Men's Lacrosse Drops 10-4 Decision At Top-Ranked C.W. Post
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BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team (1-2) stayed with top-ranked C.W. Post for one quarter before suffering a 10-4 loss on Saturday.
Sophomore Pete Donnally (Madison, N.J./Morristown-Beard) scored two goals to lead the Purple Knights, while classmate Marty Vanzo (Westford, Vt./Essex/Univ. of Vermont) added a goal and two assists. Junior Kevin Hunt (Johnstown, N.Y./Johnstown) also scored for Saint Michael's, while freshman Chris Demairo (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) and Theo Ferguson (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem Central) stopped five and six shots, respectively.
For C.W. Post (9-0), Eddie Plompen scored five goals, while Nick Coric recorded two goals and two assists. Mike Messina added two goals and one assist, while Mike Giordano saved 10 shots to earn the victory.
Saint Michael's stayed even with the top-ranked team in the nation through 15 minutes, with the game tied at 1-all after one quarter. The Pioneers, however, broke free with five unanswered goals in the second period to take a 6-1 halftime advantage. C.W. Post sealed the win with three third-quarter goals to lead 9-2 with 15 minutes to go, before the Purple Knights outscored the hosts 2-1 in the final period.
C.W. Post held a 30-19 edge in shots, including a 12-3 advantage in the decisive second period. The Pioneers scooped up 36 ground balls compared to 28 for Saint Michael's, cleared all 15 of their attempts, and won 11 of the game's 18 faceoffs.
Saint Michael's returns to action on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. game at Plattsburgh State University.