Hawks Fall to Cobras in Season Opener

ROME, GA--Shorter took the field for the first time this season at home on Saturday, falling to Coker College, 22-15.

The Cobras jumped out to an early lead scoring eight times in the opening frame. The Hawks got on the board with 1:46 to play in the first quarter to avoid being shut out, as Tyler Kristiansen netted his first goal of the season.

In the second period, Shorter scored six times, while holding Coker to three goals. During the frame, the Hawks received goals from five different players- T. Kristiansen, Tyler Schott, Jack Currier (2), Nathan Lohrengel, and Matt Kristiansen. Shorter trailed 11-7 at the halftime.

M. Kristiansen netted his second goal of the game with 13:21 on the clock to open the third quarter. Through the remainder of the period, however, the Cobras held Shorter scoreless while adding six goals of their own, to take a 17-8 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Seven times the Hawks found the back of the net during the last period, but it wasn't enough as Coker added five goals to seal the win 22-15.

JR Willers played the complete game in goal for Shorter, making 14 saves.

Both, T. Kristiansen and Schott, finished the day with four goals each for the Hawks; while M. Kristiansen tallied three goals, and Currier added two.

Turnovers proved costly for Shorter, as they recorded 27 to Coker's 13. The Cobras also held the advantage on groundballs, 34-15.

Shorter will be back in action Friday, February 14, as St. Leo visits Ben Brady Field for a 7:00 pm start.

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ROME, G.A. Andy Campos had a day for the record books as he tied two individual single-game records in the Cobras' 22-15 defeat of the Shorter University Hawks on Saturday (Feb. 8) in men's lacrosse action.

Campos scored six goals and dished out five assists for 11 points on the day. His 11 points and five assists tied the single-game record for both points and assists in a game. Campos now shares the record with teammate Ryan Maurer who set the record last season in Coker's 16-8 win over Young Harris.

Two other Cobras had big offensive days as Shane Wilson and Mike Martiello registered hat-tricks with five and three goals, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for the Navy and Yellow were Mike Maresca and Timothy Smith, both with two goals and Ryan Maurer, Josh Smith, John Bretton and Patrick Timothee with a goal apiece.

Setting the table for the 22 goals were Martiello (3) and Josh Smith (2), while Timothy Smith had one assist. Wilson and Maresca also tallied an assist apiece for Coker.

The Navy and Yellow jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, which was headed by a hat-trick by Wilson in the first quarter. The Hawks would outscore Coker in the second quarter 6-3 to make the halftime score 11-7 in favor of the Cobras.

After giving up the first goal of the third quarter to make the game 11-8, the Cobras turned up the heat and scored six unanswered goals to open up a commanding 17-8 lead. The Hawks would tally seven goals in the fourth, but the third period run by Coker would prove to be the difference maker as the Cobras added five goals in the fourth to capture a 22-15 victory.

The Cobras will be back in action on Saturday (Feb. 15) when they host Florida Tech. Face off is set for 4:00 p.m.


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