Top-Ranked C.W. Post Continues to Roll
from press release
Senior Joe Meo (West Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomore Eddie Plompen
(West Islip, N.Y.) tallied three goals apiece, while junior Nick
Coric (Walnut Creek, Calif) notched two goals and two assists for
the top ranked C.W. Post men’s lacrosse team, as they charged
to a 10-3 victory over Dominican College on Wednesday
The Pioneers improve to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the ECC, while Dominican slips to 3-3, 2-2 in conference play.
The first half started out scoreless for close to the first 10 minutes of play, with 6:07 remaining in the first quarter, Meo took over, scoring at hat trick in the first quarter to give C.W. Post the momentum. Meo’s first goal of the game off of a Matt Riccio (Trumbull, Conn.) feed. He scored another goal at 4:00, this time unassisted. The senior attacker rounded out his scoring with a man-up goal at 1:47, assisted by Vito Minerva (Nesconset, N.Y.) to put the Pioneers up 3-0.
The Pioneers took a 4-0 lead on Coric’s first goal of the game, assisted by Mike Messina (Sayville, N.Y.) at 13:04 in the second quarter. Plompen then scored back-to-back goals at 10:28 and 9:18 to give the Pioneers a 6-0 advantage.
Coric found the back of the net again just 18 seconds later on an assist from Joe Blount (Inwood, N.Y.), and the Pioneers held a 7-0 advantage. Dominican finally got on the board at 7:21 in the second as Tyler Douglas notched an unassisted tally, but C.W. answered right back with a Messina goal off a Coric feed.
Alex Jones scored for Dominican at 3:45 in the second, and at halftime, C.W. Post led 8-2.
Plompen’s final goal of the day, coming from a Messina assist, gave C.W. Post a 9-2 edge. Sophomore attacker Keith Rodriquez (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) scored unassisted at 6:14 in the third, giving C.W. Post a 10-2 lead. A fourth-quarter goal by Jesse Peterson was as much of a comeback as Dominican could muster as C.W. Post rolled to the 10-3 final score.
Junior goalkeeper Dan Orlando (South Hempsted, N.Y.) made eight saves in the net, allowing three goals in earning the win. Counterpart Brendan Bonacum allowed 10 goals and made 27 saves.
Offensively, Messina also added two goals for the Pioneers, who outshot Dominican 43-20. Senior midfielder Mike Cama (Levittown, N.Y.) on 11-of-15 faceoff attempts and picked up nine groundballs. The Pioneers were successful on 16-of-21 clear attempts and were 2-for-6 in man-up situations.
Head coach John Jez and the Pioneers resume action on Sunday, March 28, at Southern New Hampshire for a 1 p.m. contest.
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