MSV Eliminated from Skyline Tournament by Kean

Union, N.J. - The College of Mount Saint Vincent Women's Lacrosse team was eliminated from the 2010 Skyline Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at Kean by a score of 18-12. Five Dolphins scored at least a pair of goals in the game with seniors Kelly Martin (Stony Point, N.Y.) and Katie Tucci (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) each scoring three times.

Kean opened the game with the first two markers of the night and six of the first eight to open a 6-2 lead just under eight minutes into the game. Mount Saint Vincent would then respond with seven of the next nine goals to take its only lead of the game at 9-8 with 10:43 remaining in the first half. Jessie Mitchell (Suffern, N.Y.) and Martin each tallied twice over that stretch for the Mount.

After Julia Caro (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) gave the Dolphins the one goal advantage with a man up goal, the Cougars stormed back with four straight goals to close the half and carry a 12-9 advantage into the intermission.

Kean would stifle the Dolphins in the second half on Tuesday, outshooting the Dolphins 22-8 and outscoring them 6-3. Kean used a three goal run in the middle part of the second half to open a 16-10 lead.

Tucci added three groundballs and three draw controls to her three goals and Martin added a draw control. Mitchell finished the night with a pair of goals and an assist to go along with four draw controls.

Khrystina Jackson (West Islip, N.Y.) and Caro each scored twice in the tilt, with Jackson adding three groundballs. Lauren Perla (Holbrook, N.Y.) added a helper and a team-high three caused turnovers and Kim Freaso (Setauket, N.Y.) picked up a team-high six groundballs and added a pair of draw controls.

Senior goalie Jackie Horn (Setauket, N.Y.) made 16 saves on the night for the Dolphins and also picked up five groundballs. Horn stopped 12 shots following halftime on Tuesday. Her counterpart Jules Keeley was also busy in the contest, making 14 saves including nine in the first half.

Kean was paced on the night by Amanda South who scored six goals and now has 12 markers in two games against Mount Saint Vincent in 2010. Lyndsey Cannon added five points on four goals and a helper.

For the game Kean held the advantage in shots 42-28, while groundballs in the tilt were even at 23 each. Kean converted four of its six free-position chances and also won 19 draw controls to 13 for the Mount.

The loss drops Mount Saint Vincent back to the .500 mark at 6-6 overall on the season.

2010-04-28



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