Christian Arnold Assistant Sports Editor
LIU Post’s men’s lacrosse team had 12 different players score in their 18-1 drubbing of the
Dominican College Chargers on Saturday, April 6.
The Pioneers quickly opened up the scoring, as senior attacker Justin Patter- son scored the Pioneers first goal at 11:40. Two minutes later, senior midfielder Chris Ruhlig made it 2-0 LIU Post. Senior defenseman J.D. Skura recorded his first goal of the season to make it 3-0, and with 22 seconds left in the first quarter sophomore Connor Drost made it 4-0.
The scoring onslaught continued into the second quarter. Freshman Ryan Slane, who fin- ished the contest with a game high five goals, scored at the 9:02 mark of the quarter. Less than a minute later freshman midfielder Anthony Berardis made it 6-0 Pioneers.
Slane scored two more goals before the end of the half. Both goals came with the Pioneers down a man.
Drost tallied his second goal of the afternoon at 13:47 of the third quarter to make it
9-0 in favor of LIU Post. The Pioneers scored five more goals before the Chargers finally got on the scoreboard. It was fresh- man attacker Joseph Ravenell who scored for Dominican Col- lege at the 10:04 mark of the fourth quarter. The goal came up on a man-up opportunity for the Chargers.
But the Pioneers went right back to work minutes later as Slane scored his fifth goal of the game at the 6:55 mark. Siblings Robby and John Cegielski each tallied their first goals of the season less than a minute apart from one another. Freshman attacker Mike Chimenti then scored with 1:12 left in the game to make it 18-1.
The win was the Pioneers’ most heavy-handed victory of the season. LIU Post outshot the Chargers 62-21, keeping their opponent to just two shots in the first quarter. The Pioneers also held an advan- tage in ground balls, picking up 51 to the Chargers 36.
LIU Post now has a record of 8-1 on the season and a perfect 4-0 record in the East Coast Conference. They will face the Mercyhurst Maver- icks next at home on Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m.