CMSV Closes Season with Road Loss at Centenary

Hackettstown, N.J. The College of Mount Saint Vincent closed out the 2011 campaign on Wednesday afternoon with a 16-10 road non-conference loss at Centenary. Three different Mount Saint Vincent players scored two goals in the contest, with senior Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.) leading the way with five points.

Mount Saint Vincent never led in the game and trailed by as many as six in the second quarter after a four goal spurt by the Cyclones pushed them in front 9-3 with 7:02 left before the half. Shea and Derek Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) each scored for the Dolphins in the final 6:20 of the half, as the Mount tailed at the break 10-5.

The Dolphins would not be able to get any closer then three goals in the second half and that came after a three goal run at the start of the fourth quarter for the Mount to get within 13-10 with 13:20 left in regulation. The Cyclones closed out the scoring with the final three tallies to earn the final six goal decision.

Shea netted two goals for the Mount and assisted on three others to record his five points. He also picked up a pair of groundballs for the Dolphins. Cavan Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) and Derek Valance each netted a pair of goals, with Derek adding four groundballs. Dan Cohen (Ardsley, N.Y.) also had a solid outing for the Mount after registering three points, including a pair of assists.

Joe Swantkoski paced Centenary with seven markers on the night to go along with a groundball. Conor Nolan Robert Nuzzolese each tallied for times for the Cyclones, with Nolan adding six groundballs.

Dom Scipioni (Yonkers, N.Y.) made his second straight start in the cage for the Mount on Tuesday and stopped 15 shots for the Dolphins. He also secured a groundball. Kyle Thompson earned the win between the pipes for Centenary after making 10 saves and picking up five groundballs.

Overall on the day, Centenary held the edge in shots 51-33 and in groundballs 41-37. Steve Orsini led all players in the groundball category on the night with a game-high eight for the Cyclones.

Mount Saint Vincent did hold the advantage in face-offs, winning 15 of the 27 taken in the game. Chris Guastamacchia (Monroe, N.Y.) went 14 for 24 for Mount Saint Vincent and rounded out a strong all-around night with a goal and five groundballs.

The loss closes out the season for Mount Saint Vincent with a 6-8 overall record.


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