Baltimore County, Md. -- CCBC Essex pushed its 2019 win streak to three on Sunday with a 31-3 defeat of Brookdale Community College. Despite the victory, the Knights have fallen from third to fourth in the national coaches' poll.
T.J. Ross (Central York) led the Knights with five goals and added two assists. He now has 14 goals and 12 assists this season and ranks fourth in the NJCAA with 26 points.
The Knights (3-0) success this season has been predicated on the faceoff.
Freshman faceoff specialist Kollin Vaught (Central York) has won 61-of-74 (.824) this season, including 19-21 this past weekend against Brookdale.
Starting goalie Travis Pereira (Lasalle Academy) played into the second quarter versus the Jersey Blues before getting the rest of the day off. He stopped the only shot he faced.
Dillon Fahey (Parkville) replaced Pereira for the rest of the game. He faced 11 shots and made eight saves.
Sophomore Collin Stasch (Northeast) enjoyed a six-point day on two goals and four assists. Vaught and Noah Stetcher (Calvert Hall) had a goal and two assists each.
The Knights tonight host College of Southern Maryland. The Hawks (1-2) come in fresh off a 13-11 win over Union County last Friday.
Jordan Sinclair leads the Hawks with nine goals, followed closely by Drew Hyland with seven.
Sinclair has also won 21-25 (.840) faceoff attempts and teammate Jaden De Lima-Davis has been successful on 18-of-23 (.783).
Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m. Fans can watch live on the Knights YouTube home at www.youtube.com/ccbcessexknights.