Mount Saint Vincent vs. Mitchell
March 24, 2009
The Game Story:
3/24/2009 -
Mike Shea finished with five points on Tuesday against Mitchell.
Yonkers, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent Men’s Lacrosse team had 12 different players score goals on Tuesday and had six players net at least two as it cruised to a 22-2 victory over Mitchell. Sophomore Mike Shea (Congers, N.Y.) led the offensive attack with four markers, while rookie Rowan Frederick (Brooklyn, N.Y.) handed out five assists.

The Dolphins scored the first nine goals of the game before Mitchell’s Adam Grillo put the Mariners on the board with 6:08 left before halftime. Brian Zambri (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored a man-up goal for the Dolphins over that stretch and Shea netted a goal with the Mount a man down.

After the Grillo marker for Mitchell the Dolphins went back to work to score 13 straight goals with Chris Guastamacchia (Goshen, N.Y.) scoring two goals, Bill Raftery (Bronx, N.Y.) scoring a goal and Ryan Brunelle (Carmel, N.Y.) netting back-to-back tallies in the fourth quarter.

Six different players scored their first goals of the season in the game, including Guastamacchia, Brunelle and Raftery. Also finding the back of the cage for the first time in 2009 were Matt Esandrio (Waterbury, Conn.), Larry Caputo (Hicksville, N.Y.) with two goals and Mike Visintin (Yonkers, N.Y.).

Visintin also finished the game with three assists for the Mount, while Bill Downes (Barkhamsted, Conn.) added a goal and an assist and Ryan O’Dougherty (Middletown, N.J.) posted a helper to go along with three goals.

Shea finished off a five point evening with an assist to go with his four goals, while Cavan Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y.) joined O’Dougherty with a three goal performance.

Frederick picked up eight groundballs to lead the Mount, while Valance scooped five. Overall in the game Mount Saint Vincent picked up 60 groundballs to 36 for visiting Mitchell.

For the game, the Dolphins also held the edge in shots 49-23 and won 16 of the 28 face-offs taken. Mount Saint Vincent was successful on 17 clearing attempts and went 2-4 with extra man opportunities.

Junior Mike Nuzzi (Westbury, N.Y.) improved to 3-3 for the Dolphins in goal with 11 saves, including six in the second quarter. He also picked up three groundballs. His counterpart Gregory Jameson made 10 stops and scooped six groundballs.

The win ends a mini two game losing skid for the Dolphins and improves their overall record to 3-3 on the season. Next up for the Mount is a club contest against New Paltz on Saturday. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m.