Red Hawks Soar Past Dolphins

Yonkers, N.Y. Mount Saint Vincent dropped its fifth straight decision on Saturday afternoon following a 22-3 loss at the hands of visiting Montclair State. Sophomore goalie Dom Scipioni (Yonkers, N.Y.) finished the game with a career-high 19 saves for the Dolphins.

Montclair State opened a quick 2-0 lead on the Dolphins inside the first seven minutes of action, before Dan Cohen (Ardsley, N.Y.) converted his 28th goal of the season at the 7:02 mark of the first period to bring the Mount to within 2-1.

Following the Cohen tally, the Red Hawks scored 11 straight goals before Ahmed Ajao (Brooklyn, N.Y.) got the Dolphins back on the board with one second left before halftime.

Montclair State would continue to stifle the Dolphins after the intermission allowing just one goal, Ajao's second of the game, with 6:13 left in regulation. The Red Hawks put nine more shots in the cage after halftime to cruise to their sixth straight win.

The Red Hawk offensive attack featured 15 different goals scorers on the day and was led by four markers from Tyler Meth. He also added two assists for six points and was one of five players with at least two goals. Jack Skeels also had a strong game with two goals and a pair of assists.

Ajao scored his 13th and 14th goals for the Dolphins to join Cohen in the scoring column. Cohen also added a groundball for the Dolphins.

Senior captain Larry Caputo (Hicksville, N.Y.) led the Dolphins with five groundballs to go along with three caused turnovers and Frank Maddaloni (Bronx, N.Y.) picked up three groundballs for the Mount.

Scipioni was busy from the outset on Saturday and closed the day with 19 stops, including six in the opening 15 minutes. He also scooped a pair of groundballs on the day. Mark Glander earned the win after playing the first 30 minutes and made four saves.

For the day, Montclair State dominated each team category, including a 63-16 advantage in shots and a 51-18 edge in groundballs. The Red Hawks also won 23 of the 28 face-offs with Kenneth Bogert going 7 for 7 with seven groundballs and Joe Cacciavillano going 9 for 13 and adding six groundballs.

The loss drops Mount Saint Vincent to 7-9 overall on the season and to 0-5 against Skyline Conference opponents. The Dolphins will be back in action again on Wednesday when they close out the 2012 season at Farmingdale State. Face-off with the Rams is set for 7:00 p.m.


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