Lebanon Valley vs. Centenary
March 7, 2012
The Game Story:
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Fourth-quarter goals by Malik Pedroso and Alex Beard led Lebanon Valley to a comeback 5-4 win over Centenary to improve to 2-1 this season.

The Dutchmen reversed the scoreline from last year's meeting, when the Cyclones (1-2) scored in overtime to win 5-4.

A remarkably even game saw no penalties as LVC led 37-30 on shots. Both goalies were on their game as Mike Moll stopped 10 for LVC - including four in the fourth quarter - and Grant Nice made 14 saves for Centenary.

Ian Schmid scored twice for LVC, and Matt Roupe added a late first-quarter goal. Centenary had four different scorers. Scott Sutton keyed LVC with a 7-6 face-off advantage.

LVC went up five minutes in on an unassisted Schmid goal, but Cameron Gunn put the Cyclones on the board with 5:23 remaining off Robert Nuzzolese's feed. Roupe converted Beard's assist with 1:15 left in the quarter to take a 2-1 lead, and it stayed that way to the half as neither team found the cage in the second quarter.

Centenary's Joshua Caven tallied from Gunn to start the third, but Schmid retook a 3-2 lead for LVC when his shot was deflected and went in off the back of a defender.

The Cyclones took their first lead of the game with consecutive goals by Conor Nolan and Nuzzolese, but LVC took the lead for good thanks to a pair of goals 40 seconds apart. Ryan Lanigan keyed LVC's fourth goal with a caused turnover off Nolan, clearing the ball and feeding a diving Pedroso to tie it at 4-4 with 8:42 remaining; less than a minute later, Jordan Mayr found Beard to go ahead 5-4.

LVC then shut it down on defense, with Moll coming up with a big save on Gunn with 1:18 left, and LVC repelled three shots in the final 12 seconds, including a final bid by Nolan at the horn.

The Dutchmen stay at home to host Immaculata on Saturday.