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Hofstra's Sam Llinares gets second 50-point season in a row

Hofstra University's Sam Llinares carries behind the net

Hofstra University's Sam Llinares carries behind the net during a rain-filled NCAA Division I men's lacrosse game against Providence College at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Credit: James Escher

Sam Llinares had a goal and two assists, becoming the first Hofstra men's lacrosse player to record consecutive 50-point seasons in more than a decade, but the Pride fell to No. 10 Cornell, 14-5, at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca.

It was Hofstra's third straight loss.

Mike Malave and Zachary Franco each had a goal and an assist for Hofstra (4-8).

Dan Lintner had five goals and John Edmonds added two goals and three assists for Cornell (9-3), which outshot Hofstra 42-16.

Llinares, a Hauppauge High School graduate, scored just 3:43 into the game for his 28th goal and 50th point of the season.

He had 53 points as a sophomore last season.

The last player to have back-to-back 50-point seasons for the Pride was Tom Kessler in 2000 and 2001, according to Hofstra.

Freshman goalie Jack Concannon of St. Anthony's made eight saves in his collegiate debut.


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