NASHUA, N.H. - Rivier jumped out to a 10-2 halftime lead to earn its first its win of 2013 season, an 18-3 non-conference victory over Lyndon.
The Raiders were in control the whole night in which they saw multi-goal nights from six players and were a perfect 8-8 on the power play. Mike Arricale led the Rivier offense with six points off of four goals and two assists. David Bray contributed the Raiders attack with five points including four goals, an assist, and six ground balls. Bray would also win more than 80 percent of his face-offs, a team high.
Rivier was first to strike in the contest with a goal by Bray with 6:45 remaining in the first quarter. An illegal body check by Lyndon State's Matt Doskocil (Rye, N.H) would allow the Raiders a three minute time span in which they would score three goals to take a 4-0 lead at the end of the first. Arricale, Bray, and Kyle Graham would have the extra man goals.
In the second quarter, Rivier would extend their lead off of another man up opportunity Graham less than a minute in. With 10:57 remaining in the half sophomore Ryan Woolaver would score his first of two goals to give Rivier a commanding six-goal lead. Lyndon State would score their first goal of the night on the man up opportunity by Timothy Patten (Springfield, N.H.).
Danny Hooper would score next for the Raiders with eight minutes left in the half and assisted Jeff Kelly less than a minute and a half later. Brian Sawyer (Goffstown, N.H.) would notch Lyndon State's second goal at the 4:56 mark. Rivier closed the first half by scoring two more goals and held a 10-2 lead.
Rivier would add to their lead in the third after Bray hustled for one of his six groundballs and scored on the solo attempt 1:05 into the second half. He would score his final goal of the night on an assist by Robert Auer. Auer would add 2 goals to his stats in the fourth quarter. Rivier closed the game on a 6-0 run in which nine Raiders would earn at least one point.