No. 8 NYIT Cruises Past Mercy in ECC Action

The Mercy College men's lacrosse team fell to nationally ranked NYIT 18-8 today in ECC action. NYIT, ranked 8th by the USILA, scored the first seven goals of the game en route to the win.

Mike Marzocca (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) led the scoring with three goals. Alex Martello (Montville, N.J./Montville) assisted on two tallies. The Bears scored the first seven goals of the game before Marzocca put the Mavericks on the board. NYIT scored to make it 8-1 and then Marzocca picked up his second goal of the game to bring the score to 8-2.

NYIT stretched the advantage to 9-2 before Erik Grady (Medford, N.Y./Bellport) found the back of the net just before halftime for a man down goal and made the score 9-3 at the intermission.

Mercy scored the first two goals of the third quarter as Sean Wallin (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) beat the goalie on an unassisted tally and James Bugeya (Lakeland, N.Y./Lakeland) put the ball in the goal while the Mavericks were a man up. The Bears retaliated to make it 10-5 and then two goals courtesy of Frank Henenlotter (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) and Marzocca brought Mercy within 10-7 late in the third quarter.

NYIT pulled away to take the game 18-8. The Mavericks now own a 3-8 ledger (2-5 ECC). Mercy returns to action on Monday, April 26 in a contest against St. Anselm College. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 3:00 pm.


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