FRANKLIN, Mass.- An 11-1 run that stretched over the span of three quarters helped the Dean College Bulldogs blow the game open against Mitchell College on Saturday, en route to a 13-4 victory at Grant Field. The win was Dean's fifth straight victory, improving their record to 5-1 on the year.
After a slow first quarter that saw only one goal for the first fourteen minutes, the Bulldogs scored as the buzzer expired to take a 2-0 lead into the break. Kyle Pucci fed Anthony Trasacco in transition, and Trasacco finished through the five-hole as the clock hit zero.
Mitchell got on the board first in the second quarter, with a goal from Jacob Setzko at the 9:28 mark cutting the lead to 2-1. Dean then ripped off the next four goals, including three in a span of just over two minutes, to lead 6-1 at halftime. Pucci, Trasacco, Andrew Kydes, and Marcus Richardson all added tallies during the run. Brody Fredericks had two assists.
Dean scored 4 of the 5 goals in the third quarter to give themselves a 10-2 cushion going into the fourth quarter. Pucci scored three of the team's four goals, attacking from the midfield and creating havoc. Trasacco scored the other goal on the first possesion of the half.
The Bulldogs scored 3 to start the fourth including a goal from Fredericks on a feed from defensemen Aidan Carr, before Mitchell tacked on two in the closing minutes for the 13-4 final tally.
Pucci finished with 4 goals and 3 assists to lead all scorers. Trasacco had 4 goals and 1 assist, Fredericks had 1 and 2 and Kydes had 2 and 1. Kydes also went 12-14 on faceoffs and had 13 ground balls. Jake Anderson made 12 saves for the Bulldogs, registering a 75% save percentage. Westley Reel had 1 caused turnover and 2 ground balls while playing stout defense throughout the contest.
Mitchell was led by McCarthy Brodaski, who had 2 goals. Jacob Setzko had 1 goal and 1 assist and Kyle Marsh added the other goal. JD Lemay made 26 saves on 39 shots.
Dean next plays Daniel Webster at home on Wednesday, faceoff is set for 3:30.
Mitchell travels to Nichols on Wednesday for a 4:00 start.