LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (March 8, 2014) - Junior Ryan Brunet (Sound Beach, N.Y.) netted his fourth goal of the season and second of the contest to give No. 12 NYIT an East Coast Conference opening win over No. 14 Chestnut Hill Saturday afternoon at PW Football Stadium in Lafayette Hill, Pa. The Bears went on to win 10-4.
Junior Luke Miller (Mastic, N.Y.) led the game with five points on two goals and three assists. Senior Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.) netted a hat trick in the outing to bring his career tally to 91 goals thus far. He ranks 10th all-time.
The win went to reigning ECC Goalie of the Week Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.). He and the Bears improved to 3-2 on the season as he made 10 saves on 14 shots faced. The loss was dealt to Joseph Donnelly, who made 11 saves on 21 shots faced. He and the Griffins are 1-3 on the season.
It was a quite first period even though Chestnut Hill walked away with a 1-0 lead. Yet, NYIT owned the second with Brunet knotting the score 1-1 and Miller giving the Bears a 2-1 lead at halftime.
The Bears and Griffins split the third period with Triola scoring bookend goals to open and close the period. NYIT led 4-3. A man-up goal for Chestnut Hill tied the game 4-4 with 11:21 to go in the fourth period and the score remained that way until the 8:25 mark when Brunet netted the eventual game-winning goal off an assist from Miller. Three minutes later, Miller set up sophomore Shawn Murphy (Holbrook, N.Y.) for the Bears' insurance goal, 6-4.
NYIT returns to action on Wednesday, March 12 when it hosts Bentley in its 2014 home opener. Face-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. at President's Stadium in Old Westbury, N.Y.
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