|SALISBURY, NC -- Dave Loftis (Merrick, NY) and Matt Dimler (Long Valley, NJ) each scored three goals to lead third-ranked C.W. Post to an 18-5 win over host Catawba in menís lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. The Pioneers improve to 2-0, while the Catawba Indians fall in their opener.|
C.W. Post took the lead for good on a Loftus goal just 20 seconds before the end of the first quarter. The goal broke a 3-3 tie and led to nine unanswered for tallies for the Pioneers, who led 11-3 at the half.
Eddie Plompen (West Islip, NY) had two goals and two assists for C.W. Post, while Keith Rodriguez (Courtlandt Manor, NY) and Joe Meo (West Sayville, NY) also scored twice. Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) had a pair of goals for Catawba and Sean Duggan (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh HS) had a goal and an assist.
C.W. Post held a 49-18 edge in shots with Catawba committing 40 turnovers. Mike Cama (Levittown, NY) had six ground balls and won 13-of-16 face-offs for the Pioneers.