Mount St. Vincent Topples Cobleskill for First Win

Riverdale, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent Men's Lacrosse team evened its record on the season Saturday night with a 16-9 win over Cobleskill. Six different Dolphins scored a goal and Bruce Pappas (Montrose, N.Y.) led the attack with six points on the night.

The Dolphins found themselves in an early 3-0 hole on Saturday after the Tigers scored the first three goals of the game just over two minutes apart. Dan Scott scored two of the three for Cobleskill and Brian Murphy picked up a pair of assists.

Mount Saint Vincent rallied with the final three goals of the first quarter and the next four tallies overall in the game to take a lead it would not relinquish. Pappas picked up a goal and an assist over that stretch and Matt Desimone (Congers, N.Y.) tallied two times.

The Mount used a five goal second quarter to head into the intermission with an 8-6 lead and then gained some breathing room with five more tallies in the third frame. The Dolphins would put the game away by outscoring the Tigers 8-3 after halftime.

Desimone had a big night for the Dolphins after scoring five times to go along with a groundball. He was one of five players with multiple points in the game and one of two with five points. Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) joined Desimone in the point category on the strength of three goals and a pair of helpers.

Pappas split his points evenly with three tallies and three assists and also picked up seven groundballs for the Mount. Dan Cohen (Ardsley, N.Y.) and Ahmed Ajao (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each scored twice and had three points, with Ajao picking up three groundballs.

Cobleskill received four points each from Murphy and Scott, with Scott scoring four times and Murphy putting away two goals and helping on two others. D.J. Lynott led the team with six groundballs.

Both goalies had solid evenings with Kyle Kalibat (Oceanside, N.Y.) playing a key role in the win for the Dolphins. He stopped 16 shots in the game, including 11 after halftime, and also picked up two groundballs. Scott Anthony made 15 saves for the Tigers and collected four groundballs.

Overall on the night, Mount Saint Vincent held the advantage in shots 40-32 and groundballs 37-30. The Dolphins also dominated the face-off circle and won 20 of the 28 draws taken. Derek Wilson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the way by going 20 for 26 to go along with four groundballs.

The win pushes Mount Saint Vincent to 1-1 overall on the season. The Dolphins will look to climb above .500 on Wednesday when they play host to Regis. Face-off at Gaelic Park is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

2012-03-04



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