After a 5-5 tie at half time, the no. 5 men’s Lacrosse team were defeated by Molloy college in a tight 8-7 clash on Saturday, March 22, at the Dean Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Center, N.Y.
The Molloy Lions came out strongly for the game, by jumping up to a 4-0 lead early on in the first quarter. But junior attacker Joe Costello scored two quick tallies before the first break. Costello continued to produce for his Post team, and finished scoring three goals and assisting
to one. Starting off the second quarter in the same pace, the Lions managed to extend their lead with another goal, making the scoreboard blinking 5-2 in the host’s favor. The Pioneers then woke up, and found the net three times in a row, which resulted in an even score (5-5) at the intermission.
Once again, the Lions took control of the game by scoring three quick tallies. Thereafter, the Lions held Post off the board for the first 27 minutes, to keep track of the three-goal-margin lead. Finally, though, the Pioneers rallied late, and netted twice to make the last minutes of the game intense. Two sophomores, Matty Beccaris and Ryan Slane, stood for the performances, as they both unassisted found the net in the important last minutes of the game.
However, the Green Machine was not able to hit the net again, and Molloy walked away with their first victory against Post since 2004. This also meant the Pioneers’ first ECC defeat in 2014, with an overall record of 4-2 (3-1 in Conference sheet).
Head Coach John Jez and his Lacrosse squad will be on the road against Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia for an East Coast Conference battle on Saturday, March 29. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. kickoff.