Big Third Quarter Lifts Mount over SHU
from press release
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Mount St. Mary's scored all
six goals in the third quarter to earn an 11-7 win at Sacred Heart
on Saturday afternoon in Northeast Conference action. Brett
Schmidt led the Mount with four goals in the victory.
Trailing 3-2 at the half, the Mount (5-5, 2-0 NEC) scored six times in the third quarter to break the game open.
Schmidt opened the scoring run 1:20 into the second half with an unassisted goal to even the score at 3-3. Daniel Stranix followed with the first of his two goals in the game just 37 seconds later to give the Mount the lead for good.
Cody Lehrer added a pair of goals while Stranix and Andrew Scalley also found the back of the cage in the third quarter to give the Mountaineers a commanding 8-3 advantage.
After Sacred Heart's Eric Madigan scored to open the fourth quarter, Schmidt tallied back-to-back scores to push the Mount lead to 10-4. Lehrer also scored in the final quarter as the Mount came away with the road victory.
Schmidt tallied a game-high four goals to pace the Mount in the game. The junior attack has scored 16 goals over the past five games.
Scalley added two goals and two assists for a four-point day. The sophomore has now scored at least one point in 27 consecutive games. Lehrer chipped in three goals and an assist with Stranix picking up a pair of goals for the Mountaineers.
Sacred Heart (4-6, 1-1 NEC) was led by Mike Mawdsley's three goals and one assist.
T.C. DiBartolo made nine saves while allowing seven goals for the Mountaineers. Zach Frank made nine saves while allowing 11 goals in 55:34 of action.
Mount St. Mary's held a 47-28 advantage in shots in the game, including a commanding 28-12 edge in the second half. The Mount won 11 of 20 face-offs, but was edged in ground balls, 31-28.
Mount St. Mary's returns to action next Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game at Quinnipiac.
Game Notes: The Mount is now 5-0 all-time against Sacred Heart...Schmidt has posted two or more points in each of the last eight games and has two or more goals in five consecutive contests...Scalley and Lehrer are tied for the team lead with 22 goals while Schmidt is right behind with 21.
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