Mitchell Shuts Down Mount Saint Mary

NEW LONDON, Conn. Mitchell College posted a 13-6 victory over Mount Saint Mary College on Wednesday afternoon.

Junior Adam Grillo (Waterford, Conn./Waterford) led the Mariners (4-1 overall) with a game-high five goals and added an assist. Mitchell trailed 6-3 late in the first half but scored the final 10 goals of the game to pull out the win. Nick Findlay (Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka) and Andrew Pullen (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) each scored a pair of goals to lead the Knights (2-7 overall).

With the score knotted at 2-2 after the first 15 minutes of play, Mount Saint Mary scored four of the next five goals to take a three-goal lead with 7:14 to play in the half. Findlay scored twice on extra-man chances during the stretch.

Mitchell fought back and scored four times in the final five minutes of the half. Freshman Demetre Lyras (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) and Grillo scored 22 seconds apart to cut the deficit to 6-5, and freshman Shane Sullivan (Quaker Hill, Conn./Waterford) tied the game just under two minutes later. Grillo then gave the Mariners a 7-6 lead heading into intermission with his fourth goal of the half.

Grillo opened the second-half scoring with his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Lyras added a shorthanded goal in the fourth quarter to finish with three on the day while freshman Erik Vasquez (Oceanside, Calif./El Camino) and Sullivan each netted a pair.

Mitchell's defense took care of the Knights in the second half, holding them scoreless on only 10 shots. The Mariners also forced 38 turnovers and held a 40-34 edge in ground balls for the game.

Mount Saint Mary goalie Shawn Cobstill (Oneonta, N.Y./Oneonta) finished with 13 saves against 50 shots. Mitchell freshman Peter Eshenfelder (Quaker Hill, Conn./Waterford) made five stops in goal against 24 shots.

Mitchell will next play at the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Tuesday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. Mount Saint Mary returns to action at Farmingdale State College on Saturday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m.


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