Manhattanville vs. Us Merchant Marine
April 23, 2005
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The Game Story:
April 23, 2005 - Junior Andy Nagy (Greeley, Maine) led the Valiants with four goals in a 19-11 loss to Knickerbocker Lacrosse Conference opponent, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Mariners.

The Valiants once again came out strong in the beginning of the game and held a 3-1 advantage after the first quarter. But their second and third quarter woes continued as the Valiants watched the Mariners net 13 goals in two quarters and were only able to answer with three of their own.

In what has become the story of their season, the Valiants once again surged in the fourth quarter but found themselves too far behind to take a victory.

“We played a great first quarter and an inspired fourth quarter,” said Head Coach Dan Mulholland. “In our next game, our last game, we will play all four quarters.”

Before the game Manhattanville honored the career of eight seniors including, George Blyler (Yonkers, N.Y.), Matt Yardis (Greenwich, Conn.), Tom DePrimo (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.), Rob Wodarski (Staten Island, N.Y.), Alex Pientka (Philadelphia, Pa.), Chris Zelles (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), James Clancy (Floral Park, N.Y.), and Jim Seymour (Freeport, N.Y.).

“It is always hard to see guys go,” added Mulholland. “In particular I feel bad about losing Clancy and Seymour. They have played together through think and thin all four years.”

Sean Dougherty led the Mariners with seven goals.

The Mariners out shot the Valiants 48-27 on the afternoon.

Senior Alex Pientka (Philadelphia, Pa.) stood strong between the pipes and stopped 15 shots for the Valiants. Kings Point keeper John Pagano made seven saves on the afternoon.

Manhattanville fell to 4-9 overall and 0-6 in the Knickerbocker while Kings Point now stands at 4-6 overall.

Manhattanville will wrap up their season on the road tomorrow, April 24th against Neumann at 4:30 p.m.