Nazareth Dominates in Empire 8 Match at Hartwick

Nazareth had nine different goal scorers with freshman Troy Haefele scoring four times and freshman Luke Wooters contributing three goals and two assists. Junior Collin Clark# contributed two goals and three assists, while juniors Chris Aycock and Chris Peterson and sophomore Kyle Fanning each scored twice. Trevar Haefele, Will Fallo and Chris Benza also scored, the latter being the first of his career.

Sophomore faceoff specialist Drew Simoneau won 23 of 29 draws and scooped up a school-record 19 ground balls as Nazareth controlled the time of possession. Freshman goalie Scott Brown had 10 saves.

Nazareth scored just eight seconds into the game as Troy Haefele converted a quick pass from his brother Trevar, who added a goal three minutes later. Nazareth expanded its lead to 7-3 by halftime and 11-6 after three quarters.

Two more flurries followed in the fourth quarter. First the Golden Flyers scored three times in a 25-second stretch with Wooters scoring twice and Collin Clark getting the other goal. Later on Nazareth scored four times in a 2:13 stretch with goals from Fanning, Aycock, Clark and Benza.

Wooters' three goals upped his team-leading total to 33 to go with 13 assists and 46 points. Troy Haefele has 26 goals and 36 points. Simoneau's 19 ground balls boosted his season total to 128 as he closes in on the Nazareth single-season record of 141 set by Terry Goetz in 1995.

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