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From left: Hofstra attacker Torin Varn celebrates his (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

From left: Hofstra attacker Torin Varn celebrates his goal against Sacred Heart with attacker Sam Llinares and midfielder Mike Malave in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra 14, Sacred Heart 9

Hofstra defeated Sacred Heart, 14-9, in the Pride's season opener on Saturday.

Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares and Sacred Heart midfielder
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Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares and Sacred Heart midfielder Tim Caton battle for possession in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra midfielder Anthony Zappone moves to check Sacred
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Hofstra midfielder Anthony Zappone moves to check Sacred Heart attack/midfielder Matt King in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares drives around his defender
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Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares drives around his defender to score on Sacred Heart goalkeeper Alec Dvoretsky in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn scored 5 goals in
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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn scored 5 goals in his team's 14-9 win over Sacred Heart in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra goalkeeper Chris Selva makes a save against
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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)

Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney yells from the
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Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney yells from the sideline during action against Sacred Heart in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares is defended by Sacred
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Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares is defended by Sacred Heart defender Jared Carrier in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra long-pole midfielder Ryan Rielly reacts after he
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Hofstra long-pole midfielder Ryan Rielly reacts after he scores against Sacred Heart in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Hofstra midfielder John Antoniades shoots guarded by Sacred
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Hofstra midfielder John Antoniades shoots guarded by Sacred Heart defender Jared Carrier in the second half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares evades Sacred Heart defender
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Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares evades Sacred Heart defender Pat Fletcher in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra goalkeeper Chris Selva makes a save against
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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)

Hofstra midfielder Drew Coholan passes the ball against
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Hofstra midfielder Drew Coholan passes the ball against Sacred Heart in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra midfielder Steve Romano controls the ball ahead
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Hofstra midfielder Steve Romano controls the ball ahead of Sacred Heart's Mike Mawdsley in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn is guarded by Sacred
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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn is guarded by Sacred Heart defender Dylan Morrisey in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Sacred Heart head coach Tom Mariano reacts during
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Sacred Heart head coach Tom Mariano reacts during action against Hofstra in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney walks the sideline
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Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney walks the sideline before the start against Sacred Heart in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

From left: Hofstra attacker Torin Varn celebrates his
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

From left: Hofstra attacker Torin Varn celebrates his goal against Sacred Heart with attacker Sam Llinares and midfielder Mike Malave in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares scores on Sacred Heart
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Hofstra attacker Sam Llinares scores on Sacred Heart goalkeeper Alec Dvoretsky in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn follows through on his
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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn follows through on his shot for his second goal against Sacred Heart in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Torin Varn controls the ball against
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Hofstra attacker Torin Varn controls the ball against Sacred Heart in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra midfielder Adrian Sorichetti is defended by Sacred
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Hofstra midfielder Adrian Sorichetti is defended by Sacred Heart midfielder Tim Caton in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney reacts to action
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Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney reacts to action against Sacred Heart in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney walks the sidelines
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Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney walks the sidelines during the first half against Sacred Heart in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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Hofstra midfielder Adrian Sorichetti watches his shot score
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Hofstra midfielder Adrian Sorichetti watches his shot score while defended by Sacred Heart midfielder Eric Crepinsek in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney makes a call
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Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney makes a call in the first half against Sacred Heart in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Torin Varn scored five goals against
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hofstra attacker Torin Varn scored five goals against Sacred Heart in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

Hofstra attacker Lance Yapor reacts after he scores
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Hofstra attacker Lance Yapor reacts after he scores against Sacred Heart in the first half of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium. (Feb. 16, 2013)

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