Mount Saint Mary's vs. Manhattan
April 17, 2010
|Andrew Scalley||(2, 1)|
|Bryant Schmidt||(2, 0)|
|Mark Stapor||(1, 0)|
|Tc Dibartolo||10 (0.714)|
|Mount Saint Mary's||7-3|
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|Salvatore Spatarella||(2, 0)|
|Kelly Mahon||(1, 0)|
|James Synowiez||(1, 0)|
|Max Cabasso||(0, 1)|
|Sal Perrotto||(0, 1)|
|Jordan Sherman||(0, 1)|
|Jon Fiorillo||9 (0.643)|
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|The Game Story:|
Emmitsburg, Md. (April 17, 2010)--Mount St. Mary's jumped to a 4-0 lead and held on for a 5-4 victory over Manhattan in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup at Waldron Family Stadium on campus. Freshman Andrew Scalley (Arnold, Md./Archbishop Spalding) had two goals and an assist in the win for the Mountaineers.
The Mount (7-3, 4-0 MAAC) opened the scoring when junior Mark Stapor (Herndon, Va./Bishop O'Connell) beat Manhattan goalkeeper Jon Fiorillo with a bounce shot 2:37 into the game. Scalley added an unassisted goal with 7:21 left in the first quarter to give the Mount a 2-0 advantage.
Scalley's second goal of the game just 14 seconds into the second quarter pushed the Mount's lead to 3-0 before sophomore Bryant Schmidt (Great Mills, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) scored with just under 10 minutes left in the half for a 4-0 Mount lead.
The Jaspers (4-7, 2-2 MAAC) scored twice in the final 1:06 of the half to close the margin to 4-2. Sal Spatarella's score with 1:06 left put Manhattan on the scoreboard. With 16 seconds left in the half, Jordan Sherman collected a loose ball at midfield and sent the ball toward the Mount net while on his back. The ball found James Synowiez wide-open in front of the cage, and he buried the shot to make the score 4-2 at the half.
The Mount grabbed a 5-2 lead when Scalley found Schmidt open streaking toward the cage on a change. Schmidt buried the shot for his second goal of the contest. Manhattan's Kelly Mahon responded just 13 seconds later to make it 5-3. Spatarella's extra-man goal with 5:13 left in the third made it a 5-4 contest.
The Mount, however, held on from there to preserve the win. Goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) made a game-saving stop in the final minute to give the Mount the win. Manhattan's Sal Perrotto found Justin Jensen wide-open at the top of the crease, but Jensen's point-blank shot was denied by DiBartolo with 49 seconds remaining.
Mount St. Mary's held a 31-to-27 advantage in shots and a 25-to-16 margin in ground balls. The Mount's Ben Trapp (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) won 10-of-13 face-offs while collecting a game-high nine ground balls. DiBartolo made 10 saves in the win while Fiorillo had nine saves for Manhattan.
The Jaspers held the Mount's Cody Lehrer, who entered the game leading the nation in goals per game, off the scoreboard.
Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Wednesday, April 21, with a 7:00 p.m. game at Saint Joseph's.