Dolphins Fall to Farmingdale State in Skyline Finale

Yonkers, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent closed out the league schedule on Wednesday night with a 19-3 loss to visiting Farmingdale St. Three different players scored goals for the Dolphins on the night, with freshman Dom Scipioni (Yonkers, N.Y.) making 14 saves in the cage for the Mount.

Farmingdale St. scored at least three goals in each quarter on Wednesday and blew the game open with 10 tallies in the first 15 minutes. The Rams scored the first five goals of the game before Bruce Pappas (Montrose, N.Y.) got the Dolphins on the board at the 8:53 mark.

From there Farmingdale St. ran off eight of the final nine goals of the first half on its way to a 13-2 lead after 30 minutes of play. The Rams held a 33-8 edge in shots in the first half and a 34-11 advantage in groundballs.

The Rams had 10 players score a goal in the game and had seven players with a pair of tallies. Bobby Thomas led the way with four goals and seven points, while Shannon Robinson finished with five points, including three assists.

Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.), Pappas and John Petito (Staten Island, N.Y.) each scored for the Dolphins on the night. Pappas and Petito also led the team with three groundballs apiece.

Scipioni made his second career start in the cage on Wednesday and made 14 stops, including 11 the first half. He also secured a groundball for the Dolphins. Farmingdale St. used a pair of goalies in the game with Brian Nerney making four saves in the first half and Patrick Schmidt stopping five shots in the second half.

Farmingdale St. held the edge in every team category in the game, including shots 46-19 and groundballs 37-20. Four Rams tied for the team lead after picking up four groundballs each.

The Rams dominated in face-offs in the contest, winning 20 of the 26 taken. Al Rocco went 20 for 25 in the game and also added a pair of goals. Rocco also picked up four groundballs in the game.

The loss on Wednesday drops Mount Saint Vincent below .500 at 6-7 overall on the season and closes the league schedule at 1-5. The Dolphins will close out the regular season on April 27 when they travel to Centenary. Face-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

2011-04-21



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