Chris Selva makes 14 saves as Hofstra beats Delaware, 10-5, in CAA opener

Hofstra goalkeeper Chris Selva makes a save against Hofstra goalkeeper Chris Selva makes a save against Sacred Heart in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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The No. 10 Hofstra men's lacrosse team earned its fourth straight win Saturday, using tough defense to shut down conference-rival Delaware in a 10-5 road victory in the CAA opener.

Sophomore Chris Selva tallied a career-high 14 saves for the Pride (5-1, 1-0) to lead a defense that held the Blue Hens (2-6, 0-1) scoreless through the second and third quarters. Defensemen Mark Mullen, Cody Solaja and Michael Hamilton played exceptionally well as Hofstra's defense held Delaware's top three scorers without a point.

It's the third time in the past four games that Hofstra has held its opponent to five goals or less.

Senior Adrian Sorichetti led the offense with a season-high four goals and added an assist. Freshman Brian von Bargen and sophomore Mike Malave added two goals apiece and freshman Sam Llinares had a goal and an assist.

After Ian Robertson gave Delaware an early 2-1 lead, Sorichetti answered with a man-up goal followed by a goal from von Bargen that put the Pride in front for good.