Campbell's Hat-Trick Leads Pride Over Thomas

WESTON, Mass. Chris Campbell (South Hadley, Mass.) scored three goals to propel Regis College to a 10-3 win over visiting Thomas College in non-conference action on a frigid Friday night in Weston, Mass. The Pride pick up their first win of the season and improve to 1-0, while the Terriers drop to 0-1 on the young year. Regis outshot the Terriers 54-11 in the victory.

Campbell got the scoring started for the Pride as he handled the ball at the top of the box and stepped into a shot that found the net, giving the Pride an early 1-0 lead. Thomas struck right back as Matt Davis (Farmington, Maine) found a streaking Sean Machin (Brunswick, Maine) down the right side of the turf and hit him with a perfect pass that left Machin one-on-one with the goalie as the junior's bounce shot scored and knotted the game at 1-1. The Pride would respond to the goal, taking a 3-1 lead at the end of the first on scores by Chris Costello (Edgartown, Maine) and Peter Leighton (Wilmington, Mass.).

The second period was all Regis as they held Thomas to just one shot throughout the first half, the goal by Machin. Regis extended its lead to 6-1 headed into halftime on tallies by Billy Stewart (West Roxbury, Mass.), while Leighton and Campbell each added their second tallies of the game. The Pride outshot the Terriers 28-1 in the opening 30 minutes while winning 6 of 9 face-offs and going a perfect 6 for 6 in clear attempts.

Stewart scored the lone goal of the third period for either side, while the fourth quarter saw five goals scored between the two teams. Costello netted his second of the game only 1:06 into the final period followed by Campbell completing his hat-trick at the 10:55 mark of the fourth quarter. Thomas' Matt Davis and Derek Racine (Sabattus, Maine) each scored their respective first career goals less than two minutes apart with under six minutes to play. Matt Vogan (Belmont, Mass.) finished out the scoring for both squads as John Basbas (Framingham, Mass.) passed the ball from behind the net to Vogan, who buried it bottom right to finish off the 10-3 win for Regis.

Regis outshot the Terriers at a 54-11 clip and won the groundball battle, 50-23. Four Regis face-off men combined to go 14 for 17 from the X, led by Stephan Bottex (Norwood, Mass.) and Costello who each went 3 for 3 and 2 for 2 in face-offs, respectively. Regis went 12 for 16 on clear attempts, compared to 15 for 29 for the Terriers, while Thomas committed 30 turnovers to the Pride's 22.

Chris Campbell led the Pride with three goals and grabbed a game-high eight groundballs, while going 5 for 7 on face-offs. Peter Leighton, Chris Costello and Billy Stewart scored two goals apiece to go with Vogan's first tally of the season. John Basbas dished out three assists and Costello added a pair of his own for a four-point day. Leighton added five ground balls while Matt Sheehan (Pembroke, Mass.), Matt Molloy (Saugus, Mass.) and Andrew Goldberg (Solebury, Pa.) each scooped up four groundballs apiece. Stephan Bottex led the Pride with three caused-turnovers.

Racine, Machin and Davis scored the goals for Thomas with Machin and Davis both adding assists. William 'Bud' Prue (Newport, Vt.) added the final assist for the Terriers. Gunnar Shelton (Eugene, Ore.) led the Terriers defensively with five groundballs, while Tyler Mitchell (Eastport, Maine) added three groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Breandan Crane (Billerica, Mass.) picked up his first win of the season in net for the Pride while playing three quarters and making three saves, allowing only one goal. Andrew Madden (North Easton, Mass.) played the final quarter and made one save while allowing a pair of tallies. Thomas' Jesse Morkeski (Damariscotta, Maine) suffered his first setback of the year despite making 17 saves and picking up four ground balls to go along with three caused turnovers.

The Crimson and Gold return to action on Wednesday night as the Pride travel to Mount Saint Vincent for an 8:00 p.m. face-off in Riverdale, N.Y. Thomas travels to St. Joseph's of Maine on Tuesday night for a 4:30 p.m. game.

2012-03-03



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