Marywood Falls to Saint Vincent in Overtime

SCRANTON, Pa. - St. Vincent College's Anthony Altieri netted a game-winning goals with 1:50 remaining in the first overtime period to defeat Marywood University 11-10 Saturday in the team's season opener.

Sam Trill led the way with six goals for the Pacers. Trill scored on two-thirds of his shots on goal. He also added three ground balls.

Brandon Terlizzi snatched a game-high 17 ground balls. He went 17 for 20 during faceoff opportunities. Joe O'Connell caused seven turnovers and tallied seven ground balls.

Marywood did not possess the ball in its box during the overtime period. St. Vincent forced a turnover on Terlizzi to start the overtime period. Taylor Goldson briefly picked up a ground ball to give the Pacers possession after a pair of Bearcat shots but threw the ball away to give St. Vincent possession deep in its own territory.

Altieri gathered a loose ball at the top of the key and fired a shot that careened off the goalkeeper for the game-winning goal 2:10 into extra time. Altieri previously sent the game into overtime when he tied the game at 10 apiece with 3:50 remaining in the regulation.

Goalkeeper Nicholas Cornella made 24 saves in a losing effort. He added six ground balls.

St. Vincent out-shot Marywood by a 54-36 margin; however, the Pacers held an advantage in shots on goal. The Pacers led the Bearcats in ground balls by 59-45.

Marywood started off slow, falling behind two goals until Michael Squillante added the team's first goal with 2:28 on the clock in the first half. The Pacers penned a string of three consecutive goals, and Trill scored on a man-up opportunity to put Marywood ahead 3-2.

The Pacers led by as many as two goals when Trill opened the second half with a goal from Cody Bachman, extending the lead to 6-4. The Bearcats climbed back and, by game's end, there were nine lead changes.

Bachman hammered a go-ahead goal with 4:21 remaining in the fourth to go ahead 10-9. Thirty seconds later, Altieri sent an equalizer through the net from Bryce Pasquariello.

The Pacers return to action March 3 when they travel to Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. They don't return home for another three weeks when they host the University of Scranton on March 16.

2013-02-23



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