Mars Hill vs. Saint Andrews
February 20, 2010
The Game Story:
MARS HILL, N.C.—Senior midfielder Kyle Carnaggio (Pasadena, Md.) had a team-high three points in St. Andrews Presbyterian College’s first game of the 2010 season, an 18-6 loss at Mars Hill College Saturday afternoon.
Senior Kyle Carnaggio (pictured)

The Mountain Lions (2-0), who were ranked in the top-10 in a couple preseason national polls, scored the first eight goals en route to their second win of the early season. The Knights (0-1) will host No. 4 Mercyhurst College in their home opener on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Junior Harrison Young (Upperville, Va.) netted a pair of goals to pace the Knights attack. Carnaggio finished with one goal and two assists. Freshman Andrew Pike (Dublin, Ohio) also had two helpers.

Mars Hill dominated the first period, 7-0, before Carnaggio put St. Andrews on the scoreboard at the 13:45 mark of the second stanza. Carnaggio handed out an assist on freshman Bobby Murray’s (Miami, Fla.) first collegiate goal in the seven minutes later but the Lions extended their lead to 11-2 at halftime.

Junior attackman Eric Benesch scored four of his game-high six goals in the first half. Mars Hill narrowly won the third, 3-2, and fourth, 4-2, quarters to pull away for the 12-goal victory.

The Lions took more shots, 51-29, and picked up more ground balls, 51-38, while winning 18-of-28 face offs. Mars Hill scored on 2-of-5 (40%) extra-man opportunities while SAPC was unable to score an EMO goal on its five opportunities.

Knights’ junior goalkeeper Patrick Wade (West Windsor, N.J.) made a game-high 19 saves, which was six stops shy of his career-high single game total. Sophomore counterpart Dylan Price (2-0) stopped five St. Andrews shots in 51 minutes of work to earn his second win of the season.

Nine total Lions scored including a hat trick by sophomore Cade Zulak. The sibling duo of senior Danny Farmer and junior Tyler Farmer both had four-point performances with two goals and two assists.

Junior Steven Tramonte (Coral Springs, Fla.) and freshman Riley Fink (University Park, Md.) accounted for the Knights other goals. Fink’s tally with 62 seconds left in the game was his first collegiate goal. Pike won 10-of-27 face offs and had a team-high six ground balls.