Catholic vs. Manhattanville
February 27, 2002
The Game Story:
(Philadelphia, PA^×February 27) - In a night where the Manhattanville College freshman class was on full display, the Valiants scored their biggest win in the three-year cpaching tenure of Dan Mulholland as they took an early lead and never looked back, beating Catholic University 10-6 in a non-league neutral site night game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Manhattanville win avenges a 21-3 drubbing at the hands of Catholic nearly two years to the day the last time the two Division III teams faced each other.

Freshmen Jim Seymour, Scott Cohen, and Jim Frattarola provided much of the scoring punch for Manhattanville, combining for eight of Manhattanville's goals and adding three assists, with Seymour notching four goals and Cohen amassing five points. Another freshman, goalie Eric DeRosa, a San Francisco, California native, made 12 saves in his debut for the Valiants.

Rob Rochford chipped in two goals and two assists for Manhattanville (1-0) and Jason Massett notched three assists.

Manhattanville opened the scoring just two minutes into the game on a goal by Seymour and never looked back as the Valiants never trailed. A 4-2 halftime lead was extended during a 5-1 run in the third quarter that included three extra-man goals for Manhattanville. During the fourth quarter, DeRosa stopped six out of seven shots he faced to preserve the win.

For Catholic (0-3) Jimmy Nalls scored twice and Eric Slagle and Andrew Donnelly each added a goal in a losing effort while goalie Matt Monfett registered 17 saves.

Manhattanville next faces Swarthmore in its home opener on Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 while Catholic faces Ursinus on March 4 at noon.