OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (March 12, 2014) - Senior Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.) netted a hat trick in the first period to help No. 10 NYIT to an 8-2 win over Bentley Wednesday afternoon at President's Stadium. The Bears improved to 4-2 on the season and the Falcons dropped to 0-2 overall.
Triola owned all three of NYIT's goals in the first period as the Bears led 3-1 at the end of the first 15 minutes. Junior Luke Miller (Mastic, N.Y.) dished out two assists and sophomore Shawn Murphy (Holbrook, N.Y.) had the assist on what would eventually be the game-winning goal.
The second and third periods yielded one goal each to put NYIT up 5-1. Redshirt freshman Tom Hughes (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) scored unassisted in the second and Miller netted one unassisted in the third.
In the fourth, the Bears pushed ahead to an 8-1 advantage with a goal from Will Kistinger (Bohemia, N.Y.) with 10:10 to play and Ryan Brunet (Sound Beach, N.Y.) less than a minute later. Triola scored NYIT's last goal of the contest off an assist from Miller with 8:33 to play before Bentley had the final say with a goal from Cutler Dimond with 5:58 remaining.
Two-time ECC Goalkeeper of the Week Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.) picked up the win with 10 saves on 12 shots faced. He improved to 4-2 on the season. The loss was dealt to Josh Baker (0-2), who made six saves on 14 shots faced.
NYIT returns to action on Saturday, March 15 when it hosts Mercy College in East Coast Conference action. Face-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. at President's Stadium.
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