Hawks Fly High, Soar Past the Dolphins

Yonkers, N.Y. Mount Saint Vincent was handed its fourth straight defeat on Wednesday, a 16-3 loss at the hands of visiting New Paltz. Junior Nicole Flores (Bethpage, N.Y.) scored all three goals for the Dolphins and also added five draw controls.

After the two teams played a scoreless opening eight minutes, New Patlz exploded for nine goals over the final 21:44 of the first half to carry a 9-0 lead into halftime. Talia Tesler got the scoring started and finished the opening 30 minutes with two tallies.

The Hawks would never let Mount Saint Vincent get back into the game and came out of halftime and netted the first four goals of the second half. Julia Donato opened the scoring after halftime at the 27:23 mark and her goal was followed by markers from Samantha DelGaudio, Brianna Horn and Tesler inside of three minutes of each other.

Mount Saint Vincent would finally break through on the first of three straight from Flores with 22:45 left in regulation. She got her second just over five minutes later off a feed from Diana Lawless (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and closed out the Mount Saint Vincent scoring with a free-position goal with just over 15 minutes left in the game.

New Paltz closed out the game with five different players with at least two goals. Juli Rehain paced the offensive attack with four goals and Carissa Citro closed the night with five points, including three goals.

Donato and DelGaudio each scored two goals in the game for New Paltz and each also picked up three groundballs. Citro led the team with six groundballs and Erin Tornatore won four draw controls. Citro closed out a strong all-around game with four caused turnovers.

Flores added five draw controls and three groundballs to her scoring output, with Shyloh Elder (Ligonier, Pa.) leading the team with five groundballs. Laura Carr (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and Gabriella Astorino (Warwick, N.Y.) each scooped four groundballs in the game.

Kacie McCormack (Mahopac, N.Y.) made the start in goal and took the loss for Mount Saint Vincent after making five saves and picking up one groundball. Stefanie Mignone went the distance in goal for the Hawks and stopped 11 shots to go along with four groundballs.

For the game, New Paltz held the edge in shots 27-16 and in groundballs 27-26. The Hakws also won 13 draw controls in the game and both teams were efficient in clears with New Paltz going 13 for 17 and Mount Saint Vincent going 6 for 8.

The loss sends Mount Saint Vincent to a 1-4 overall record through the first five games of the season. The Dolphins will look to snap their skid on Saturday when they travel to Sage. Opening Draw is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.


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