The difference during the early going was face-offs as Maritime (1-1) won the first nine draws and dominated time of possession during the first 15 minutes. As soon as the Dolphins began winning face-offs, the level of play evened and Mount Saint Vincent tried valiantly to narrow the gap. With the exception of a brief stretch during the third quarter in which Maritime outscored the Mount 5-1, the game was completely even after the first quarter. For the Dolphins, Brendan Dunbar (Floral Park, NY/Floral Park HS), Jason Reynolds (Centereach, NY/Middle Country HS), and Bryan Winter (Islip, NY/Islip HS) each scored twice for the Dolphins, and Dunbar and Winter registered three points apiece.
But the story of the game for Mount Saint Vincent was Egan, who was incredible between the pipes for the Dolphins. Not only did he make 19 saves despite a nearly relentless Maritime attack, but most of his saves were of the spectacular variety.
Mount Saint Vincent will now regroup and head out on their first-ever Spring Break trip as the Dolphins head to Greensboro, North Carolina for two games. On Friday, March 10 the Mount will square off with Division II St. Anselm at Northeast High School in Greensboro. On Monday, March 13 the Dolphins will meet Greensboro College at 3:30 p.m.