March 3, 2012

Mawdsley Scores Four but Pioneers Fall at Dartmouth, 11-10

HANOVER, NH (March 3, 2012) - Sacred Heart sophomore Mike Mawdsley (Innisfil, Ontario) tied his career-high with four goals but Dartmouth junior Chris Costabile and senior Drew Tunney combined for 10 goals and six assists to lead the Big Green to a 11-10 win Saturday afternoon on Scully-Fahey Field.  The Pioneers drop to 0-3 to start the year while Dartmouth is now 2-0.

Costabile scored seven of the Big Green's 11 goals on the day with Tunney setting him up on six of the seven.  Tunney added three markers himself for a nine point afternoon.  Dartmouth never trailed in the win and out shot the Pioneers 44-33.

Tunney scored two of his three in the first quarter to lead the Big Green to a 4-2 lead after one.  SHU senior midfielder Parker Wilson (Cary, NC) scored his first of the season to tie the game at 1-1 and sophomore Tom Sardelli (Rochester, MI) made it 4-2 to close out the quarter.

The Pioneers opened the second with a goal from senior Chris Casey (Duxbur, MA) and after Costabile's second, tied the game at 5-5.  Mawdsely scored his first off a pass from Tim Sanders (Asburn, VA) at 9:31 and Casey knotted the game at 5-5 with a goal at 6:55.  The Big Green wasted little time in responding, as Costabile notched his third just 39 seconds later to start a run of four-straight from the junior that spilled into the third quarter.

Costabile sent his team to the locker room up 7-5 at the half and then made it 9-5 with the two more in the third.  Mawdsley cut it to a three goal deficit and Matt Ferrino (Orchard Park, NY) delivered a man-up goal, unassisted, to start the fourth.

Dartmouth got some breathing room as Costabile and Tunney went back-to-back at 6:39 and 5:21 to lead 11-7.  For the second-straight game the Pioneers staged a late rally that fell just short.  Casey tallied his second at 3:58 followed by a man-up Mawdsley goal at 2:54.  SHU got within one with 37 seconds left on Mawdsley's fourth and won the ensuing face-off but a pair of turnovers in the closing seconds dashed away any chance of a potential tying goal.

Sophomore Ryan Hughes (Bayport, NY) got the start in goal and turned away 12 Dartmouth shots on the day.  Sophomore midfielder Matt Gannon (Huntington, NY) passed out a career-high four assists in the loss.

The Pioneers are right back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Yale for a 6:00 pm start.