Third period rally lifts Dolphins past Giants Monday evening

La PLUME, Pa.—Keystone College was in prime position to pick up its first win of the season Monday evening against the College of Mount Saint Vincent in non-conference action at the Athletic Field and Track Complex.

The Giants trailed by only one at intermission, but the Dolphins came out strong in the third period and built up a four-goal lead en route to a 14-10 victory.

Freshman attacker Thomas Hanley led Mount Saint Vincent, now 2-8, with three goals and an assist and junior midfielder Anthony Pedatella, sophomore midfielder Nana-Kofi Agyekum, and senior defender James Fitzgerald scored two goals apiece. 

Senior midfielder Caleb Strope and senior attacker Ivor Corlette led the Giants, now 0-11, with two goals and three assists apiece and junior midfielder Alec Lloyd and freshman attacker Tyler Brock chipped in two goals apiece.

The Dolphins, who held a 38-24 advantage in shots and a 39-24 margin in ground balls, got a big lift from sophomore midfielder Jakob Cala, who won 15 of 28 face-offs, including four of six in the crucial third period when they took control of the contest behind two goals by Agyekum and one each from Mackey and Sullivan.

Leading 12-8 entering the fourth period, Mount Saint Vincent added another goal, this time by Hanley, to extend its lead to five before Brock and senior midfielder Connor Weiler sandwiched goals around one by the Fitzgerald to set the final score.

The Giants didn't help themselves, either, by committing seven penalties, which the Dolphins converted into three man-up goals.  Keystone jumped out to an early 2-0 lead behind unassisted goals by Corlette and Strope in the first three minutes before the Dolphins responded with four straight goals—one each by sophomore midfielder David Collins, junior midfielder Jarrett McLean, Fitzgerald and Pedatella—to take a 4-2 lead after the first period.

Keystone tied it twice in the second period before Pedatella gave Mount Saint Vincent's the lead for good with a goal off of a play set up by McLean with 48 seconds remaining before intermission to give the Dolphins an 8-7 lead at halftime.

The Giants will return to Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) action this Saturday, April 21, by hosting the Griffins of Gwynedd Mercy University beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Sophomores Nicholas Vazquez and Dean Orofino each played 30 minutes in goal for Keystone and made seven saves apiece while Christian Brody was credited with five for Mount Saint Vincent.

Keystone news & notes

  • Strope's two goals brings his season total to 16 and Corlette now has 14
  • Sophomore Zachary Santiago led Keystone with six ground balls
  • In addition to hosting Gwynedd Mercy Saturday, Keystone welcomes Elmira on Sunday