WATERBURY, Conn. (April 25, 2014) - The No. 7 NYIT men's lacrosse team brought the 2014 regular-season t a close with an 18-4 non-conference victory over Post University Friday afternoon. The Bears improved to 12-3 on the season, while the Eagles dropped to 4-11 overall.
Junior Luke Miller (Mastic, N.Y.) and sophomore Shawn Murphy (Holbrook, N.Y.) led the charge with four goals and two assists each. Senior Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.) added three goals, while George Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Nick Haiduk (Holbrook, N.Y.) chipped in with two goals each.
Rookie goalie Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.) earned the win with seven saves made on 11 shots faced in 50:30 minutes played. Classmate Peter Izzo (Merrick, N.Y.) came in for 9:30 to close out the game. He made one save on one shot faced. The loss was dealt to Anthony DeRosa (3-7), who made 23 saves on 41 shots faced.
Although NYIT scored first, Miller unassisted, Post responded with back-to-back goals over the course of a minute to claim the Eagles' only lead of the contest, 2-1 with 7:21 remaining in the first period. Miller struck again to knot the score at two a piece before Triola put the Bears up 3-2. Miller then scored the game-winning goal in a man-up opportunity with 1:39 to play in the first half.
Post tried to rally in the second but only managed two more goals. NYIT then produced 10 unanswered goals to close out the contest 18-4.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday, April 30 when they host the Pioneers of LIU Post in the East Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Semifinal. Face-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. at President's Stadium.
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