Dutchmen Score First 11 to Rout Rosemont

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley scored the first 11 goals of the game on the way to a comprehensive 24-7 win over Rosemont on Monday.

The Dutchmen (3-1) had 15 different players score a goal, including six with multiple strikes, and Malik Pedroso re-set his single-game assists record for the second time in as many games with six helpers.

Ian Schmid led the Dutchmen with four goals, including a first-quarter hat trick, and Jacques Mercer notched his first career three-goal game. Matt Lubawksi, Scott Travers, Chris Bergeron, and Bobby Doughty each scored a pair as well.

LVC dominated start to finish, outshooting the Ravens (1-3) 60-24 and breaking 50% of their clears to stay in the offensive zone for much of the first half. Ryan Lanigan scored in the first minute off a ground ball pick-up, and that set the tone as LVC hit eight goals in the quarter, including two in the final minute by Mercer and Klayton Garman. The Dutchmen made it 11-0 before Rosemont responded with two goals in 23 seconds midway through the second, but Lubawski, Travers, Matt Aldridge, and Chris Bergeron tallied before the half to lead 15-2.

With the starters getting a rest for most of the second half, LVC's youngsters got a crack at the action as Doughty scored twice in the third quarter around a Ty Fosnacht goal, and Hunter Heath and Dan Weinel hit the net in the fourth.

Mike Moll made two saves in the win; Kevin Krasley had five stops in the second half. John Gonzalez took the loss for Rosemont, with Brody Safranek making seven saves in 40:41 of relief.

LVC will make up its rained-out game at Centenary Wednesday. With a forecast for more inclement weather, the game is expected to be moved to nearby Warren Hills High School in Washington, N.J., at a time to be announced Tuesday.

2013-03-11



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