Fallo, Hadley Lead Golden Flyers by Hawks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Junior attackman Will Fallo had a career-best seven points on five goals and two assists and sophomore Clark Hadley won 17 of 24 faceoffs for host Nazareth Friday, as the Golden Flyers defeated Roger Williams in a non-conference game, 17-9.

The game was played at Nazareth as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Flower City Cup. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The victory was the third straight for the Golden Flyers, who improved to 4-2 overall. Roger Williams, coached by former Nazareth standout Marty Kelly, suffered its first defeat of the season and is now 2-1 overall.

With several Nazareth players sidelined with injuries, including first-line midfielders Chris Aycock and Brian Wright, Fallo gained his first start of the season at attack and responded with a career day. Four of his goals came in the first quarter as the Golden Flyers were building a 6-4 advantage. He scored again in the second quarter as Nazareth expanded its lead to 10-5 by halftime.

Hadley, meanwhile, had taken just one faceoff all season and was filling in for the injured Drew Simoneau, who has won better than 64 percent of the draws he's taken in 2013. In addition to winning 17 faceoffs, Hadley had seven ground balls.

Freshman Troy Haefele also had a productive offensive game, scoring four times and adding an assist. Junior Trevar Haefele added two goals and three assists and freshman midfielder Jason Boike also had two goals and one assist.

Sophomore midfielder Charlie Mayne added his first goal of the season, while freshman middie Danny Conlin scored his first career goal. Junior Collin Clark and freshman Luke Wooters also scored goals.

The Hawks scored three of the game's first four goals to take a 3-1 lead before Nazareth responded with five straight goals to take the lead for good at 6-3. Roger Williams' Drew Beck scored with :21 left in the first quarter and added the first goal of the second quarter to draw the Hawks back to within 6-5.

Nazareth used another five-goal flurry to take control for good. Clark started the string with a man-up goal off an assist from Fallo. Fallo scored his fifth goal of the game a minute later, then Troy Haefele scored two goals in a 40-second span to make it 10-5 at halftime.

Nazareth opened the second half with a man-up goal by Boike to stretch the lead to 11-5.

The Hawks stayed competitive, getting three straight goals to close within 11-8, but Nazareth countered with goals by Mayne and Wooters and two more by Troy Haefele to extend the lead to 15-8. Boike and Conlin also scored for Nazareth in the fourth quarter.

Nazareth had advantages in shots (49-29), ground balls (43-32) and faceoffs (17-12). The Golden Flyers also were successful on 19 of 20 clears and converted four of five man-up chances. Senior Tim Doyle played all 60 minutes in goal and made 10 saves.

Nazareth plays again Sunday at 12:00 p.m. against 14th-ranked Western New England.

2013-03-15



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