Christman Ignites Offense as CC Torches Sewanee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Carson Christman scored a season-high five goals as Colorado College set a school record for goals in a Division III game with a 22-4 victory over Sewanee on Sunday afternoon at CC's Washburn Field. Toby Cohen struck for three scores as the Tigers kept their hopes alive for an at-large berth in next month's NCAA Tournament.

Bart Cerf, Brendan Gangl and Moses Taylor each finished with two goals and an assist as CC unleashed a season-high 75 shots and scored 20 or more goals for the third consecutive game at home. Not to be outdone, the CC defense held an opponent to under five goals for the fifth time this season.

Kyle Bishop won 17 of 22 faceoffs and finished with a game-high seven ground balls. Zach Hoisington caused three turnovers and scooped up three ground balls. Max Pluss finished with three saves during 30 minutes between the pipes and improved to 5-1 this season.

Long-stick midfielder Michael McGeary scored 22 seconds into the game after taking a pass from Bishop and racing down the middle of the defense to beat Spencer Graves with a high shot.

The Tigers struck for a pair of goals in a span of eight seconds later in the first period. Cohen bobbed and weaved through the Sewanee defense before scoring from five yards out, and then Christman converted off pin-point passes from Hunter Sprole and Bishop.

Pluss stopped a pair of shots from point-blank range to keep Sewanee off the scoreboard in the first period. He denied Jack Thomasson 1:49 into the game, and then stopped Hank Gerrity's effort with six seconds remaining in the opening frame.

Colorado College added a man-down goal 44 seconds into the second period when Cohen scored after Joe Bamberger was given a three-minute penalty for an illegal stick. Brenden Eisenbrandt put Sewanee on the board with a man-up tally 1:17 later, but his team was unable to capitalize on a 59-second two-man advantage after Charley Perkins was called for slashing.

Gangl, Zach Pierce and Chris Love scored during one-minute span to give CC a 10-1 lead with 8:22 to play in the second period. Thomason scored for Sewanee from just outside the right post midway through the period despite being driven to the ground by Buddy Ferreira. The Tigers rattled off four goals in a span of 1:30 early in the second half to build a 16-2 advantage.

Graves finished with 20 saves for Sewanee. Thomasson had two goals and an assist. CC improved to 8-6 with its third consecutive victory. Sewanee dropped to 4-9.

Colorado College plays its regular season finale at Fontbonne University on May 2.

2009-04-26



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