Mount rallies past Manhattan, 10-6

Mountaineers to face Siena in MAAC title game Sunday

May 07, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Brett Schmidt had three goals and two assists, and goalie T.C. DiBartolo made 20 saves to lead Mount St. Mary's to a come-from-behind, 10-6 victory over Manhattan in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinal Friday at Marist's Tanney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Playing in its first title game since 2006, the Mount will face Siena, a 9-7 winner over Marist, on Sunday at noon.

Mount St. Mary's (11-4) trailed 6-4 late in the third quarter before scoring the game's final six goals. The game was a rematch of last year's MAAC tournament semifinal, which Manhattan won, 5-3.

Schmidt's five-point day led the Mount offense, while Cody Lehrer and Bryant Schmidt added two goals each in the victory. Lehrer has 48 on the season, matching Josh Warfield (2001) for the second-best single-season mark in school history. Andrew Scalley added a goal and an assist for the Mount as well.

The Mountaineers were outshot in the game, 42-32, while Manhattan held a 28-19 advantage in ground balls. Sal Spatarella and Chace Calkin had two goals each for Manhattan, while goalkeeper Jon Fiorillo made nine saves.

Siena 9, Marist 7: Bryan Neufeld had four goals to lead the Saints (12-4) past the Red Foxes (8-7) in a MAAC semfiinal.

AAC Defensive Player of the Year Brent Herbst made 13 saves.

No. 8 Princeton 7, No. 16 Yale 6: Jack McBride scored two of his three goals in the opening 3:30 of the fourth quarter, and the Tigers (10-4) held on to beat the Bulldogs (10-4) in an Ivy League semifinal in Ithaca, N.Y.

With Yale down 7-2, Matt Fuchs and Gregory Mahony each scored twice to bring the Bulldogs within a goal, but they got no closer.

Honors: Tony Seaman, who led Towson to its fourth outright Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title, was named CAA Coach of the Year.

Tigers senior midfielder Will Harrington (Friends), graduate student midfielder Christian Pastirik (St. Mary's) and sophomore defenseman Marc Ingerman were named All-CAA first-team selections, and junior goalie Travis Love (Winters Mill) made the second team. Freshman midfielder Ryan DeSmit (Friends) was named to the rookie team.

Virginia: The father of Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia has died. He was 86. Dominic Joseph Starsia had been in hospice care since February, the school said.

Women

No. 2 Northwestern 15, Penn State 9: Molly Fernandez (McDonogh) tied her season high with four goals but the Nittany Lions (10-7) lost in an American Lacrosse Conference semifinal at Columbus, Ohio.

The Wildcats (16-1), led by Katrina Dowd's six goals, won their fourth ALC playoff game against Penn State. Five-time defending league champion Northwestern beat Penn State, 13-3, in last year's championship game.

Penn State drew even at 4 before Northwestern went on a 4-1 run late in the first half.

No. 11 Vanderbilt 16, Florida 9: Allie Frank and Sarah Downing each scored twice to power the Commodores (12-4) past the Gators (10-8) in an ALC semfinal.

Vanderbilt faces Northwestern on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the conference championship.

Thursday night: Senior Christina Dove (Bel Air) scored with 2:02 left in the fourth overtime Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J., to lift Syracuse to a 12-11 victory over Notre Dame and put the Orange into the Big East championship game today at 1 p.m.

The game was the longest in the four-year history of the Big East championship and was the longest game either school had ever been involved in. Dove finished with three goals and an assist, giving her 58 straight games with a point.

On Wednesday, Dove was named the Big East Midfielder of the Year for the second straight season, becoming the first player in league history to win the award in back-to-back years.

Division III honors: Salisbury senior attacker Kim Cudmore (Bel Air) was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and the Sea Gulls' Jim Nestor was named Coach of the Year for the eighth straight season.

Cudmore was joined on the All-CAC first team by four teammates: senior midfielders Jessica Chmielewski (South Carroll) and Beth Rhodey (Notre Dame Prep) and senior defenders Jess Glazer (Mount Hebron) and Sarah McKinley (Dulaney). Junior attack Logan Bilderback (Broadneck) and junior midfielder Aileen McCausland (Hereford) made the second team.

The first team also included Mary Washington sophomore attacker Catherine Kennedy (Lutheran), St. Mary's freshman midfielder Lauriann Parker (Glenelg), Stevenson senior midfielder Lauren Zegowitz and Stevenson sophomore defender Lauren Taguding (Towson).

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