The red hot St. Joseph’s Hawks dominate, 13-5. The St. Joseph’s Hawks ( 6-3, 6-0 NEC) made the trek to Smithfield R.I to challenge the Bryant Bulldogs (5-3, 3-2 NEC).
Austin Kent (2g,1a) gave Bryant an early 1-0 lead but the Hawks were preparing to swoop. Mac McLaughlin (1g) for the Hawks and Isaiah Davis (1g) for the Bulldogs exchanged markers before St. Joe’s offense kicked in. A seven-goal uprising, over three-quarters, signaled the end of this one.
Tucker Brown got the first of his two followed by, Evan Campbell (3g,2a), and Brown closed the first stanza with a 4-2 Hawks lead.
Only two scores registered in the second with neither by Bryant. Matt Tufano (1g,2a) and Cole Peters (1g,1a) had the only two that spun the scoreboard to 6-2.
The onslaught continued with Campbell netting his 5th and Matt Bohmer (2g) pushing it to 8-2. A drought of 32:02 was finally exorcised when Austin Kent nailed his 8th that got it to 8-3. Bohmer countered with his 23rd on the EMO with Levi Anderson getting the helper. Jake Fiske (1g) had an answer but it took all of :27 for Alex Keener (1g) to counter and the third quarter closed with the Hawks large and in charge, 10-4.
Campbell registered his hat trick with Aidan Goeltz (1g) having an answer. Levi Anderson (1g,1a) and player of the game, Zach Cole (1g) closed the scoring with a 13-5 St.Joe’s victory.
Behind the Score
Despite the long scoring drought, the Bulldogs had 43 shots with the Hawks posting 45. Shots on goal reflected a 30-20 advantage for the visitors as did ground balls, 52-26. Turnovers had St. Joe’s with 25 and Bryant with 18. Tucker Almany made 15 saves in victory with Alexander Teagan stopping 17. How good was Zach Cole? Not only did he notch his 3rd goal of the season but went an astounding 20 for 22 from the “X” which included his 400th face-off win. The red hot St. Joseph’s Hawks dominate, 13-5.