Hartford Hawks (3-3) at Sacred Heart Pioneers (1-4)
Face-Off For A Cause - Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project
March 15, 1 PM - Campus Field - Fairfield, Conn.
SETTING THE SCENE: Sacred Heart hosts Hartford for Face-Off For A Cause this Saturday at Campus Field. The Pioneers will be supporting the Wounded Warrior Project that afternoon, raising awareness and funds for the organization.
ALL-TIME VS. HARTFORD: Sacred Heart leads the all-time series 8-7. Hartford won last season's meeting 10-7 at Al-Marzook Field. The Hawks scored three straight goals in the third quarter to break a 6-6 tie. Sacred Heart's seven goals were scored by seven different players. The Pioneers' last four wins in the series have all been by one goal.
LAST TIME OUT: Sacred Heart came back from three goals down in the third quarter to take a 13-12 lead with 8:18 to play at Stony Brook Tuesday night, but couldn't hold the lead as the Seawolves came back to win 14-13. Alex Miller had a team-high five points on a goal and four assists. Alex Dodge and Brian Masi each had three goals. Mike Mawdsley and Cody Marquis each had a goal and an assist. Sacred Heart outshot Stony Brook 39-33, including a 23-12 edge in the second half. Stony Brook won the groundball battle 34-32 and won 17 of 30 faceoffs.
MAWDSLEY AND MARQUIS ECLIPSE 100 CAREER POINTS: Senior attackmen Mike Mawdsley and Cody Marquis each reached their 100th career points last Saturday against Providence. Mawdsley entered the game with 99 career points and scored four goals. Marquis had 95 career points prior to the game against the Friars, and tied a career high with eight points (3G, 5A) to put himself over the century mark.
GET THE BALL TO ALEX: Midfielders Alex Miller and Alex Dodge each lead Sacred Heart with eight goals, surpassing their respective totals a year ago. Dodge had five goals in 2013 with Miller scoring four. Miller has 13 points this season, four behind his total a season ago, with two or more points in each of the last four games. Dodge had his second four-point game of the season Tuesday night at Stony Brook.
CAUSING TURNOVERS: Sacred Heart is sixth in the nation in caused turnovers, forcing 10 per game. Three Pioneers are among the top-40 in the nation in caused turnovers, led by freshman long-stick midfielder Ryan O'Donoghue who is 13th in the country with 2.25 per game. Andrew Newbold is 15th nationally with two caused turnovers per game, and Chase Godfrey is 32nd with 1.75 per game.