Cw Post vs. Assumption
March 14, 2007
The Game Story:
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Mar. 14, 2007) - Junior Rob Renetta scored one goal and dished out a career-high four assists, while sophomore Greg Cerar netted four goals Wednesday afternoon at Hickox Field, as the fifth-ranked C.W. Post men's lacrosse team scored 12 straight goals en route to a 13-4 non-conference victory over visiting Assumption.

Assumption (0-1) took a 1-0 lead 50 seconds into the game when Kevin Klaskin (1 g, 1 a) netted an unassisted goal. From there, the host Pioneers (6-0) scored the next 12 goals of the game, including six in the first period, to take full control. Tom Maloney converted a pair of Renetta feeds at the 7:30 and 5:39 marks, respectively, before Cerar netted an unassisted tally 29 seconds after the latter goal. Charles Senn (1 g, 1 a) scored at the 4:19 mark, before Cerar completed his hat trick with 3:49 and 1:31 to go in the period.

Matt Dimler (2 g), Renetta and Anthony Merendino each tallied second-period goals, before Joe Meo (1 g, 1 a) and Raymond Ryan scored with 6:25 and 0:36 remaining in the third period, respectively, to give C.W. Post an 11-1 advantage.

Cerar dunked home a pass from Renetta for his team-leading 16th goal of the season 40 seconds into the final period, before Kevin Klaskin found his brother, Matt Klaskin, on a goal with 12:58 left to put the Greyhounds back on the board. Peter Reynolds (12:17) and Mat Melina (5:07) scored fourth period goals for Assumption, sandwiching a Dimler tally with 7:04 left in the contest.

C.W. Post out-shot Assumption by a 42-14 margin, and held a 37-35 advantage in ground balls. The Pioneers held a 12-8 edge in face-offs, and forced 31 turnovers by the Greyhounds.

Senior goalie Nick Dello-Iacono made seven saves on the afternoon for C.W. Post, while Assumption's Chris Bird turned aside 17 shots.

Head coach John Jez and the Pioneers now face their stiffest challenge of the season to date Saturday night (Mar. 17), as they travel to Syracuse, N.Y., for a 6 p.m. contest in the Carrier Dome against top-ranked and defending national champion Le Moyne.