Mount Ida vs. Rivier
March 31, 2012
The Game Story:
Saturday, March, 31, 2012 (Newton, Massachusetts) - Mount Ida College men's lacrosse ninth year Head Coach Andrew Fink collected his 100th career victory Saturday afternoon in a 20-1 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) win over visiting Rivier College. The Mustangs scored the first 13 goals of the contest through 31 minutes of play until the Raiders got on the board with their only score of the contest early in the third quarter.

Mount Ida improves to an overall record of 6-3 collecting their sixth straight victory with a perfect league standing of 3-0 while the visitors fall to 4-3 for the year with a GNAC slate of 1-2.

The Mustangs were led by freshman attacker Michael Trocchi (Danvers, MA/Danvers) tallying a game-high three goals with one assist. Six Mount Ida players added two goals a piece led by junior Nick Yacuzzi (Worcester, MA/St. John's-Shrewsbury) who also chipped in a dish. Senior's Brendan Hylan (Clinton, CT/The Morgan School) and Ian Saunders (Glens Falls, NY/Glens Falls), sophomore's Anthony Genualdo (Peabody, MA/Mystic Valley) and Kyle Cordaro (Worcester, MA/Hebron Academy) and freshman Steven Koziski (Peabody, MA/Peabody) all added two goals each. Five other Mustangs added a goal a piece coming from junior's Ryan Tirelli (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown), Jake Davis (Chester, NH/Pinkerton Academy) and Gilson Fernandes Jr. (Saugus, MA/Saugus), sophomore J.T. Hoyt (Westfield, MA/Westfield) and freshman Greg Polish (Bow, NH/Bow) all added one score each.

Fernandes and Polish dished out two helpers each while Hoyt, Saunders, senior's Stephen Tomasco (Milford, CT/Trumbull) and Michael Conway (Grafton, MA/Blackstone Valley Tech) and sophomore's Zach Rosen (East Greenwich, RI/St. Andrew's School) and Kyle Danehy (Marlborough, MA/Marl borough) added one assist.

The visiting Raiders scored only one goal coming on an unassisted bid from the stick of freshman attacker/midfielder Ryan Woolaver (Tewksbury, MA/Shawsheen Tech) in the 11th minute of the third quarter.

Mount Ida dominated the middle circle led by Danehy who went a perfect 8-8 while freshman Michael Mattiello (Johnston, RI/Bishop Hendricken) was also near flawless going 7-8.

Three goaltenders saw action for the Mustangs with netminder Jimmy McAllister (Smithfield, RI/LaSalle Academy) starting the game only to get pulled after half of the first quarter due to the large lead Mount Ida had built. Sophomore back-up Craig Bray (New Canann, CT/Vermont Academy) saw action until the midway point only adding one save. Freshman Anthony Montelbano (Matawan, NJ/Old Bridge) played the final two quarters denying seven Raider attempts.

Rivier goaltender, junior Chris Benoit (Blackstone, MA/Blackstone-Millville Regional), played all 60 minutes with 19 saves. Mount Ida attempted 58 shots for the contest adding to a long day from Benoit.

The hosts were also near perfect in clears going 27-for-29 while the visitors were unsuccessful on 10 chances at 23-for-33.

Mount Ida will travel to GNAC associate member Daniel Webster College Wednesday evening with game time slated for 4:00 p.m.