Six-Goal Q4 Sends Mount Saint Vincent Past Wells

Yonkers, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent picked up its second straight win and evened its record with a 15-10 triumph over visiting Wells on Saturday afternoon. Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.) continued his strong play with a game-high six goals, matching the program's single game record, as he led seven different goal scorers for the Dolphins.

After Wells scored to open the game, Mount Saint Vincent netted the next two goals to pull in front with an early 2-1 advantage after tallies from Shea and Bryan Stein (Larchmont, N.Y.). Although the Dolphins only trailed briefly in the contest, they could not get any separation on the Express in the first 30 minutes.

Mount Saint Vincent would hold a lead only as large as three goals in the first half and back-to-back markers from John Mulcahey and Kylan Hallett brought Wells to with in a single shot at 7-6 heading into the intermission.

The third quarter was tightly played and featured just three scorers combined, with Shea and Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) pushing the Dolphins in front 9-6 with consecutive goals just under 40 seconds apart. Wells, however, answered again with a Mulcahey tally to make the score 9-7 heading into the final 15 minutes.

The Mount broke the game open in the fourth quarter and eventually pulled in front by as many as six goals after tallying the first four scorers of the period. Shea scored half of his game total in the final period, including a man down goal with 4:23 left in regulation time.

Shea has now scored 10 goals in the last two games and his seven points on the day are just two shy of the program's single game record. He was one of three players with multiple goals as Bruce Pappas (Montrose, N.Y.) and Matt DeSimone (Congers, N.Y.) scored three and two respectively.

Five Mount Saint Vincent finished the day with at least two points, including Frederick who added an assist to his goal. Pappas, DeSimone and Dan Cohen (Ardsley, N.Y.) each finished the afternoon with three points for the Dolphins.

Freshman goalie Kyle Kalibat (Oceanside, N.Y.) picked up his second career win between the pipes after making a career-high 12 saves. He also picked up three groundballs for the Dolphins. His counterpart from Wells, Kyle Brimm, kept the Express close and finished with 23 stops.

Pappas led the Dolphins with 10 groundballs and was one of 11 players with at least three in the game. DeSimone picked up six for the Mount and Frederick added five. Chris Guastamacchia (Monroe, N.Y.) had a big day in the face-offs winning 15 for Mount Saint Vincent and also collecting a groundball.

Mount Saint Vincent held the edge in every team category on Saturday, outshooting Wells 57-34 and picking up 51 groundballs to 32 for the visitors. The Mount also went 17 for 28 in face-offs on the afternoon.

Mulcahey led Wells with five goals and two assists for seven points, while Hallett added three markers for the Express. David Kaus added two assists and Daniel Munsell and Forrest Lambert each led the team with six groundballs.

The win on Saturday pushes Mount Saint Vincent to 2-2 overall on the season. The Dolphins will look to extend their winning streak to three games on Sunday when they host Thomas. Face-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

2011-03-19



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