OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (April 5, 2014) - Led by Luke Miller's (Mastic, N.Y.) game-high 11 points, the No. 11 NYIT men's lacrosse team defeated Roberts Wesleyan 19-3 Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference action. The Bears improved to 8-3 on the season and 5-1 in league play, while the Redhawks evened to 2-2 in ECC action and are 6-3 overall.
The win went to rookie Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.), who improved to 8-3 overall. He made nine saves on 11 shots faced. The loss was dealt to Matt Hamilton (6-3), who made 10 saves on 29 shots faced.
The Bears opened 6-1 as Triola notched a hat trick in the first period of play. He scored the game-winning goal off an assist for Nick Pelella (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.). Miller's hat trick came with the second goal of the second period that gave NYIT an 8-1 lead. Murphy was the third Bear to pick up the hat trick. He earned it with a man-up goal with 8:23 to play in the second half that made it an 11-1 game.
NYIT returns to action on Saturday, April 12 when it hosts Molloy in Alumni Day action. Face-off is scheduled for Noon at President's Stadium.
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