4 halftime lead.

The Flying Dutchmen, ranked 17th in the USILA coaches' poll, increased the margin to 9-5 at the end of three quarters before Loyola, ranked fourth by The Baltimore Sun, began its late rally.

The Greyhounds' Paul Cantabene and Matt Dwan each scored in the first 1:01 of the fourth quarter to move Loyola within 9-7.

After Donatello scored his third goal of the night with 13:11 left in the game, Cantabene scored his fifth goal of the night to bring the Greyhounds to 10-8 with 10:26 left.

An unassisted goal by Pat Ervin (St. Mary's) cut the margin to 10-9 at the 7:49 mark, but Donatello countered with Hofstra's 11th goal 25 seconds later.

Donatello scored his fifth goal at the 5:17 mark and Kevin Barry scored the eventual game-winner with 4:37 remaining to boost Hofstra to a 13-9 lead.

The Greyhounds came back again with Kevin Anderson (Loyola High) scoring at the 3:10 mark and Kevin Beach (Mount St. Joseph) with 1:53 remaining to move Loyola within 13-11. Anderson's third goal of the night, with 1:13 left, closed the gap to 13-12.

Loyola had a chance to tie in the closing seconds, but Anderson's final shot was stopped by Hofstra goalie Joe Romeo.

The Greyhounds, who have lost two of their last three games, outshot the Flying Dutchmen, 48-36.

Loyola's next game is Thursday night at UMBC.

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