Crusaders Down Mount St. Vincent in Overtime

Reading, Pa. (Mar. 10, 2012) - Senior midfielder Jon Lozoskie (Fallston, Md./Fallston) made a fabulous backhand save along the sideline that set freshman Jared Toll (St. Catherines, Ontario/Lewisburg) free on a one-on-one break with the goalie and Toll made one shake and burried the game-winner in overtime leading Alvernia (3-2) to a 5-4 win over Mt. St. Vincent (2-2) Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Schlager Memorial Field.

Toll finished with a pair of goals on the game as did junior Brian Ray (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) who knotted the game at 4-4 with less than two mintues left in regulation.

Senior goalie Kevin Shupp (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) played a strong game in net for the Crusaders with 16 saves.

Mt. St. Vincent had the early advantage scoring in the game's fourth minute then adding a second goal a minute later on a rip from Ahmed Ajao. Alvernia cut the deficit in half on Toll's first of the game assisted by Ray midway through the first quarter, and the score remained 2-1 Mt. St. Vincent at the halftime break.

Lozoskie finished a diagonal pass from Toll on a man-advantage for the first goal in the third to tie the score at 2-all. The Dolphins took the lead back immediately winning the ensuing faceoff in fastbreak style to set up senior midfielder Dan Cohen, but once again the Crusaders were able to claw back to level. This time from Ray with 23 seconds left before the end of the quarter.

Mt. St. Vincent defender Frank Maddaloni found himself streaking down the field on a clear midway through the fourth and he burried a shot to put the Dolphins back up 4-3 setting up Ray's goal near the end of regulation.

Alvernia was given possession to start the overtime period following a MSV push on the Crusaders final shot in regulation. Lozoskie had an attempt early in overtime that sailed high. The Dolphins committed a turnover on the ensuing clear attempt that Lozoskie ran down along the left sideline. With momentum carrying him out of bounds his only play was to flick the ball back to the middle of the field. It found its way to Toll who had a clear path to the goalie. One stick shake froze the MSV goalie and Toll made no mistake with the opening.

Alvernia continues the season at Rosemont College on Thursday.

2012-03-10



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