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Men’s Lacrosse Notebook – March 31

Mar 31, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

Mike Malave Hofstra
Mike Malave • Hofstra University
Senior | Midfielder | Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River

Senior midfielder Mike Malave recorded his third hat trick of the season on Saturday at Delaware by posting four goals in the Pride’s 9-5 victory over the Blue Hens. Malave scored twice in the second quarter to cap a four-goal Hofstra run that gave the Pride a 4-1 lead. He later completed the hat trick before halftime and notched his fourth goal of the contest in the fourth quarter. Malave now has 25 goals and three assists on the season and has recorded at least one goal in 16 consecutive games.

CAA Men’s Lacrosse Week in Review

Fairfield 7, Drexel 4: The Stags won its CAA opener by topping defending league champion Drexel by a margin of 7-4. Drew Federico, TJ Neubauer, and Tristan Sperry each totaled three points for the Stags. Tyler Behring won his third career start in the cage, tying a career-best with 16 saves while Jimmy Joe Granito has seven saves for the Dragons. For Drexel, Ryan Belka had two goals while Chris Federick doled out a pair of assists. The Dragons, who were coming off a 9-5 win at Binghamton, outshot the Stags, 35-23, held the edge in ground balls (27-26), and won 10 of 15 faceoffs.

Hofstra 9, Delaware 5: Senior Mike Malave scored three of his game-high four goals in the Pride’s six-goal first half and sophomore Kris Clarke won 15 of 17 faceoffs to lead Hofstra to a 9-5 win over Delaware. Delaware was led by senior Brian Kormondy’s three goals. In goal, Hofstra’s Chris Selva made seven saves while the Blue Hens split the duties in goal as junior Conor Peaks played the first half and made eight saves while senior Brett Anton played the second half and stopped six shots.

UMass 3, No. 18 Towson 6: Goalie Tyler White tied a season-high with 14 saves while the Towson defense clamped down on UMass in the 6-3 win. The Tigers are 11-3 all-time in CAA openers. Towson got four of its goals from the midfield as Mike Lynch had a pair while Spencer Parks had a three-point day with a goal and an assist. For the Minutemen got two goals from Grant Whiteway and one from Nick Mariano.

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