WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2014) - Led by Cory Triola's (Levittown, N.Y.) game-high five goals, the No. 10 NYIT men's lacrosse team registered a 22-7 dominating East Coast Conference win over the University of the District of Columbia Saturday night at Georgetown Field. The Bears improved to 7-3 on the season and 4-1 in league action, while the Firebirds dropped to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in ECC play.
Junior Luke Miller (Mastic, N.Y.) led the game with eight points on four goals and four assists. Triola added to his tally five goals, bringing his career mark to 108. Redshirt freshman Tom Hughes (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) added three goals and three assists for his first career hat trick.
The win went to rookie Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.). He improved to 6-3 in the cage with six saves made on 11 shots faced. The loss was dealt to Tom Yancheski (2-5), who made 10 saves on 27 faced.
The Bears took a total of 55 shots with 37 on goal and 22 converting into scoring plays. NYIT dominated at the face-off winning 27 of 31 attempted.
NYIT plowed through the first period with a 9-0 lead. The eventual game-winner was scored by Miller with 2:18 to play in the first stanza. Hughes dished out the assist. UDC broke through the silence in the second period. Ending an 11-0 run by the Bears was Chase Fraser, who scored the Firebirds first goal in a man-up situation with 8:55 to play. Less than a minute later UDC had its second goal but back-to-back strikes from Hughes gave the Bears a 13-2 lead at halftime.
NYIT returns to action on Saturday, April 5 when it hosts Roberts Wesleyan. Face-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at President's Stadium in Old Westbury, N.Y.
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