WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Blue Jays freshman Noah Mocksfield (Colchester, Conn.) scored nine goals, a career-high and program-record setting performance, as the University of St. Joseph of Connecticut Blue Jays earned their first-ever win as a program in their second game in program history with a 14-6 victory over the Becker Hawks on Saturday afternoon.
February 29, 2020
The University of St. Joseph Sports Complex
Score: USJ 14 – Becker 6
Records: The Becker College Hawks 0-1 | The University of St. Joseph Blue Jays 1-1
Between the end of the first half and 3:26 into the fourth quarter, Mocksfield scored five straight USJ goals, helping the Blue Jays to pull away from the Hawks throughout the game.
After Hawks sophomore Cameron Sangster (Columbus, Ohio) scored to make it a one-goal deficit early in the second half, Mocksfield netted a man-down goal with 9:52 in the third quarter to give USJ a 7-5 lead.
Mocksfield then scored a pair of man-up goals over the span of 49 seconds early in the fourth quarter, as the Blue Jays began to seize momentum with a 9-5 advantage.
The Blue Jays outscored the Hawks 7-1 in the fourth quarter as USJ picked up their first victory in program history. Mocksfield scored six times in the second half in the 14-6 Blue Jays win.
Mocksfield scored three goals in the first half, helping USJ hold the lead for most of the first half as Mocksfield started the scoring 4:55 into the first quarter to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.
USJ scored on a man-up opportunity later in the quarter that was followed by the Hawks first goal of 2020 by sophomore Chris Bullock (Billerica, Mass.). Blue Jays freshman Evan Baden (Burlington, Conn.) capped the first quarter scoring for a USJ 3-1 lead.
The sides split the second quarter scoring with three goals for each side. Mocksfield scored back-to-back goals over 42 seconds late in the half to give USJ a three-goal advantage, but Hawks senior Jack Schneider (Morrisville, Vt.) finished the scoring in the half, sending the Hawks into halftime trailing 6-4.
FOR THE HAWKS
- Six different Hawks each scored one goal for Becker on the day. Sangster had two assists to go with his second half goal.
- Junior Ryan Clifford (Coventry, R.I.) finished with a game- and career-high seven ground balls.
- Senior Trey McMillen (Grapevine, Texas) made 20 saves, second-most in a game in his career, falling to 0-1 with the loss.
FOR THE BLUE JAYS
- Mocksfield added two assists with his nine goals, making him responsible for 11 of the Blue Jays 14 goals.
- Baden had three goals and four assists on the afternoon. All four assists for Baden were on Mocksfield goals.
- Freshman Trey McCann (Simsbury, Conn.) made seven saves to pick up his first career victory.
The Hawks return Wednesday for their home opener of the season, a 4:00 p.m. match against Maine Maritime Academy at Alumni Field. The Blue Jays take a week off before traveling to Dean next Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. faceoff.