Richard Stockton Too Much for Mount Saint Vincent

Yonkers, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent dropped its second straight league contest on Saturday afternoon following a 15-5 loss to visiting Richard Stockton. Five different players scored a goal for the Dolphins and sophomore net minder Kyle Kalibat (Oceanside, N.Y.) made a career-high 19 saves.

After Stockton got on the board to take a 1-0 lead nearly six minutes into the tilt, Ahmed Ajao (Brooklyn, N.Y.) evened the score with his 11th goal of the season just two minutes later.

Following the Ajao marker, the Ospreys went on to score the next five goals to take a 6-1 lead into halftime. Drew Wright netted a pair of goals over the run and joined Dave Soule with two goals in the first 30 minutes.

John Petito (Staten Island, N.Y.) would bring the Dolphins to within 6-2 with a tally to open the third period and broke a string of nearly 32 game minutes without a score. The Dolphins would pull to within four goals three more times in the game, but a seven goal fourth quarter from the Ospreys sealed the victory.

Richard Stockton featured eight different goal scorers and was led by Brian Santoleri who potted five goals and picked up three groundballs. Soule, Wright and Wade Vesselka each scored a pair of goals in the game and Nick Bologno closed out a strong afternoon with a goal and five assists.

Euegen Isola was dominant in face-offs on Saturday after going 16 for 23 on the day and also picking up 13 groundballs. Cael Sebor paced the defense with a pair of caused turnovers for the Ospreys.

Dan Cohen (Ardsley, N.Y.), Matt Desimone (Congers, N.Y.) and Adrian Go (Fairlawn, N.J.) joined Ajao and Petito as the Dolphins' goal scorers in the game. Cohen, Go and Pat McEnaney (New York, N.Y.) each finished with an assist.

Frank Maddaloni (Bronx, N.Y.) finished the game tied for the team in lead in groundballs with six, with Bruce Pappas (Montrose, N.Y.) scooping five for the Dolphins. Pappas and Bryan Stein (Larchmont, N.Y.) led the Mount with two caused turnovers each.

Kalibat continued his strong sophomore season for the Dolphins after turning aside at least four shots in each quarter. He made seven saves in the second quarter alone and also picked up six groundballs for the Mount. His counterpart from Stockton, Tim Wolcott, finished up with nine stops and two groundballs.

For the game, Stockton held a big edge in shots at 63-31, including a 15-4 advantage in the opening 15 minutes. The Ospreys also led in groundballs 45-38 and were efficient with the extra-man, going 5 for 9.

With the loss Mount Saint Vincent falls back to 7-6 overall on the season and to 0-2 in Skyline Conference play. The Dolphins will look to end the two game slide on Wednesday when they play host to Kean. Face-off with the Cougars is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Tibbetts Brook Park.

2012-03-31



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