Second-Half Surge Lifts Hobart Past Mount St. Mary’s

Second-Half Surge Lifts Hobart Past Mount St. Mary’s

Geneva, N.Y. (April 22, 2017) – Hobart registered 12 goals in the second half to come back and top Mount St. Mary's University, 15-8, in Northeast Conference play on Saturday afternoon. Chris DiPretoro led the Mount in the contest with five points on four goals and one assist.

Frank Brown led all scorers in the tilt with eight points (6g, 2a), and Justin Scott (2g, 2a) and Max Romm (2g) helped pace the Statesmen attack with four goals combined.

DiPretoro (4g, 1a) and Ryan Lamon (2g, 1a) were the two Mountaineers with multi-goal games, while Bubba Johnson and Spencer Smith tallied a goal apiece.

Jackson Brown posted 10 saves to earn the win in goal for Hobart. Matt Vierheller made 11 saves in the losing effort between the pipes for the Mount.

After an even first period that saw the teams tied at three goals apiece, the Mount's defensive unit stepped up in the second, holding Hobart scoreless over the 15-minute stretch.

A goal from DiPretoro midway through the second off a feed from Matt Haggerty pushed the Mount out in front, 4-3.

Just over three minutes later, the Mount got on the board again on Lamon's second goal of the afternoon to stretch the team's lead to 5-3, which they took into the halftime break.

The Mount scored the opening tally of the third quarter, but Hobart responded with five unanswered goals in a span of under three minutes to take an 8-6 lead at the 5:57 mark.

DiPretoro netted his fourth of the contest with 1:31 remaining in the period to bring the Mount back within one, but Romm answered on the other end with 19 seconds left to push the Hobart advantage to 9-7 heading into the fourth.

The Statesmen notched the opening five goals of the fourth frame, including a pair from Brown, to extend their lead to 14-7.

Johnson ended Hobart's run with a goal at the 7:24 mark, but that was the only offense the Mount was able to muster in the fourth as Hobart went on for the 15-8 victory.

With the win, the Statesmen improved to 7-6 on the year and 4-1 in conference while the Mount dropped to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in NEC play.

Mount St. Mary's returns to Emmitsburg for the regular season finale against St. Joseph's on April 29 at 3 p.m. The Mount will honor its senior class with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day.