Pfeiffer Picks up Third Straight Win, Dominates Lees-McRae

BOONE, N.C. -- Lees-McRae fell victim to an 11-goal first period attack from No. 11 Pfeiffer while dropping its Conference Carolinas opener, 25-2, Sunday afternoon at Watauga High School in Boone, N.C.

The Falcons (3-0, 1-0 CC) controlled the tempo early while registering 31 shots in the first half and winning 25 of the 30 face offs. The Bobcats (0-3, 0-1) defense caused 18 turnovers while being successful on 15 of 16 clear attempts.

Pfeiffer's Tucker Hammock notched two of his game-high six goals in the first 58 seconds while Elliot Gilbert chipped in with a pair to give PU a 7-0 lead.

The Falcons' Steven Tilmon ripped of a three-goal scoring spree before another pair of Hammock goals pushed the lead to 18, 18-0.

LMC's Schuylor Dickerson (Crozet, Va.) put LMC on the board in the waning seconds of the second period when he scorched a shot past Joe Capstaff, 19-1.

Dickerson notched another goal with 1:28 remaining in the third period after receiving a pass from Louis Parks (Mays Landing, N.J.).

The Falcons tallied four unanswered goals in the fourth to cap off the scoring.

PU's Cole Paciejewski scooped a team-high six groundballs while Khalid Stukes won 13 face offs.

LMC junior Dalton Lamb (Clemmons, N.C.) led the team with five shots, including four on goal while Dominick Hamilton (Beech Mountain, N.C.) claimed three face off wins. Freshman Mike Gregory (Greensboro, N.C.) collected eight saves.

The Bobcats return to action Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a trip to battle Wingate in Wingate, N.C.

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BOONE, N.C. - For the first time in almost two years, Pfeiffer scored 25 goals in a game en route to an all-out domination of Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae.

The last time the Falcons had at least 25 goals in a game was on March 5, 2012 when they defeated Ohio Valley by a score of 26-2. The win is Pfeiffer's first conference victory of the young season, improving their record to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Lees-McRae falls to 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in the conference with the loss. Pfeiffer has now outscored their opponents 58-22 this season.

The Falcons surely benefitted from a stellar offensive effort by redshirt-junior Tucker Hammock and senior Steven Tilmon who each notched hat tricks for the match. Hammock led all players with six goals in the contest bringing his season total to a team-leading 12. Hammock also tallied three assists, while Tilmon got in on the action with three goals of his own. Defensively, junior goalkeeper Joe Capstaff picked up the win for the Falcons, tallying three saves in the match-up.

Pfeiffer set the tone early, picking up their first three tallies in the first minute of play. Redshirt-junior Mike Triolo had the Falcons' first goal of the game when he found himself wide open in front of the Lees-McRae net only 27 seconds into the contest. Just 12 seconds later Hammock picked up his first goal off an assist from sophomore Khalid Stukes.

Hammock had his next one just 19 seconds after the first, putting the Falcons up 3-0 off an assist from senior James Shepherd. Shepherd finished with three assists on the day and added two goals to Pfeiffer's largest margin of victory since the last time they played Lees-McRae. The last time the two squads met, on February 6, 2013, the Falcons defeated Lees-McRae 24-0. Pfeiffer dominated the entire game, leading 19-1 at the midway point, allowing only one goal in the second period and one goal in the third.

The Falcons return to action on March 1st when they travel to Erie, P.A. to take on Mercyhurst in a 1:00 p.m. start.

2014-02-23



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