Men’s Lacrosse: Yapor explodes for 4 goals in Hofstra season opener
Updated: March 29, 2012 4:04PM
Hofstra sophomore attackman Lance Yapor has been selected as the GoHofstra.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Feb. 19.
Yapor (Glenbrook South) scored a game-high and career-high four goals and added an assist in Hofstra’s season-opening 11-9 win over the Pioneers of Sacred Heart at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday. The Glenview native scored once in the first half, and after a 5-5 tie at halftime, exploded for three goals and one assist in the final two periods to lead Hofstra to the victory.
The Glenbrook graduate, who prepped at the Salisbury School, in Connecticut, struggled through an injury-shortened 2011 season at Hofstra, playing in just six games. He tallied two goals and three assists in the Pride’s win over Massachusetts last April. His scoring against Sacred Heart topped his UMass effort and equaled his season point total of a year ago.
Yapor and the 14th-ranked Pride (1-0) return to action Saturday, when they travel to 19th-ranked Princeton.