Dutchmen Finish with a Win, 13-5, over Valiants

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Malik Pedroso's hat trick and multi-goal games from Jordan Mayr, Ian Schmid, and Ryan Leonard helped Lebanon Valley end 2011 on a high note, rolling by Manhattanville 13-5 on Senior Day at Arnold Field.

The Dutchmen end their second season of play at 6-10 overall and 4-7 in MAC play, tripling their win total from a year ago. Before the game, LVC honored seniors Rich Drazin and Colin Thompson for their contributions to the program.

Lebanon Valley overcame an early 2-0 M'ville lead with 10 unanswered goals, holding the Valiants scoreless from 12:03 of the first quarter until 3:37 left in the third. The Dutchmen held a huge 45-26 lead on shots, including 27-8 in the first half.

Bryan Lockward turned in one last solid outing to end the season, making nine saves and allowing five goals to pick up the win. Ethan Hilberg played 4:40 of relief but saw plenty of action, saving all four shots he faced. Dom Poletti saved 11 in the loss for the Valiants.

Pedroso ran the offense and made one last push in his candidacy for MAC rookie of the year, scoring three goals to go with two assists to finish an outstanding freshman season with 29 goals and 14 assists. Leonard also came up but with two goals and three assists, and both Schmid and Mayr had two goals with a helper. CJ Adams, Alex Beard, Ryan Lanigan, and Bryan Cooney, who also had two assists, added goals for LVC.

After M'ville's Will Sahakian scored twice off Mike Strauss to open the game, LVC took advantage on two man-up opportunities with goals from Mayr and Adams to tie it before Schmid ended the quarter with a goal to go up 3-2.

It was all LVC in the second quarter as the Dutchmen extended their lead on goals from Cooney, Lanigan, and Schmid, and they piled it on the start the second half with four more to take a 10-2 lead that proved to be insurmountable.

A penalty-filled game saw the teams combined for 15 flags, and LVC cashed in on 3 of 6 chances while holding Manhattanville to 1 of 5. Lebanon Valley also had one of its best face-off performances of the year, leading 13-9 with Scott Sutton winning 12 of 19.


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