Hawks swoop on Wagner, 17-5. The St. Joseph’s Hawks put their win on the board in a convincing fashion, 17-5. Led by Ryan Doran with seven points and the “under the radar” face-off whiz, Zach Cole (15 of 21 76.2% with 14 ground balls) the Hawks dominated every aspect of this one.
Wagner (0-3) held their only lead with a John Kilcommons (1g) set up by Tyler Lawton (2a) before the Hawks swooped and took control. Doran (5g,2a), Matt Bohmer (4g), and another from Doran pushed the Hawks to a 3-1 edge. Lawton fed Phillip Buque (2g) to cut it to 3-2 and, with that, St.Joes put Wagner in the rearview window.
Doran assisted on a Cole Peters (1g, a) tally before Matt Bohmer and Sean Voelker (1g) closed the first stanza with the visitors in the driver’s seat, 6-2. St. Joe’s notched the only two second-quarter goals courtesy of Doran and Boehmer and found themselves with an 8-2 edge. Levi Anderson (1g) and Doran pushed it to 10-2 and finally, after 19:30 of scoreless time, Wagner cut it to 10-3 when Nick Martini (1 g) dented the twine.
Doran closed the third at 11-3 and fifteen minutes remained until the Hawks would secure the first victory of 2021. Alex Keener (1g) and Justin White (1g) for Wagner,exchanged markers. At that point, the Hawks sailed with Bohmer, Mac McLaughlin (2g), Shayne Fable (1g,1a), McLaughlin and Timmy Phillips (1g) busted down the doors to make it 17-4.
Phillip Buque added one to close it at 17-5. Shots went 52-27 for the Hawks while the shots on goal were 38-13 St. Joe’s. The Hawks owned the ground balls, 50-28. Hawks swoop on Wagner.