Manhattanville vs. Wells
March 22, 2008
|Luke Dorfman||(3, 3)|
|Max Garofalo||(3, 2)|
|Vinny Menzenski||(3, 1)|
|Andrew Mcmillin||(2, 2)|
|Scott Montaldo||(2, 1)|
|Jamy Lapointe||(1, 0)|
|Matt Harold||(1, 0)|
|Mike Strauss||(1, 0)|
|Danny Hannon||(0, 1)|
|Andrew Predun||3 (1.000)|
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|The Game Story:|
|Five Valiants notched at least four points and Manhattanville scored 14 times in the first 19:59 of the game to roll by Wells Saturday afternoon at GoValiants.com Field, improving to 4-1 with their most emphatic win of the season.|
Manhattanville tore out of the locker room against the Express, scoring the game’s first goal just 2:18 in. Joey Hasbrouck (Wantagh, N.Y.), who scored that goal, added another with 10:42 left in the first quarter to make it 2-0 and the floodgates opened from there. Luke Dorfman (Freeport, N.Y.) tallied his first of the game 29 seconds later and Scott Montaldo (White Plains, N.Y.) and Max Garofalo (Yorktown, N.Y.) added goals to boost the lead to five goals before midway point of the quarter.
The Valiants led 7-0 heading into the second quarter and went on another huge run early in that frame, adding seven more goals in the first five minutes of the second. Garofalo and Hasbrouck each scored three times during the opening 14-goal spurt, with Garofalo adding two assists to his line.
Manhattanville went into halftime up 16-0 before the Express got on the board with 3:52 left in the third. The Valiants would add three more goals later, including the first career goal from Jeff Richards (New Rochelle, N.Y.) in the final minute of the game.
In all, nine different Valiants scored goals and 10 had at least one point. Dorfman led the way with six points (three goals and three assists), with Garofalo netting five points, and Hasbrouck and Andrew McMillan (Garden City, N.Y.) finishing with four points apiece. Manhattanville also had a big edge in ground balls (48-35 overall, 32-15 in the first half) and got six ground balls from both Dorfman and Shane Fanini (Bristol, Pa.).
Andrew Predun (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) got the start in goal and earned the win, making only four first half saves. Freshman Nick Foote (Trumbull, Conn.) came on for the second 30 minutes and made a career-high 12 saves.
Justin Zehr was saddled with the loss for Wells (0-4), making eight saves. Adam Neider fired 10 shots on cage and came away with the lone Express goal.
The Valiants out-shot Wells 43-24 and had a dominating 30-6 edge in shots in the first half. The Valiants were also dominant in the face off circle, winning 18-of-24 for the game, and had an effective day with an extra man, converting four of their first seven chances.
Manhattanville (4-1) is now only one victory away from matching their 2007 win total, and will go for that win Wednesday against Mount Saint Vincent at 4:00 p.m. Live Gametracker coverage of that game will be available at www.GoValiants.com.