Dolphins Suffer Skyline Loss to Knights

Yonkers, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent dropped its first conference game of the season on Saturday afternoon following a 14-3 home loss to Mount Saint Mary. Junior Melina Mezzanotte (Shirley, N.Y.) posted a pair of goals and classmate Kacie McCormack (Mahopac, N.Y.) made 12 saves in goal.

After the two teams traded the first four goals of the game, the visiting Knights broke a 2-2 tie with the next six goals to take an 8-2 lead. Kelly Fraser (Staten Island, N.Y.) broke a nearly 19 minute scoring drought with her eighth goal of the season with 3:41 left in the half for the Mount.

The Dolphins were outshot in the first 30 minutes 18-6 by the Knights, with Mount Saint Mary holding a slim edge in groundballs at 8-6 and a convincing advantage in draw controls at 10-2.

The Knights went on to score the only six goals in the second half on Saturday to collect their second conference win of the season. Mount Saint Vincent was held to just four shots after halftime.

Amanda Clemens was one of three players to score multiple goals for the Knights, netting three in the game to go along with two groundballs and four draw controls. Danielle Krupka and Katie Gattoni each scored twice and Nicole Scicutella picked up two assists. She also caused a team-high three turnovers for the visitors.

Mezzanote scored both of her goals in the first seven-and-a-half minutes of action on Saturday and moved atop the team leader board in goals with nine. Samantha Ramsden (Warren, R.I.) assisted on a goal for the Dolphins and picked up three groundballs and won two draw controls. Colleen Walsh (Manchester, Bt.) closed the day with four groundballs and four caused turnovers.

McCormack made double-digit saves for the fourth straight game for Mount Saint Vincent and stopped nine of her 12 shots in the first half. Deirdre Ray picked up the win for the Knights with six saves, two groundballs and two caused turnovers.

For the game, Mount Saint Mary held the edge in shots 28-10 and shots on goal 26-9. The Knights dominated draw controls, winning 14 of the 19 taken in the game and finished with a 27-16 edge in groundballs.

Saturday's loss drops Mount Saint Vincent to 2-4 overall on the season and to 1-1 in Skyline Conference play. The Dolphins will return to action on Monday when they welcome non-conference foe Centenary to Tibbetts Brook Park. Opening Draw with the Cyclones is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

2014-03-29



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