Mount St. Vincent Cruises Past Purchase

Yonkers, N.Y. With five players scoring at least two goals, Mount Saint Vincent eased to a 15-2 win over league rival Purchase on Monday afternoon. Nicole Flores (Bethpage, N.Y.) scored four goals in the win and Samantha Ramsden (Warren, R.I.) led the way with six draw controls.

After a sluggish start that saw the Dolphins fall behind 1-0 in the early going, the Mount responded with the next six goals to take a 6-1 advantage into halftime. Flores and Ramsden each scored twice in the opening 30 minutes and Mount Saint Vincent also got goals from Laura Carr (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and Kaitlyn Gaynor (Island Park, N.Y.).

Ramsden got on the board with her third goal of the game just under three minutes into the second half before Cat Vicardi stopped a nearly 29 minute scoreless drought with a goal at the 25:45 mark of the second half.

The Dolphins quickly answered with Flores' third of the game 22 seconds later and went on to score the final eight goals of the game to score the victory. Katie Coyle (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Melina Mezzonotte (Shirley, N.Y.), Carr and Flores all scored twice in the second stanza.

Flores moved her team-high goal count to 30 with her scoring output on Monday and also added three groundballs and five draw controls. Ramsden closed a solid all-around game with three tallies, six draw controls, four groundballs and six caused turnovers.

Carr and Coyle each picked up three groundballs for the Dolphins and Colleen Walsh (Manchester, Vt.) scooped six groundballs, caused a pair of turnovers and won two draw controls. Freshman Tara Maltbie (Garnerville, N.Y.) picked up five groundballs and added two caused turnovers in the win.

Sophia Cunningham (Flushing, N.Y.) earned the win in goal after playing the first 12 minutes and leaving with a 2-1 lead. Kacie McCormack (Mahopac, N.Y.) came on to play 48:18 and made two saves for the Dolphins. Jess Lindsay stopped 21 Mount Saint Vincent shots on the day and led all players with eight groundballs for Purchase.

For the afternoon, Mount Saint Vincent outshot Purchase 44-10 overall and 36-4 in shots on goal. The Dolphins picked up 33 groundballs to 21 for the Panthers and also won 15 of the 19 draw controls taken.

Monday's win pushes Mount Saint Vincent's overall record to 5-8 on the season and its Skyline Conference mark to 3-5. The Dolphins will be back in action again on Wednesday when they take on league foe Maritime.

2013-04-15



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