Salem, Mass. – Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, N.Y. ) and John Foristall (Danbury, Conn.) each scored five goals and added two assists as Western Connecticut stung Salem state 19-1 on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The Colonials improve to 4-6, and 1-2 in the Little East while the Vikings go to 2-8 and 0-3 in conference.
Caldwell netted the first of five unanswered goals for Western Connecticut as the Colonials raced out to an early 5-1 lead. Robert Swensen (Danbury, Conn.), Christian Sparacino (Manorville, N.Y.), Sean Tynan (Somers, Conn.) and Foristall all scored a goal during the run.
Max Trifone (Saugus, Mass.) broke the string, as he scored on an assist from Michael Trifone (Saugus, Mass.) for Salem State. However, Western Connecticut closed the half on a 6-0 run to build n 11-1 halftime lead. Foristall had three goals in that span while Caldwell had a pair and Cullen Roberts (Somers, Conn.) one.
The Colonials potted four goals apiece in the third and fourth periods to cruise to the 18-point victory.
"It was a great to build off of our last game. Our defense played great. Once again, Ryan Yursha held down the faceoff x. It was nice to play the entire team and have everyone contribute," said WestConn head coach Ryan Cavanagh after the victory.
Dylan Nyborg (Bethel, Conn.), Caldwell – two goals and Foristall all had third period scores. Matthew Paternostro (Stratford, Conn.), Jack Hamel (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) - two goals, Johnnie Ward (Mahopac, N.Y.) all scored for Western Connecticut in the fourth.
Patrick Tynan (Somers, Conn.) picked up the win in goal for the Colonials as he stopped seven shots. Zach Craybas (Bethel, Conn.) made five saves in relief. Kevin Lally (Beverly, Mass.) corralled seven saves, before giving way to Chris Schaub (Brewster, N.Y.), who made three saves in the fourth.
Ryan Yursha (Middleton, Del.) won 14-of-17 face offs for the visitors, which outshot the Vikings 44-19.
Salem State goes to Southern Maine on Wednesday for a 6:00 PM start. Western Connecticut is at Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday with a 4:00 PM start time.