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Men’s lacrosse: C.W. Post, Dowling claim victories

Sunday, 4th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/4/12
From Press Releases

The No. 9 C.W. Post men’s lacrosse defeated Southern New Hampshire 13-6 on Saturday afternoon on Hickox Field in non-conference action.

The Pioneers improve to 2-1 overall (1-1 ECC) while the Penmen open their season with a 0-1 record.

Doug Hoch (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) opened the scoring at 12:32 in the first half on an assist from Justin Patterson (Corning, N.Y.). Southern New Hampshire tied the score a minute and a half later on a Rob Murray goal, but the Pioneers reeled off four straight including another by Hoch and two by senior Keith Rodriguez (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) to take a 5-1 lead.

SNHU’s John Cuozzo scored with 3:36 remaining to cut lead the 5-2, but senior Eddie Plompen (West Islip, N.Y.) scored his first of the day to give the Pioneers a 6-2 lead at the break.

Hoch scored his third goal of the day just thirty seconds into the second half to extend the Pioneer lead to 7-2. But SNHU responded with two straight – another by Murray and one by Jeremy Buckley – to cut the lead to 7-4. C.W. Post answered back with two goals of its own to create a five-goal cushion as Rodriguez scored his third of the day and James Kozlakowski (Lynbrook, N.Y.) scored his first of the season at just 11 seconds apart at 7:51 and 7:40, respectively.

But the Penmen responded yet again with two goals to make it a three-goal game as Corey Allen scored at 2:20 then Ryan Woodford scored off a faceoff just four seconds later. But Plompen capped the third period with his second goal of the day with 00:49 remaining in the period to give the Pioneers a 10-6 heading into the fourth period.

Plompen ripped home another goal at 13:17 to give him a hat trick for the day, and Hoch made it a six-goal advantage with 11:34 remaining in the contest.

Freshman goalkeeper Sam Price (Glenville, Pa.) made seven stops on the day, while SNHU counterpart Brendan O’Brien made 18 saves.

Kozlakowski won 14 of his 19 faceoff attempts for the Pioneers. Offensively, Hoch and Plompen led the way with four goals each while Rodriguez tallied a hat trick. Patterson notched a season-high seven assists, while Connor Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) added two helpers.

Dowling 11, Ston Hill 8

Five Golden Lions netted mulitple goals en route to an East Coast Conference win over the Griffins of Seton Hill University. Dowling improves to 2-0 on the season with a 2-0 ECC record. The Griffins drop to 1-2 with a 1-1 conference mark.

The Griffins jumped to a 3-0 lead in the opening period before Brendan Hayes got the Golden Lions on the board at the 6:35 mark. Another two Seton Hill goals gave them a 5-1 lead heading into the second period.

Tom Cleary took a pass from Hayes and and put it through the pipes in the opening minutes of period two. SHU posted another score, but Vito DeMola netted two with Dan Abbene’s first goal of the afternoon sandwiched between to chip away at the Griffin lead (5-6).

The Golden Lions provided all the scoring turning in 4 goals while holding the Griiffins to just one shot in the fifteen minutes of the third quarter to take their first lead of the afternoon at 10-7.

Both sides exchanged golas in the final quarter as the Golden Lions held on for the 11-8 win.

DeMola, Hayes, Abbene, Michael Brennan and Matthew Muzio all finished with two goals with Tom Cleary pitching in one.

For the Griffins, Matt Delmonico posted a game high four goals.

Ryan Dougherty earned the win with eleven saves.

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