Cw Post vs. Queens
March 11, 2009
The Game Story:
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (March 11, 2009) - Senior attacker Greg Cerar (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored six goals and assisted on six others as the third-ranked C.W. Post men’s lacrosse team rolled to an 18-7 victory over Queens College (N.C.) at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
The Pioneers improve to 5-0 while the Royals slip to 2-4 on the season.
Cerar started the scoring at 13:52 in the first quarter on a feed from Dave Loftus (Merrick, N.Y.). Cerar returned the favor just thirty seconds later as he assisted of Loftus’ goal to put the Pioneers up 2-0. Another Cerar goal, this time unassisted at 7:35, gave the Pioneers a 3-0 advantage.
Stephen LeBlanc got the Royals on the board at 6:10 in the first quarter as he took a feed from Brian Lipscomb, making it 3-1 in favor of C.W. Post.
Loftus’ tally at 5:22 in the first as Nicholas Coric (Walnut Creek, Calif.) assisted on the goal. An unassisted tally from James Johnston (Farmingville, N.Y.) and another from Cerar pushed the lead to 6-1, but the Royals’ Cory Thomas scored as time expired in the first quarter to cut the lead to 6-2 at the end of the first.
The Pioneers tallied off eight straight goals to push their lead to 14-2, including two by Coric and two by Matt Dimler (Long Valley, N.J.).
Two straight Royals goals put the score at 14-4, but despite trading goals for the last eight minutes of the quarter, the Pioneer lead was too much to overcome as they rolled to the 18-7 victory.
Loftus had three goals and three assists on the day, and Coric added three goals and an assists. Dimler scored two goals with an assist, and four other players tallied single goals. Mike Cama (Levittown, N.Y.) was 13-23 on faceoff attempts and picked up a team-high nine ground balls. Richard Schmidt (Hicksville, N.Y.) caused five turnovers and picked up four ground balls to lead the defense.
Senior goalkeeper Daniel Sciulla (Merrick, N.Y.) made 11 saves on the afternoon improving to 5-0 on the season.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday at 7 p.m. as they take on St. Michael’s College at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.