Lebanon Valley Wins Opener Over Mount St. Mary

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Freshman Malik Pedroso scored four goals and the Lebanon Valley defense shut down Mount Saint Mary, and the Dutchmen won their season opener, 15-1, at Arnold Field on Saturday.

LVC (1-0) had 10 different goal scorers, including two from freshman longpole defender Ryan Lanigan and three assists with a goal by freshman Alex Beard.

Freshmen Bryan Lockward, Mike Moll, and Connor Effinger combined for six saves and just one goal allowed as the LVC defense caused 18 turnovers and disrupted 12 of MSMC's 26 clear chances.

LVC started tentatively with first-quarter goals by Andrew Dennison and Pedroso, but blew the game open with seven second-quarter goals. Matt Roupe and Beard scored early on, and the Dutchmen then scored five in the final 3:40 of the quarter. Pedroso scored man-up to start followed by an unassisted CJ Adams goal, and Lanigan scored with 1:44 left. Pedroso then took Lanigan's feed to notch his third goal with 25 seconds left, and Lanigan added his second just 15 seconds later off the face-off.

Three more goals - by Scott Travers, Jordan Mayr, and Pedroso - followed in the third quarter before MSMC's Andrew Pullen spoiled the shutout with a goal to start the fourth quarter.

Sean Foley, Scott Sutton, and Leonard finished the fourth quarter with scores.

LVC converted its only extra-man opportunity while killing off all eight of their penalties. Lockward got the win with two saves in a half of scoreless goalkeeping; Moll made three stops and Effinger one. Shawn Cobstill made 19 saves in the loss for the Knights (1-3). Lanigan added five caused turnovers and seven ground balls to his two goals and an assist to lead the defense.

Lebanon Valley hits the road to visit Centenary on March 9.


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