Dolphins Doubled Up by Knights on Senior Day

Yonkers, N.Y. Mount Saint Vincent dropped its third straight contest on Saturday as it closed out the Skyline Conference schedule with a 16-8 loss to Mount Saint Mary on Senior Day. Julia Caro (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) scored for the Dolphins in her last home game, while freshman Kelly Fraser (Staten Island, N.Y.) paced the team with three tallies.

After falling behind 1-0 inside the first minute of play on Saturday, the Dolphins rallied with back-to-back goals from Nicole Flores (Bethpage, N.Y.) and Fraser to take its only lead of the game with 20:04 to play in the opening period.

Following the Fraser marker, Mount Saint Mary went on to score five of the next six goals to open up a 6-3 lead with 11:18 to play before halftime. Kaileen Spadaro netted three for the Knights over that stretch, before Melina Mezzanotte (Shirley, N.Y.) scored twice in the final 9:16 to bring the Dolphins to within 7-5 after 30 minutes of play.

Coming out of halftime, Mount Saint Mary expanded its lead to 11-5 with four straight tallies over the opening 7:08 of the second half. Fraser would bring the Mount back to within 11-6 with her second of the game, but the Knights rallied with the next four to pull away to a nine goal advantage with 15:46 left in regulation.

Danielle Krupka and Spadaro paced the visitors with four goals on the day, while Ela Igdeler netted three goals to go along with five draw controls. Ellen Cashin rounded out the game with a goal and two assists and Erica Massmann picked up a team-high five groundballs.

Fraser led the Mount Saint Vincent attack with three goals to go along with two groundballs and a draw control, with Mezzanotte adding two markers. Sarah Colletti (Mansfield, Mass.) and Gabriella Astorino (Warwick, N.Y.) led the team with three groundballs. Shyloh Elder (Ligonier, Pa.) and Diana Lawless (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) each collected two draw controls.

Lauren Beltrami finished the day with 12 saves for Mount Saint Mary on her way to the win, while Michelle Miller (Chester, Pa.) saw the bulk of action for the Dolphins and stopped nine shots.

On the afternoon, Mount Saint Mary held the advantage in shots 41-26 and in groundballs 26-21. Mount Saint Vincent finished the day 8 for 12 in clearing attempts, while the Knights finished up 10 for 14.

With the loss, Mount Saint Vincent falls to 4-9 overall on the season and to 3-5 in Skyline Conference play. The Dolphins will round out the regular season on Monday when they travel to Centenary. Opening Draw with the Cyclones is set for 4:00 p.m.


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