Mount Saint Vincent Downs Wells for Second Straight Win

Aurora, N.Y. College of Mount Saint Vincent freshman Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with six assists and seven points as the Dolphins edged Wells on Sunday afternoon 11-8. Four Mount Saint Vincent players finished with multiple points in the contest with three players posting two goals.

The Dolphins jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after one quarter on Sunday. After the score was knotted at a goal a piece Cavan Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) netted two straight goals and Frederick found the back of the cage to send the Dolphins to the early edge after 15 minutes of play.

Wells would respond with a strong defensive frame in the second quarter in which it outscored the Mount 5-0 to take a 6-4 lead into the intermission. Dan Hunt scored twice in the period for the Express.

The Dolphins would regroup in the second half and tighten its defense to allow just two more Wells goals the rest of the afternoon. After the two teams traded tallies to open the third quarter, the Dolphins ran off five straight goals and six of the final seven of the game to pick up their second road win of the season.

Frederick paced the Dolphins with his seven points and is now the team leader in helpers on the season with 15. Dan Cohen (Ardsley, N.Y.) and Ahmed Ajao (Brooklyn, N.Y.) continued their strong rookie campaigns for the Mount with a pair of goals each, with Cohen also adding a pair of assists in the contest. Ajao picked up 10 groundballs in the tilt, while Derek Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) led the Dolphins in that category with 11.

Senior captain Mike Nuzzi (Westbury, N.Y.) earned the win in goal for the Dolphins after making 10 saves on the afternoon. Fellow captain Chris Guastamacchia (Goshen, N.Y.) won 14 of the 22 face-offs taken in the contest for the Dolphins.

The Express was paced by Kylan Hallett who totaled four points on three goals and an assists, while net minder Kyle Brimm made 18 saves, including seven in the second period.

The Dolphins held a sizeable advantage in shots for the game, outshooting Wells 60-25. The Mount also picked up 61 groundballs to 31 for Wells. The Dolphins converted one of their five extra man opportunities, with the Express going 3 for 6 on the day.

The win moves Mount Saint Vincent back above .500 on the season at 4-3 overall. The Dolphins will return to action again on Wednesday when they travel to Mitchell. Opening face-off is set for 3:30 p.m.

2010-03-21



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