Hendrickson Nets Four as No. 20 Hofstra Squeaks by Siena

Hempstead, NY Red-shirt sophomore Korey Hendrickson scored four goals including the game-winner with 1:05 to play in regulation to give the 20th-ranked Hofstra Pride a 7-6 victory over the Siena Saints in a non-conference game at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday night.

Hofstra, which won its third consecutive contest, improves to 7-3 on the season. Siena, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped, slips to 6-4 on the year.

Hendrickson, a native of Farmingdale, NY, tallied the final two goals of the contest in the last 7:36. His third goal of the game, in traffic, tied the game at 6-all while his fourth of the contest and 11th of the year, off a pass from sophomore Sam Llinares while on the man-up, gave the Pride the victory with 65 seconds to play. Junior Mike Malave added two goals while senior Drew Coholan and Llinares each tallied two assists. Freshman Nick Altmann recorded his first collegiate goal in the third quarter. Junior goalie Chris Selva was outstanding between the pipes, recording 13 saves including eight in the second period.

Siena was led by juniors Conor Prunty and Nate Barry each with two goals while classmate Richie Hurley added a goal and three assists. Barry scored the final two goals for the Saints and gave Siena a 6-5 advantage. Sophomore goalie Tommy Cordts recorded 15 saves in the Saints' cage including 10 in the second half.

In a contest that featured six tied scores, a spirited first 30 minutes ended in a 3-3 tie at halftime. Siena got on the board first on a goal by Conor Prunty just 1:20 into the contest. But the Pride responded with goals by Hendrickson and Malave just 42 seconds apart to take a 2-1 lead with 11:18 to play in the first quarter. Malave's goal was his 10th of the season and was an extra-man goal.

Siena came back with consecutive goals in the first 4:29 of the second quarter as Hurley notched his 19th of the year at the 11:17 mark before Barlow scored off a great pass to the crease by Hurley just 46 seconds later for a 3-2 Saints lead. But Hendrickson tallied his second of the contest from 12 yards out with 3:53 to play in the half to knot the game at 3-all for the Pride.

Hofstra busted out for two goals in the third quarter as freshman Nick Altmann scored his first collegiate goal off a pass out front by senior Lance Yapor with 6:00 to play in the period for a 4-3 advantage. But Conor Prunty tied the game at 4-all, picking up a loose ball and beating Selva with a bullet with 4:11 to play in the third. But Malave gave Hofstra a 5-4 lead just 33 seconds later with his second of the game.

The Saints regained the lead in the fourth on consecutive goals by Nate Barry, both assisted by Hurley, to take a 6-5 advantage with 8:55 to play. But, once again, Hendrickson came to the rescue with his third of the game just 1:19 later to tie the contest at 6-6.

On the game-winning goal, Hendrickson took a pass from Llinares on the right side and fired a high bullet into the far corner past Cordts. Siena outshot the Pride, 38-31 and picked up 34 ground balls to Hofstra's 31. But 18 turnovers by the Saints, including seven in the fourth quarter, may have been Siena's undoing.

Hofstra will host Marist College on Tuesday, April 8 at James M. Shuart Stadium. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

2014-04-06



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