OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (March 15, 2014) - Sophomore Shawn Murphy (Holbrook, N.Y.) opened the fourth period with an insurance goal for No. 10 NYIT, which proved to be the game-winning goal in the Bears 10-6 victory over Mercy College Saturday afternoon at President's Stadium. NYIT improved to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in East Coast Conference play, while the Mavericks dropped to 0-2 in league action and are 5-2 overall.
Murphy picked up a hat trick on the day with three goals. He also dished out two assists. Juniors Luke Miller (Mastic, N.Y.) and Ryan Brunet (Sound Beach, N.Y.) each had two goals, while Miller dished out three assists in the outing.
The win went to two-time ECC Goalkeeper of the Week Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.). He improved to 5-2 on the season with 10 saves made on 16 shots faced. The loss was dealt to A.J. Pellati (4-2), who made seven saves on 17 shots faced.
The contest was a back-and-fourth battle to halftime. Out of the break, Miller scored his first goal of the contest to knot the game 4-4. He then set up senior Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.) two and a half minutes later for a goal that would put the Bears up 5-4. NYIT headed into the fourth period leading 6-4.
Despite several opportunities, the Mavericks were unable to find an equalizer as NYIT cruised to a 10-6 victory.
For the Mavericks, C.J. Fleming led with two goals. Jesse Wood had one goald and one assist.
NYIT returns to action on Saturday, March 22 on the road at No. 9 Dowling. Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Brookhaven, N.Y.
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