Lebanon Valley Unleashes 56 Shots in Win over Mitchell

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley scored 14 goals on an impressive 56 shots in a home-opener win over Mitchell on Saturday afternoon at Arnold Field.

The Dutchmen were dominant throughout the contest, leading from the opening faceoff to the final horn. A 4-0 opening period set the tone as the Valley used two goals from senior Andrew Dennison, and a marker apiece from classmates Ryan Lanigan and Malik Pedroso to put Mitchell in a hole early.

The Mariners finally got on the board to open the second quarter, but LVC hit right back with three straight, including two more from Pedroso to open up the game with a 7-1 lead. The Mariners never got closer than a five-goal deficit from thereon out as the Valley cruised to its first win of the year, 14-5.

Pedroso led the attack with four goals on the day, while Dennison and junior Matt Aldridge each posted two goals for the Valley. Mitchell's David Klapp and Demtre Lyras tallied two goals apiece for the Mariners and A.J. Fialkowski added the fifth.

LVC held the edge in most of the statistical categories, most defining being a 56-25 advantage in shots. Ground balls favored LVC at 40-26, while Mitchell won 12 of the 23 faceoffs. However, the Mariners committed 28 turnovers compared to 19 for the Dutchmen.

Seniors Mike Moll and Kevin Krasely patrolled the cage for the Valley making 12 saves combined for the win. Moll stopped four Mariner shots, while Krasely stopped eight, playing the entire second half. Mitchell's JD LeMay was impressive between the pipes, making 21 saves in the loss.

Next up for the Valley is a trip to FDU-Florham on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m.

2014-03-08



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