Mount Saint Vincent Stifles Thomas, Wins Third Straight

Yonkers, N.Y. Seniors Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.) and Derek Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) each recorded five points as Mount Saint Vincent downed visiting Thomas, 12-5, on Sunday afternoon. The win is the third straight for the Mount and matches the longest winning streak in program history.

Mount Saint Vincent put the game away early on Sunday with a six goal outburst in the opening period. After the two teams traded goals, the Dolphins ripped off five consecutive goals, including three from Valance to pull in front 6-1 after 15 minutes.

The Dolphins scored at least three goals in the first three stanzas against the Terriers, with Thomas making the game closer with the only two tallies in the fourth. The Mount allowed just one goal in each of the first three periods and did not let the Terriers any closer the four goals after the first quarter.

Valance finished the day with four goals and an assist for the Mount and also picked up a groundball. Shea continued his strong early season play with three markers and a pair of helpers to go along with four groundballs. Chris Guastamacchia (Monroe, N.Y.), Bruce Pappas (Montrose, N.Y.), Matt DeSimone (Congers, N.Y.) and Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each also found the back of the cage for the Dolphins.

Kyle Kalibat (Oceanside, N.Y.) earned his third straight win between the pipes for the Dolphins after making five saves and allowing a pair of goals in 30 minutes of work. Dom Scipioni (Yonkers, N.Y.) played the second half for the Mount and made four saves to go along with three groundballs. Jesse Morkeski had a busy day in the cage for Thomas and made 17 saves.

Overall in the game Mount Saint Vincent outshot Thomas 46-26 and also held a slight edge in groundballs at 51-49. Pappas led the Mount with nine groundballs, while Larry Caputo (Hicksville, N.Y.) picked up six. Morkeski led Thomas in the category with eight on the day.

The Dolphins also dominated in face-offs on Sunday, winning 16 of the 21 taken overall. Guastamacchia had his second straight strong day for the Mount after going 12 for 15 on the afternoon. He also totaled three groundballs on the day.

The Terriers were led by Bradley Stiles who finished the afternoon with three goals and Sean Machin who finished up with a goal and an assist. Scott Dumas won five face-offs for the Terriers to lead the team.

The win pushes Mount Saint Vincent to 3-2 overall on the season after starting off with two straight losses. The Dolphins will look for a program best fourth straight win on Wednesday when they host Mitchell. Face-off at Tibbetts Brook Park is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Yonkers, N.Y. Thomas College (0-5, 0-0 NAC) was unable to slow Mt. St. Vincent's (3-2) first half momentum as they fell to the host team 12-5 in a non-conference match up Sunday afternoon in Tibbetts Park. Freshmen Bradley Stiles led Terriers with three goals for the day.

Soon after the opening face the Terriers found themselves looking at 1-0 Dolphins lead after Cavan Valance hit the back of the net. The Terriers answered with a goal of their own during the Terriers first extra man opportunity when Jordan Marino found Matt Quesada for the equalizer. From there the Dolphins went on to score three unanswered goals before Stiles notched his first goal of the match up in the second quarter.

The Dolphins went back on the offensive after the Stiles tally and notched three more goals to take a 9-2 lead into half time.

The Terriers were unable to mount a comeback as the Dolphins added three more goals after half time for a 12-5 final score.

Sophomore goalie Jesse Morkeski (0-5) played a brilliant game in the cage for the Terriers stopping 17 of the Dolphins shots, including a fourth quarter shut out.

The Terriers will move on to face Emmanuel College (Club) on Saturday March 26th.


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