Mount Saint Vincent Takes Skyline Win from Ramapo

New York, N.Y. Sophomore attack Julia Caro (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) scored with 41 seconds left in regulation to break a 9-9 tie and send the College of Mount Saint Vincent to an important 10-9 Skyline Conference victory over Ramapo on Saturday night. Jessie Mitchell (Suffern, N.Y.) and Kelly Martin (Stony Point, N.Y.) each scored three times in the game to lead the Mount.

The Dolphins opened the game with four straight goals in the first half and carried an 8-4 advantage into halftime on Saturday. Martin and Mitchell both scored all three of their goals in the opening 30 minutes.

Ramapo would tighten its defense in the second half and allowed just a pair of Mount Saint Vincent tallies after halftime. Amanda Barretta had a big second half for the Roadrunners, scoring three straight goals in the second, including the equalizer to knot the score at 9-9 with a 1:34 left in regulation.

After Ramapo won the ensuing draw control, Katie Tucci (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) forced a turnover and fed the ball to Caro. She took the ball and went to the cage to pick up the all important game winner for the Dolphins. Ramapo had one more look at the cage in the final seconds, but a shot sailed wide to end the threat.

Lauren Perla (Holbrook, N.Y.) was the third Dolphin to score at least two goals with her pair of markers on the night. She also picked up two groundballs and won a draw control. Mitchell added four groundballs and four draw controls to her three markers and Martin added three draw controls and a pair of groundballs. Tucci finished the game with a team-high six groundballs.

Senior goalkeeper Jackie Horn (Setauket, N.Y.) played a strong game in the cage for the Dolphins finishing the night with 11 saves, including six in the second half. She also picked up five groundballs for the Dolphins.

Ramapo was led by Barretta who found the back of the cage four times and added a pair of groundballs. Jenna Pfarr and Jessica Long each scored twice for the Roadrunners.

For the game Mount Saint Vincent was outshot 27-22, but held the edge in groundballs 33-27. The Dolphins also had a 13-8 advantage in draw controls for the game.

Following the game the Mount recognized the five seniors that will graduate in 2010 in its annual senior day ceremony. Martin, Tucci, Horn, Kim Freaso (Setauket, N.Y.) and Karen Laurent (East Elmhurst, N.Y.) were all recognized for their hard work and dedication to the program over the course of the past four seasons.

The win evens out Mount Saint Vincent's overall record at 4-4 and the win pushes its league record to 4-2. The Dolphins will be back in action again on Monday when they host Saint Elizabeth. The non-conference game at Columbia University's Baker Field Complex will get underway at 6:00 p.m.


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