Mawdsley's Seven Goals Power Sacred Heart Past Wagner

The Seahawks grabbed their final lead of the game when senior Matthew Shute (Suffield, CT/Suffield) deposited an unassisted goal just 2:38 into the second stanza. Nick Fairley answered at 9:59 for SHU which marked the game's sixth tie. Then, just 36 seconds later, Matt Gannon gave the Pioneers the lead for good at 7-6. This score was the second in what would become a 9-0 run that lengthened the Sacred Heart lead to 14-6.

While Wagner held the upper hand in the faceoff department in the early goings, Sacred Heart won 14 of 16 second-half faceoffs en route to victory.

DeVita put Wagner back on the board, off an assist from sophomore Billy Battaglia (Madison, NJ/Madison), with 9:16 to go which made it a 14-7 game. This was the second goal of the game that featured this combination as Battaglia fed DeVita for the game's first goal 2:40 into the contest. On the evening, Battaglia wound up with a career-high three assists.

Freshman Anthony Labetti (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) was 9 of 22 on faceoffs and led the Seahawks in ground balls with seven. Sophomore Daniel Valencia (Gaitherburg, MD/Gaithersburg) made his presence felt on the defensive end, recording five ground balls along with a team-high two caused turnovers.

Senior Nicholas Gibaldi (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) made 12 saves in goal in 52:31 of action. Sophomore Anthony Peruso (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic) recorded two saves in a 4:17 stint in goal while redshirt-freshman Frank DeLuca (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale) registered three saves in 3:12, which marked the first action of his career.

The Seahawks conclude the 2014 regular season with NEC road dates at Mount St. Mary's (4/19) and at Bryant (4/26).

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2014-04-15



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