No. 13 Fairfield Scores Only Twice in Falling to Hofstra

The Pride added two more in the third as freshman Brian von Bargen scored the first goal of his career at the 8:38 mark coming in from left side of Murphy for a 4-1 lead. Less than four minutes later, Adrian Sorichetti posted his second of the season from the right side off a short pass from Yapor for a 5-1 advantage.

Fairfield junior Jordan Greenfield ended the Pride run with an extra-man goal, from Snow, with Tyler Johnston off for a cross check with 55 seconds to play in the quarter. But Hofstra sophomore John Reicherter boosted the Pride lead back to four with an unassisted goal on a run in from midfield with four seconds to play in the period. It was his second goal of the season.

The Pride blew the game open in the fourth quarter with three goals in the final 4:10 as Llinares scored his second of the game at the 10:50 mark. Yapor then tallied his second of the season, from Llinares, almost two minutes later while on the extra-man for an 8-2 advantage. Varn then scored his second of the game and 11th of the season, from Yapor, also on the extra-man with 1:35 to play.

The Pride outshot the Stags, 40-26 while the ground balls were even at 26-all.Hofstra also was successful in 17 of 18 clear attempts.

The Pride return to action this Saturday, March 2 when they host the Crimson of Harvard University at James M. Shuart Stadium. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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