Shea Sets Records MSV Rout of Mount Saint Mary

Newburgh, N.Y. Eight different players scored a goal and five different players finished with at least two points as College of Mount Saint Vincent cruised past Mount Saint Mary on Saturday night by a score of 22-9. Senior Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.) scored seven goals in the game and in the process set the single season and career goal records for the Dolphins.

Mount Saint Vincent got off to a quick start on Saturday, taking a 9-4 lead into halftime. After Mount Saint Mary opened the scoring at the 7:20 mark of the first quarter on a goal from Nick Findlay, the Dolphins reeled off nine straight tallies to open an eight goal advantage. Shea scored three of his seven over that stretch and Cavan Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) added a pair.

Leading by five goals at the start of the third period, Mount Saint Vincent found the back of the cage eight times in the period and outscored the Knights by six to open up a 17-6 lead through 45 minutes of play. The Dolphins put together another nine goal run over parts of the third and fourth quarters to push its advantage to 22-6, before the Knights tallied the final three goals of the tilt.

Shea finished with seven goals pushing him to 41 on the season and passing the previous single season mark for the Mount of 38. He also passed the career goal mark of 92 with his 93rd career marker at Mount Saint Vincent. Shea also assisted on two goals to round out the nine point night and picked up a groundball.

Freshman Bruce Pappas (Montrose, N.Y.) also had a big night for the Dolphins with five goals and an assist to go along with a pair of groundballs. Valance added three goals and seven groundballs, while Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Matt DeSimone (Congers, N.Y.) each scored twice.

Kyle Kalibat (Oceanside, N.Y.) made 10 saves to secure the win for the Mount and also scooped a team-high eight groundballs in 52:05 of action. Shawn Cobstill stopped 16 shots for Mount Saint Mary and totaled a game-high nine groundballs for the Knights.

Mount Saint Mary was led by four goals and five points from Findlay and received seven groundballs from Patrick Byrne. John Mazza led the Knights with eight face-offs wins on the night.

Mount Saint Vincent led in every team category on Saturday, outshooting the Knights 62-38 and also leading in groundballs 41-34. Mount Saint Vincent also won 20 of the 33 face-offs taken on the night with John Petito (Staten Island, N.Y.) going 14 for 22 for the Dolphins.

The win pushes Mount Saint Vincent to 6-4 overall on the season and gives it its first league win of the season and improves it to 1-2 against Skyline opponents. The Dolphins will be back on the field looking to match the single season wins record on Wednesday when they travel to Richard Stockton. Face-off with the Ospreys is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

2011-04-10



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