Dolphins Dominate Gators for Third Straight Victory

Riverdale, N.Y. Eight different players recorded at least one point and Mount Saint Vincent had eight different goal scorers on its way to a 20-4 conference victory over Sage on Saturday afternoon. Kristen LeGeyt totaled six points on the afternoon and led the balanced scoring attack with five goals.

Mount Saint Vincent opened an 8-0 lead over the first 11 minutes of the contest and headed to the intermission with a commanding 16-2 advantage over the Gators. Overall in the first 30 minutes, Mount Saint Vincent outshot Sage 24-2 and secured 20 of the 23 groundballs recorded.

Slowing the pace down in the second half, the Mount scored four of the six tallies after halftime on its way to its third consecutive victory. LeGeyt scored three of her five goals in the second period, with Diana Lawless (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) also adding a marker for the Dolphins in the second half.

For the third straight game the Dolphins scored 20 goals and after being held to just eight tallies in the season opener, Mount Saint Vincent has scored at least 17 goals in each game after that. LeGeyt finished the day with an assist to go along with her five tallies and also picked up two groundballs and won a pair of draw controls.

Jessie Mitchell (Suffern, N.Y.) added five points in the win, recording a hat trick and helping on two other goals. She also led the team with six draw controls and five groundballs.

Lawless and Lauren Perla (Holbrook, N.Y.) each scored three times for the Dolphins and Julia Caro (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) and Nicole Flores (Bethpage, N.Y.) each finished the day with two tallies. Perla secured four groundballs for the Dolphins and Flores won four draw controls.

For the game, Mount Saint Vincent held the edge in shots 35-5 and in groundballs 26-8. The Dolphins also won 16 of the 25 draw controls taken and went a perfect 4 for 4 in clearing chances. Mount Saint Vincent also committed just nine turnovers in the tilt and forced Sage into 17 miscues. LeGeyt, Mitchell and Flores all finished the day with two caused turnovers.

Ginelle Butler led the Gators with three goals and four draw controls on the day. Liz Donk also scored a goal for Sage and Jennifer Poulin led the team with two groundballs to go along with a draw control.

The win on Saturday moves Mount Saint Vincent to 3-2 overall on the season and to a perfect 3-0 against league rivals. The Dolphins will be back in action again on Monday when they play a non-conference game against the College of Saint Elizabeth. Opening draw at Tibbetts Brook Park is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

2011-03-26



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