Mitchell Records First-Ever Shutout Against Rivier

NEW LONDON, Conn. Mitchell College ended its regular season with a 19-0 victory over Rivier College on Wednesday afternoon.

Mitchell netted 17 goals in the first half and coasted to the win. Junior Adam Grillo (Waterford, Conn./Waterford) led the way with seven goals and two assists in the contest and became the first player in school history to record 100 career points. Freshman Shane Sullivan (Quaker Hill, Conn./Waterford) chipped in with four goals and three assists while classmates Demetre Lyras (Rocky Hill, N.Y./Rocky Hill) and Erik Vasquez (Oceanside, Calif./El Camino) each added hat tricks.

The Mariners (9-3 overall) ended the regular season with a school record for wins. Mitchell also set single season benchmarks for team goals (132), team assists (67) and scoring defense (7.15 goals per game).

Mitchell outshot Rivier (0-10 overall) by a 59-15 margin and held a 63-24 edge in ground balls. Raiders' goalie Chris Benoit (Blackstone, Mass./Blackstone-Millville Regional) finished with 17 saves in the loss. Danny Hooper (Wakefield, R.I./The Prout School) led Rivier with five ground balls.

Grillo reached the 100-point mark with his first goal just 65 seconds into the contest. He netted six markers in the first half and added the final one in the fourth quarter. He finished the year with 41 goals and 13 assists for 54 points, breaking the single season school records for both goals and points.

Freshman goalie Peter Eshenfelder (Quaker Hill, Conn./Waterford) made six saves to secure the first-ever shutout for the Mitchell program. Sullivan's three assists in the game also pushed him to the school's single season record (16).

Mitchell will now await word on whether it receives a bid to the 2011 ECAC New England Championship. The Mariners will learn if they are a part of the eight-team field on Monday, May 9.

Rivier will wrap up its regular season at home against Wheelock College on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m.

2011-04-27



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