No. 1 C.W. Post Gets by Southern New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. Joe Meo scored four times to lead top-ranked C.W. Post to an 11-7 men's lacrosse victory over Southern New Hampshire University at Larkin Field Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers improved to 9-0 and extended their win streak back to last season to 18 games, while the Penmen are 2-3 on the season.

Nick Coric and Eddie Plompen each finished with a pair of goals for C.W. Post, which also got single goals from Mike Cama, Matt Riccio and James Johnston. Doch Hoch had a pair of assists.

Freshman Greg Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.) led Southern New Hampshire with four goals, while Terrence Nash (Oceanside, N.Y.) finished with two goals and two assists. Keith Merluzzo (Billerica, Mass.) had the other Penmen tally.

Cama won the opening faceoff and scored 15 seconds in to give the guests a 1-0 lead. Meo would make it 2-0 4:41 into the game, but Reynolds would tie the game with goals with 4:25 left and 1:52 left in the first quarter. Reynolds would score an unassisted goal with 10:05 left before halftime to give the Penmen a 3-2 lead.

The Pioneers would take the lead for good when Plompen and Johnston scored 1:46 apart, with Johnston's goal with 4:13 making it 4-3. The Pioneers would score the first three goals of the second half to go up 7-3 with 8:19 to go in the third on Plompen's second goal of the game. The two teams would trade the game's final eight goals, with the Penmen cutting the lead to three four times, but could get no closer.

Dan Orlando went the distance in net for C.W. Post and made six saves, while Southern New Hampshire goalie Eric Gunst (Exeter, N.H.) made 16 stops as the Pioneers outshot the Penmen 41-21.

Southern New Hampshire returns to Northeast-10 play Wednesday night when it travels to Assumption College for a 7:30 contest.


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