No. 7 NYIT Rallies to Down No. 9 C.W. Post

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (March 24, 2012) Junior attacker Justin Patterson (Corning, N.Y.) led C.W. Post with two goals but it was not enough as NYIT rallied to defeat the Pioneers, 11-6, in an East Coast Conference men's lacrosse clash at President's Stadium.

NYIT improves to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play while C.W. Post drops to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the ECC.

NYIT was led in scoring by Luke Miller, Bobby Calhoun and Ryan Brunet, who each scored two goals.

C.W. Post scored the game's first goal in 12:10 in the first quarter on a shot from senior attacker Doug Hoch (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.)

The Bears matched it with a goal from Jason Smith at 10:14 and went ahead on a goal from Ryan Brunet at 4:34.

The Pioneers evened the score with a goal from Patterson at the 59 second mark in the first. Sophomore midfielder Octovio Bernabo (Mahopac, N.Y.) scored at 11:19 in the second quarter to put the Pioneers back on top.

NYIT tied the game up again with a man-up goal from Brandon Gamblin at 6:58 before C.W. Post scored two more in the quarter from junior midfielder Dennis Gannon (Huntington, N.Y.) and Patterson to take a 5-3 lead at the half.

The third quarter belonged to NYIT as it outscored the Pioneers, 4-0, including two goals from Miller at the 48 and 9-second mark.

The Bears added three more unanswered goals in the third quarter to push its lead to 10-5 with 7:57 to play in regulation.

Senior attacker Eddie Plompen (West Islip, N.Y.) found the net for a man-up goal at 4:14.

NYIT's Tom Duggan scored the final goal of the game with 2:35 to play.

NYIT outshot C.W. Post, 36-29, and held a 27-24 advantage on ground balls. Both teams were 10-20 on face-offs.

C.W. Post returns to action on Saturday, March 31 at No. 1 Mercyhurst at 12:00 p.m.


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