Cw Post vs. Le Moyne
March 15, 2008
The Game Story:
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Mar. 15, 2008) – Senior attacker Mike McDonald scored three goals and added three assists as the top-ranked LeMoyne College men’s lacrosse team held off C.W. Post, 8-6, during Saturday afternoon’s non-conference game on Hickox Field.

LeMoyne stays unbeaten at 3-0 while the Pioneers suffer their first loss of the season at 6-1.

C.W. Post held a 2-1 lead in the first quarter with goals from junior attacker Dave Loftus (Merrick, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Matt Dimler (Long Valley, N.Y.).

Neither team could break away and it remained a one-goal game. At the half, the score was tied at 4-all.

The Pioneers went ahead 5-4 in the third when Dimler scored his second goal of the game at 6:24.

LeMoyne tied the game with 2:24 remaining in the third when McDonald overhanded a bounce shot into the goal. The Dolphins went ahead 6-5 with 16 seconds remaining in the third on an unassisted goal from junior midfielder Brian Welch.

In the fourth quarter, the Dolphins added an insurance goal when senior attacker Brian Cost fired a shot past Pioneer goalkeeper Daniel Sciulla (Merrick, N.Y.) 16 seconds into the quarter.

The Pioneers made it a one-goal game again when senior attacker Thomas Maloney (Great River, N.Y.) scored unassisted at 9:05.

LeMoyne closed the game out with 1:53 left to play when McDonald scored his third goal of the game on an open net shot.

C.W. Post outshot LeMoyne, 27-25, in the game and held a 26-19 advantage in ground balls.

LeMoyne goalkeeper Doug McIver made 11 saves in net to improve his record to 3-0. Sciulla made 10 saves in net for the Pioneers.

C.W. Post will head south to West Virginia to face Wheeling Jesuit on Mar. 21 at 4 p.m.