April 3, 2011
FLC Storms Past Western’s Mountaineers
Game day dawned as a typical spring day in the Rocky Mountains with stormy winds, some sun, some rain, and some snow – while the day before was almost like summer. With an improved program this year, Western tallied the first goal less than 1 minute into the game. Attackman Kevin Harkey roared right back with the Hawk’s first goal off a faceoff win by Josh deGuzman. For the rest of the first quarter, both teams had a difficult time getting into an offensive rhythm and the quarter ended at 1 apiece.
On the first possession of the second quarter, catching a great feed from Josh deGuzman, middie Drew Larson ripped the net for his first of 3 goals. Minutes later Larson fired from the outside, beating the Mountaineer goalie for FLC’s second score of the quarter. Dodging through the middle Kevin Harkey got his second goal off a nice feed from Aaron Blue. Drew Larson ripped another outside shot to tally his third goal of the quarter. With the clock winding down, the scrappy Western team was able to cause a Fort turnover and ran the ball down to score with just 1 second remaining in the second.
With the weather deteriorating, the second half saw both teams trying to run and gun on offense, with numerous turnovers. The faceoff team of Josh deGuzman, John Pekarske, and Drew Larson gave the Hawk’s numerous possessions throughout the game scooping up a combined 20 ground balls. The FLC Hawks were able stretched their lead to 5 with 2 goals from Kevin Harkey and a goal from freshman attackman Andrew Allsup and just 1 goal from western.
With a comfortable lead going into the fourth quarter, all of the Hawks players saw plenty of field time. Western was able to find the Hawk’s goal twice, and Harkey netted his fourth goal of the game for a 10-6 Skyhawk win.
The Hawks travel to Utah next weekend to play powerhouse Westminster University on Saturday.