Rodriguez Leads C.W.Post Poast Mercy

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2012) Senior midfielder Keith Rodriguez (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) scored a game-high five goals to lead C.W. Post past Mercy College, 8-6, in an East Coast Conference clash Saturday afternoon on Hickox Field.

C.W. Post improves to 4-5 overall and 2-5 in ECC action while Mercy dips to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in conference play.

C.W. Post led 2-1 after the first quarter with goals from junior attacker Justin Patterson (Corning, N.Y.) and Rodriguez with Mercy's Mike Marzocca, who also finished with five goals in the game, also scoring.

The Pioneers added two more goals in the second from junior midfielder Chris Ruhlig (Islip Terrace, N.Y.) and Rodriguez to lead 4-2 at the half. Sal Spinelli scored the Maverick's second goal with 11:43 to play in the quarter.

The third quarter was a shootout between Rodriguez and Marzocca as each player had a goal in the quarter for their team. The Pioneers gained the edge in the quarter with a goal from sophomore attacker Connor Mackay (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) to maintain a 7-4 lead after three quarters of play.

Rodriguez tallied his final goal of the game with 10:12 to play in the fourth to give the Pioneers an 8- 4 advantage. Marzocca scored the final two goals of the game at 8:31 and 6:44 but the Mavericks were unable to gain any further ground in the game.

Junior Tim Bradley (Wantagh, N.Y.) made 15 saves in goal to preserve the Pioneers' win. Mercy's T.J. DiCarlo made a game-high 20 saves in goal.

C.W. Post finished the game outshooting the Mavericks, 43-42, and held a 43-34 advantage in ground balls.

The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, April 21 against Dominican College, where they will honor their graduating seniors.

2012-04-14



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