Mount Saint Mary's vs. Siena
April 26, 2008
The Game Story:
Emmitsburg, Md. (April 26, 2008)--Siena defeated Mount St. Mary's, 12-7, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup at Waldron Family Stadium on campus on Saturday afternoon. Mount freshman Dan Mohr (Lederach, Pa./Souderton Area) scored a season-high four goals in the loss.

Siena (10-6, 4-4 MAAC), which was eliminated from the MAAC playoff race with Manhattan's win over VMI today, held a 4-0 lead at the half. Shaun Dunn opened the scoring 51 seconds into the game, firing a shot past Mount goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding). The Saints made it 2-0 when Ryan Duggan stole a DiBartolo pass and fired the ball into the empty cage with 7:53 left in the opening quarter.

The Saints added a pair of goals in the second quarter for a 4-0 lead. Chris Zarins scored an unassisted tally before Matt Girsh tallied a behind-the-back goal with 34 seconds left in the half off a pass from charly Rogener. The Mount held a 14-to-13 advantage in shots in the opening half, but Siena goalkeeper Brent Herbst made seven saves to keep the Mountaineers off the scoreboard. The Mount also held a 12-to-5 advantage in ground balls in the opening half.

The Mount got back into the game quickly when Mohr tallied back-to-back goals in the opening 2:29 of the second half. Joe Derwent (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) assisted on the first goal while Justin Schmidt (Great Mills, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) posted his first collegiate point with an assist on the second. Siena's Kenny Mazzone answered the Mohr goals, but the Mount's Brendan Harrison tallied the first of his three scores on the day to make it 5-3.

The Saints, however, countered with goals from John Rogener and Zarins before Harrison's second goal of the day made it 7-4. Siena's Bryan Hale converted a Mazzone feed to make it 8-4 heading into the final quarter.

Siena scored the first three goals of the quarter to cruise to the win. Duggan tallied two of thos scores while John Rogener had two assists in the streak. Mohr added a pair of goals while Harrison notched a goal in the quarter as the Mount fell 12-7.

Mohr's four-goal game gives him a team-high 26 goals on the season. Harrison finished with three goals and an assist for his first collegiate four-point game for the Mount while Derwent, a senior, had a pair of assists in his final home game in a Mount uniform.

Duggan led Siena with three goals while Zarins and Hale each had two goals and an assist. John Rogener and Mazzone added three-point games as well with a goal and two assists each.

Siena outshot the Mount 27-to-13 in the second half to hold a 40-27 margin in the game. Herbst made nine saves for the Saints while DiBartolo made nine for the Mount.

The Mount closes out the 2008 season on Monday night when they travel to Homewood Field in Baltimore to face No. 6 Johns Hopkins at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

Game Notes: Siena has won three straight against the Mount after Mount St. Mary's won the first 11 all-time meetings...Senior Phil Thomas also made his final appearance at Waldron Family Stadium...He had four ground balls in the game.