Molloy vs. Dominican (ca)
March 9, 2010
The Game Story:
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Mar. 9, 2010) Ė Senior midfielder Albert Maione (West Islip, N.Y.) and sophomore attackman Ryan Kudlek (Oceanside, N.Y.) sported a game-high six points apiece on Tuesday to lead the Molloy College menís lacrosse team past Dominican University by a result of 17-8 at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Maione totaled four goals and two assists, while Kudlek notched four assists and a pair of assists. With the win, the Lions went to 2-2 overall.

Up 2-1 with four-plus minutes left in the first quarter, Molloy earned two unanswered goals within a time of 1:15 to take a three-score lead. Junior midfielder Chris Oswald (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Kevin Catalano (Levittown, N.Y.) were the catalysts as they each raked their first of the season. Soon after, the Lions led 7-3 with 2:00 to go before the intermission. The duo of Maione and Kudlek struck the back of the mesh prior to the break, which the hosts headed into ahead by a four-goal count (8-4).

Leading 10-6 with under five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Molloy picked up three goals before the clock hit zero. Kudlek dished assists on two man-up tallies. Maione got one of the goals at the 3:44 juncture. The Lions put the game away for good with four straight goals over a five-minute stint in the fourth quarter. That gave them a 17-6 cushion. Senior attackman Matt Dolan (North Massapequa, N.Y.) had the first two goals on unassisted efforts. Overall, the Lions owned a 48-35 edge in shots and a 42-30 margin in ground balls.

Maione added three ground balls and one caused turnover. Dolan earned three points (2 G, 1 A) and one ground ball. Junior attackman John Scorcia (Franklin Square, N.Y.) had three tallies. Junior midfielder Frank Limanni (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and junior defenseman Joe Vissichelli (Hicksville, N.Y.) picked up a combined total of 12 ground balls. Limanni also won 12 face-offs. Junior defenseman Dan Toscano (Bethpage, N.Y.) notched three ground balls. Freshman goalie Tommy Bruno (Wantagh, N.Y.) stopped five shots.

For the Penguins (1-4), freshman attackman Jim Little (Sacramento, Calif.) and sophomore midfielder Reed Upson (Davis, Calif.) each recorded a hat trick. Little also accumulated three ground balls. Freshman midfielder Cam Evangelho (Santa Margarita, Calif.) tallied three points (2 G, 1 A), three ground balls and one caused turnover. Senior defenseman Corey Whelan (Oak Park, Calif.) registered three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Between the pipes, freshman goaltender Sam Darrow (Oak Park, Calif.) made nine saves.

Head Coach Eric Petrullo and the Lions return to the field this Saturday when they start up a four-game road trip and their East Coast Conference slate in Erie, Pa. versus third-ranked Mercyhurst College. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.