Orange Retain Kraus-Simmons Trophy in Blowout Fashion
With hardware on the line and the bleachers full at Boswell Field, Hobart made it evident early that they were not to be intimidated by the 11th ranked team in the country. That was until Syracuse went on a 12-0 run to cap off a 17-5 blowout of the Hobart Statesmen, in the 105th meeting between the two schools.
Hobart opened the contest with a relentless attack giving Cuse all they could handle. It appeared that the Orange were going to have their hands full when Syracuse native, Derrek Madonna, put Hobart up 2-1 halfway through the first quarter.
Goaltender Drake Porter (16 saves), who was pulled during Sunday’s loss to Notre Dame, held his ground while the Orange weathered the storm. Before the end of the first half Syracuse delivered a gut punch of their own, taking a two goal lead courtesy of goals from Rehfuss and Lipka.
From there, the rout was on and the Orange never looked back potting 12 straight goals, 10 coming in the second half alone. In what was a tale of two halves, the home crowd of 2,157 watched in dismay as the Orange played party crashers.
Redshirt junior, Stephen Rehfuss, lead the way in the keeping of the Kraus-Simmons Trophy, with 5 points (2-3-5). Nate Solomon tagged along notching 3 helpers (1-3-4), while Bradley Voigt had there goals of his own (3-0-0).
The Cuse will have a week to celebrate their 6th straight win vs. the Statesmen, before they take on Cornell at home next Tuesday for Senior Day.