Nyit vs. Molloy
March 22, 2008
The Game Story:
Old Westbury, N.Y. (March 22, 2008) – The NYIT men’s lacrosse came out firing on all cylinders against Molloy this afternoon, scoring the games first 11 goals before cruising to a 22-6 victory in East Coast Conference action. NYIT, who led by as many as 15 goals in the third and fourth quarters, remains undefeated on the season, improving to 6-0 and 1-0 in the ECC. The loss drops Molloy to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Sophomore Austin Carino (Huntington, N.Y.) started the string of 11 consecutive goals for NYIT as he gave the Bears a 1-0 lead, scoring off of a feed from sophomore Matt Sullivan (West Islip, N.Y.) just 1:05 into the game. Six different players scored for NYIT as the Bears built a 6-0 lead after the first quarter. Carino netted two more goals in the second quarter and sophomore Michael Procida’s (Wantagh, N.Y.) goal with 5:40 to play made the score 11-0. Molloy’s Brian Tempone netted an unassisted score to put the Lions on the scoreboard with 2:25 remaining and the Bears lead 11-1 at the half.

Junior Keith Henderson (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) scored the first three goals of the third quarter for the Bears and Procida netted his second of the game at 3:28 to give NYIT a 15-1 lead, their largest of the game.

Sophomore Frank Piccola (Sayville, N.Y.) scored all three of his goals in the fourth quarter for the Bears, who built a 20-5 lead on freshman Ryan Amengual’s (West Babylon, N.Y.) second goal of the game with just over six minutes to play.

The Bears outshot Molloy 63-29, picked up 62 groundballs to Molloy’s 42 and NYIT’s defense held the Lions scoreless on eight man-up opportunities. Sophomore Dan Goosk (Oceanside, N.Y.) needed to make just five saves as he improved 4-0 in the net. Henderson led NYIT with four goals and an assist, Sullivan and Amengual both added two goals and an assist and senior Jared Garcia (Bethpage, N.Y.) won 16 of 27 face-offs while picking up a game-high 11 groundballs.

Tempone led the Lions with two goals and two assists and Bob Humann made 17 saves in goal for Molloy.

The Bears return to actions this Saturday, March 29 as they host ECC foe and fourth ranked C.W. Post at 1p.m.