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ERAU Men Smack Chowan 20-4 Behind Hines’ 5G/4A; Hagerty’s Hofer 4A

via ERAU press release/website


Hines Nets Five, Eagles Lacrosse Routes Chowan, 20-4

by Michael Black

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team put the pedal to the metal on Wednesday, taking care of Chowan, 20-4, at ERAU Lacrosse Field. The Eagles (3-2) have picked up three consecutive wins with the route, all by more than 5 goals.
For the third time in four games, Isaiah Hines registered a hat trick for the Eagles on the attack, this time connecting on a season-best five goals to go along with four assists for nine points. Marcus Needham also netted three goals, a season-best for the junior. Coleman JacobsChristopher Harper and Mack Sommerkamp all found the back of the net twice, while Pete AbbesLuke BarberDillon McCauley, Tanner Barreth, Henry Reedy and Leo Mileto each added a goal.
In net, Reid Kerr picked up the start and made a handful of saves in the first 30 minutes, but with a 13-3 lead at the half, head coach Jon Jez opted to bring in Carter Groezinger to start the third. Groezinger stopped four shots to just one goal allowed, before Connor Devanney came on with just under three minutes to play. 
Hines and Needham got the ball rolling on Wednesday, netting the game’s first three goals between them. Hines went unassisted, followed by Needham in a solo act, then Christian Hofer found Hines again with 10:24 left in the first for a quick 3-0 lead. 
Chowan tacked on their first goal of the day about a minute later thanks to their leading scorer Eric George. But in a man-down situation, Jacobs carried the attack and made it 4-1, beginning a run of seven straight goals for the Eagles between the first and second periods. Hines completed the hat trick a minute after Coleman’s goal, followed by a nice unassisted goal from Luke Barber at 2:34 in the first.
Harper scored his second of the year to open up the second period, just over a minute in. Then Hines took a run and connected on another. Trey Dring then found McCauley in front of the net to make it 10-1, before Harper’s second made it 11-1 midway through the second frame.
Chowan added a pair of goals late in the second, but Needham’s man-down goal, Abbes’ shot from a Hines assits and another Jacobs goal between the Hawks scores gave ERAU a decisive 13-3 lead at the break.
Needham and Hines went back-to-back again, this time each in a man-up situation. Reedy added his goal next at the 4:37 mark in the third to make it 16-3 after three. Sommerkamp, Mileto and Berreth, all picking up meaningful minutes down the stretch, combined fore the Eagles fourth-quarter tallies, and Groezinger’s four saves to just one goal allowed let the Eagles run away with the 20-4 victory.
Up next, the Eagles will travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Belmont Abbey on Saturday at noon.