Mount Saint Mary's vs. Vmi
March 10, 2012
|Brett Schmidt||(4, 3)|
|Christian Kellett||(2, 4)|
|Andrew Scalley||(2, 3)|
|Bryant Schmidt||(3, 0)|
|Daniel Stranix||(1, 1)|
|Robert Owen||(1, 1)|
|Connor Carey||(1, 0)|
|Mike Adkins||(1, 0)|
|Chris Klaiber||6 (0.667)|
|Kevin Hess||2 (0.667)|
|Mount Saint Mary's||2-2|
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|Drew Leonard||(2, 0)|
|Chris Kitchen||(0, 1)|
|Mike Deblasio||(0, 1)|
|Colin Bosse||(0, 1)|
|Keith Long||(1, 0)|
|Ande Caldwell||(1, 0)|
|J Rice||7 (0.318)|
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|The Game Story:|
|Emmitsburg, Md. (March 10, 2012)--Mount St. Mary's rolled to a 15-4 win over VMI at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Seniors Brett Schmidt and Christian Kellett each matched career highs for points in the victory.|
Schmidt finished with four goals and three assists for seven points to pace the Mount offense in the victory. He matched his career high of seven points set at Detroit on April 10, 2010. Kellett, making his first start on attack for the Mount since his freshman season, added two goals and four assists for six points, his third career six-point day. Andrew Scalley added a five-point game on two goals and three assists while Bryant Schmidt chipped in a hat trick in the victory.
Midfielders Daniel Stranix and Robert Owen each had a goal and an assist for the Mount (2-2) while Connor Carey and Mike Adkins also scored in the victory.
Face-off specialist Jon Marsalese had a strong showing, winning 14-of-20 face-offs in the game. In goal, Chris Klaiber made six saves while allowing just three goals in 55:05 of action. Kevin Hess played the final 4:55, making two saves while allowing one goal.
Drew Leonard scored two goals for VMI (0-6) while Keith Long and Anderson Caldwell also scored for the Keydets. J Rice made seven saves in the cage.
Adkins gave the Mount a 1-0 lead 2:46 into the game, converting a feed from Scalley. That was the only goal of the first quarter as the teams combined for 10 turnovers and just nine shots in the opening 15 minutes.
The Mountaineers broke the game open by scoring six goals over the opening 8:15 of the second quarter. Kellett started the streak with his first goal of the game 47 seconds into the quarter with Scalley picking up the assist on the play. The Mount made it 3-0 when Robert Owen raced the length of the field on a clear and found Kellett wide-open to the left of the cage. Kellett was able to convert his shot to give the Mount a three-goal lead.
Bryant Schmidt, Stranix, Brett Schmidt and Scalley rounded out the run to push the lead to 7-0 with 6:45 left in the second quarter. The final two goals came eight seconds apart. Leonard's goal with 3:25 left in the quarter cut the Mount lead to 7-1 at the half.
Long scored early in the second half to cut the Mount lead to 7-2, but the Mount scored twice in the final 1:26 of the third quarter to make the score 9-2.
VMI opened the scoring in the fourth quarter when Mike DeBlasio found Caldwell wide open in front of the cage to cut the Mount lead to 9-3. Mount St. Mary's, however, scored three times in a span of 16 seconds to put the game away. Brett Schmidt converted a Kellett pass just nine seconds after the VMI goal to make it 10-3. Nine seconds later Owen scored his first goal of the year and Brett Schmidt complete his hat trick just seven seconds later for an 11-3 lead.
The Mount outshot VMI 30-27 in the game and held a 24-14 advantage in ground balls. Mount St. Mary's won 16-of-23 face-offs in the contest.
The Mount returns to action on Tuesday, March 13, at Georgetown with a 7:00 p.m. face-off.
Game Notes: The Mount is now 17-2 all-time against VMI since moving to NCAA Division I in 1989...Freshman Kyle O'Brien and sophomore Tim Durkin each made their first collegiate starts for the Mount defense...John Anderson and O'Brien each had two caused turnovers for the Mount.