Dolphins Score Season-High 18 Goals in Win at Emerson

Boston, Mass. Four different players scored multiple goals as the College of Mount Saint Vincent scored a season-high in tallies in an 18-9 road win at Emerson on Saturday afternoon. Cavan Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) led the scoring attack with five goals, while Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) totaled six points for the Mount.

After Emerson opened the scoring at the 12:39 mark of the first period, Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.) and Mike Gibbons (Floral Park, N.Y.) scored back-to-back goals at 12:02 and 10:35 to push the Dolphins in front 2-1.

From that point Emerson went on to outscore Mount Saint Vincent 4-2 over the remainder of the half to carry a slim 5-4 advantage into the intermission. The Dolphins outshot the Lions 29-18, but Emerson goalie Braden Campbell made eight stops in the first 30 minutes to help the home squad to the halftime lead.

The Dolphins came out of halftime and blew the game open after outscoring the Lions 10-3 in the third quarter. After the two teams traded tallies over the open minutes of the period, Mount Saint Vincent ripped off five straight tallies, including two from Valance. After the Lions broke the string on back-to-back goals, the Dolphins closed the period with four more goals to take a 14-8 lead into the final period.

Mount Saint Vincent went on to outscore the Lions 14-4 after halftime, outshooting Emerson 38-13. Four of Valance's five goals came after the break as the Dolphins picked up their first road win of the season.

Valance finished the afternoon with seven points after adding a pair of assists to his five markers. He also picked up a groundball in the game. Frederick scored three times for the Dolphins and assisted on three others and also scooped a groundball.

Shea continued his consistent scoring on Saturday with four goals and now stands five goals and just two points shy of the career records for the Men's Lacrosse program in those respective categories. He also added three groundballs in the victory.

Matt DeSimone (Congers, N.Y.) added two goals and picked up seven groundballs for the Mount. Chris Guastamacchia (Monroe, N.Y.) had a big day in face-offs for the Mount, going 16 for 23 overall in the game and also adding five groundballs.

Mount Saint Vincent outshot Emerson in the game 67-31 and also held the advantage in groundballs 43-20. Larry Caputo (Hicksville, N.Y.) led the Mount in groundballs on the day after scooping 10.

Both goalkeepers were busy in the game, with Mount Saint Vincent goalie Dom Scipioni (Yonkers, N.Y.) making 10 saves in his first career start. Campbell finished the day with 17 stops for the Lions.

The win on Saturday evens Mount Saint Vincent's overall record on the season at 4-4. After Sunday's game at Wheelock was canceled the Dolphins will be back in action again on Tuesday when they host Mitchell. Face-off at Tibbetts Brook Park is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.


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