Mount Saint Vincent Stifled by Farmingdale State

Yonkers, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent dropped a Skyline Conference contest to visiting Farmingdale State on Saturday afternoon by a scored of 11-5. Junior Kyle Kalibat (Oceanside, N.Y.) made 13 saves in goal and Pat McEnaney (New York, N.Y.) led the offensive attack with three points.

After Farmingdale State got off to a 2-0 start in the first quarter, Mount Saint Vincent answered to tie the score with a pair of markers inside the final three minutes of the period. Adrian Go (Fairlawn, N.J.) got the Dolphins on the board with 2:29 left in the opening frame and McEnaney buried a feed from Mike McEnaney (New York, N.Y.) with 41 seconds left to get the Mount even.

After McEnaney's first of the game in the late stages of the first quarter, the Dolphins would not get on the board again until the sophomore attack struck with his second of the game with 5:26 left in the third quarter. Farmingdale State went on to outscore the Mount 4-1 over that stretch to build a 6-3 lead. Two of the goals came with the man advantage.

Trailing 7-3 after three quarters following a man-up goal from Matthew Finn, the Dolphins would be outscored 4-2 in the final period. Josh James (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and John Petito (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored for the Mount, but Bobby Thomas tallied twice in the stanza for the Rams to secure the win.

Thomas finished the game with five points after scoring twice and assisting on three other goals and also picked up four groundballs. Matthew Visintin added a pair of goals for Farmingdale State and an assist, while Matthew Finn potted four goals for the Rams. Jason Opitz came on to score once and assist on a pair of goals and also added four groundballs for the visitors.

McEnaney added an assist to his two goals to finish the afternoon with three points. Mike McEnaney handed out two assists for the Dolphins and picked up three groundballs. Petito led the team with five groundballs and Derek Wilson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) went 6 for 17 in face-offs.

Kalibat continued his strong play in goal for the Dolphins after stopping 13 shots and picking up a groundball on Saturday. He has made 35 stops in the last two outings for Mount Saint Vincent. Thomas Fallon finished the game with 14 stops for the Rams.

Farmingdale State closed the game with the edge in every team category on Saturday, outshooting the Dolphins 42-26, winning the groundball battle 38-26 and winning 11 of the 17 face-offs taken. Donovan Devaney rounded out the afternoon 8 for 12 in face-offs for the Rams and scooped three groundballs. The Rams also scored three man-up goals in the game.

Saturday's loss drops Mount Saint Vincent to 5-8 overall and to 1-3 in Skyline Conference play. The Dolphins will be back in action again on Wednesday when they head to league foe Mount Saint Mary. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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Yonkers, N.Y. - Sophomore attack Matthew Finn (Huntington Station, N.Y.) scored a game-high four goals as Farmingdale State earned an 11-5 Skyline victory at Mount Saint Vincent on Saturday afternoon.

Tied 2-2 after the first period, sophomore midfielder Mike Strebel (Northport, N.Y.) scored off the pass from senior Bobby Thomas (Wantagh, N.Y.) to put the Rams (7-6, 4-1) ahead 3-2. A man-up goal by freshman attack Matthew Visintin (Yonkers, N.Y.) with 1:58 remaining in the period, gave Farmingdale State a 4-2 lead at the halftime break.

Two Rams goals to start the third extended the advantage to 6-2 with 8:41 left to play in the period. After a Mount Saint Vincent (5-8, 1-3) score, Finn responded with his second man-up goal of the game, putting Farmingdale State ahead 7-3 entering the final period.

The Rams outscored the Dolphins 4-2 in the fourth period en route to the 11-5 conference victory.

Finn led the way with four goals, while Thomas had two goals, three assists and four ground balls. Freshman goalkeeper Thomas Fallon (Kings Park, N.Y.) made 14 saves in the win.

Farmingdale State next will close out the regular season as they travel to Montclair State on Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m.


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