Cololrado College Dominates Dallas in SCAC Opener

IRVING, Texas Colorado College kicked off its 2013 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a decisive 23-1 victory over the University of Dallas on Friday afternoon at Crusader Field.

CC tied its season high with 23 goals and the one marker allowed was the fewest in a game since a 28-0 blanking of Oglethorpe University on April 8, 2011.

Seventeen Tigers struck for at least one goal, with freshman attacker Chris Lee pacing the team with three. Sophomore midfielder Nick Ahrens, who had had a pair of tallies and three assists, and freshman attackman Evan Meister, who scored once and set up four others, finished with five points apiece.

Four freshmen - long-stick midfielders Sumner Crosby and John Tocchio, midfielder Ian Pelto and attacker Jacob Rockwell all recorded their first collegiate goal.

Junior attackman Tyler Allen scored twice during the first quarter to help Colorado College take a 5-0 lead.

Junior attacker Tony Lemos put the Crusaders on the board after taking a pass from sophomore midfielder Cody Wooten with 3:28 remaining in the frame, but that was the only shot that would get through a trio of Tiger goaltenders.

Freshman Chase Murphy made just one save during the first half, while freshman Chris Maves and sophomore Jack Roos did not face a shot in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

The CC defense was led by freshman midfielder Matthew Hess, who won all 10 of his faceoffs and grabbed a game-high nine ground balls. Sophomore midfielders Brooks Pinnick and Sayre Thomas caused three turnovers apiece.

Colorado College launched 80 shots, compared to just four for UD. The Tigers also had a 76-18 advantage in ground balls and won 24 of 28 faceoffs.

First-year goalkeeper Ryan Murphy finished with 29 saves and five ground balls for the Crusaders.

CC improved to 7-4 on the season and 21-0 all-time in regular-season conference games.

Colorado College travels to Georgetown, Texas, for a back-to-back SCAC games on Sunday. The Tigers face host Southwestern University at 11:30 a.m., and then Centenary College at 2:30 p.m.


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