Wesley Rallies Past Mount Saint Vincent

Riverdale, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent dropped a 14-13 heartbreaker on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference contest with visiting Wesley. Junior Nicole Flores (Bethpage, N.Y.) had a big day for the Mount with five goals and six points and rookie Kelly Fraser (Staten Island, N.Y.) chipped in with three markers for the Dolphins.

A tight game throughout, neither team led by more then three goals in the game. The Wolverines jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead in the contest after Jessica Franklin, Jen Jacobs and Alyssa Prudente all scored on free-position shots.

Trailing by two, Mount Saint Vincent would settle in to allow just three more tallies from the visitors over the final 16 minutes of the first half. Over that same stretch, the Dolphins netted five goals, including two from Fraser, to head into the intermission deadlocked at 6-6 with Wesley.

Jacobs would open the scoring for Wesley coming out of halftime, but the Dolphins responded with three straight goals to pull in front for the first time on the afternoon. Flores knotted the score at 7-7 before Diana Lawless (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) put the Dolphins in front 8-7 with 23:23 remaining in the contest.

Wesley would come back with the next two goals to tie the score at 9-9 with just over 17 minutes to play, before Flores and Fraser combined for three straight goals to give the Dolphins their largest lead of the game at 12-9.

With 9:44 left on the clock, Flores converted a free-position shot to give the Dolphins back a three goal edge at 13-10. From there the Wolverines would cash in four times over the last eight minutes, including the game winner from Prudente with 2:56 showing on the clock.

Prudente finished off a big day for Wesley with the game winner and rounded out the day with six goals, two groundballs and two draw controls. Jacbos also netted six goals for the visitors and added an assist for seven points.

Jordan Lutz finished the game with six groundballs for Wesley and also led the team with four of the team's 12 caused turnovers. Franklin added three draw controls to her goal and Kaylee Miller matched her for the team-high in draw controls with three.

Flores improved her team lead in goals and points on Sunday with her five goals and one assist. She now paces the squad with 22 goals and 28 points. She also rounded out the day with five groundballs, nine draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Fraser posted a career-high in goals in the game and has now scored seven times in the last three games. She also added a pair of groundballs for the Dolphins. Lawless scored two times for the Mount and picked up three groundballs and Samantha Ramsden (Warren, R.I) contributed a pair of markers, two groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Shyloh Elder (Ligonier, Pa.) chipped in with three draw controls and sophomore Laura Carr (Franklin Square, N.Y.) scored a goal and picked up four groundballs.

Mount Saint Vincent freshman goalie Kacie McCormack (Mahopac, N.Y.) finished the game with 11 saves, including seven after halftime, to go along with a groundball. Alyssa Batty picked up the win for Wesley after stopping 12 shots.

Wesley finished the game with a 32-31 edge in shots and a 26-25 advantage in groundballs. Mount Saint Vincent won 18 of the 29 draw controls in the game and the Dolphins converted four free-positions chances.

With the loss, Mount Saint Vincent falls to 2-6 overall on the season. The Dolphins will look to bounce back on April 10 when they play host to Ramapo. Opening Draw is set for 9:00 p.m. at Gaelic Park.

2012-04-01



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