Bentley vs. Cw Post
March 7, 2009
The Game Story:
Bentley Drops Opener to No. 3 C.W. Post 18-7

WALTHAM, Mass. - Bentley University dropped the opening game to its 2009 men's lacrosse season 18-7 to No. 3 C.W. Post Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers, who were playing in their fourth game already, were led by senior Greg Cerar's five goals. Freshman Brendan Grant (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) had a team-high two goals for the Falcons.

The Pioneers wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard, as Cerar scored his first of the game just 1:05 into the first quarter. A goal by junior Joe Meo put the visitors up 2-0 with 10:21 gone in the period, and that was followed by a tally from freshman Eddie Plompen a little more than three minutes later.

C.W. Post scored the first of its five man-up goals at the 6:32 mark from senior Dave Loftus, making the score 4-0. The Pioneers took advantage of their man-up opportunities all game, going 5-7.

After another Post goal made it 5-0, junior Wyatt Couture (South Hadley, Mass./Avon Old Farms) scored Bentley's first of the game with 1:44 left in the first quarter.

The visitors went into halftime with a 12-1 lead, but Bentley tied Post 6-6 in the second half, with five of those goals coming in the fourth quarter.

Five different players scored for the Falcons in the second half, with Grant scoring his two in the final 2:11 of the game. Junior Kevin Gould (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) assisted on both of those goals and scored one of his own early in the fourth quarter for a team-high three points.

Senior Daniel Scuilla made 10 saves for his fourth win of the season.

Bentley returns to the field a week from Saturday at Adelphi at 7:00 p.m.
Box Score

At Waltham, Mass.

C.W. Post 18, Bentley 7

C.W. Post (4-0) 5 7 4 2 -- 18
Bentley (0-1) 1 0 1 5 -- 7

Goals: B, Brendan Grant 2, Kevin Gould 1, Andy Curtis
1, Wyatt Couture 1, Stephen Moulton 1, Chris Woods 1;
P, Greg Cerar 5, Dave Loftus 3, Joe Meo 2, Mike Messina
2, Eddie Plompen 2, Matt Dimler 1, Keith Rodriguez 1;
Thomas Giordano 1, Ralph Pepe 1;
Assists: B, Gould 2, Curtis 1, Steve Murray 1; P,
Nicholas Coric 3, Meo 2, Cerar 1, Brad DeSouza 1, Matt
Dimle 1, Bryan Leonard 1, Messina 1
Shots: B, 25; P 35
Shots on Goal: B, 17; P, 27
Saves: B, 9; P, 10
Face-offs: B, 8-27; P, 19-27
Clears: B, 9-11; P, 7-8
Ground Balls: B, 17; P, 22
Extra Man: B, 2-4; P, 5-7