NYIT 21, C.W. Post 9

May 21, 2005

Brookville, NY -- Dominating play in the first and fourth quarters helped the NYIT men's lacrosse team advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship game with a 21-9 victory over the C.W. Post Pioneers in the national semifinals here this afternoon.

The victory now pits the Bears (9-2) against Limestone College next week's title game, after the Saints defeated #1 LeMoyne, 9-8, in the other Division II semifinal. The NYIT-Limestone clash will also be a rematch of both the 2002 and 2003 Finals that saw each team win one title.

The Bears' Joe Vasold set the tone for the contest by winning the opening faceoff and scoring just seven seconds into the game. By the end of the first stanza, NYIT held a 5-1 advantage, then put the game away in the fourth quarter with six unanswered goals.

Vasold's lightning-quick goal was followed with goals by Keith Henderson and Joe Droge that came seven seconds apart to boost the Bear lead to 3-0 with 11:20 to play in the first quarter. After Henderson scored again three minutes later, neither team found the net until Jeremy Jablonski scored C.W. Post's first goal with 46 seconds left in the quarter. However, NYIT's Paul Montali scored in the waning seconds to give the Bears the 5-1 lead.

NYIT continued to keep up the pressure and blunted each attempt by the Pioneers (9-5) to regain the momentum by matching each of their second quarter goals, twice scoring within a 30-second span to take an 11-3 halftime lead.

C.W. Post was able to chip away at their deficit after intermission, slicing the margin to five goals at 13-8 with 5:38 to go in the third. Consecutive scores from Tim Paulson, Reggie Thearle and Mike Dimler helped get the Pioneers back into the game, but the Bears scored two of the final three goals of the quarter, including their final tally with just three seconds remaining for a 15-9 lead.

The final quarter saw NYIT put the game away with four goals in a three-minute span, including two by Droge to give him five on the afternoon.

In addition to Droge's game-high five goals and three assists, the Bears were aided by Tom Zummo's four goals and three assists and Joe Gabrysiak's three goals and three assists. Henderson and Montali also picked up hat tricks on the afternoon. For Post, Jablonski, Dimler and Paulson each scored twice.

In goal, NYIT's Anthony Letterel stopped 21 shots, while his C.W. Post counterpart, Chris Hagmeier, ended the day with 14 saves.

The NYIT-Limestone game will take place at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field at 4:00 on Sunday, May 29. The clash will be televised by College Sports Televsion (CSTV).

                       Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
            #4 C.W. Post vs #3 NYIT (May 21, 2005 at Brookville, NY)



C.W. Post (9-5) vs.                               Score by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
NYIT (9-2)                                        -------------------------------------
Date: May 21, 2005  Attendance: 812               C.W. Post...........  1  2  6  0 -  9
Weather: Sunny and Cool                           NYIT................  5  6  4  6 - 21

C.W. Post SCORING: GOALS: Paulson, Tim 2; Jablonski, Jeremy 2; Dimler, Mike 2;
Davis, Jimmy 1; Carino, Ralph 1; Thearle, Reggie 1.
ASSISTS: Davis, Jimmy 1; Paulson, Tim 1.

NYIT SCORING: GOALS: Droge, Joe 5; Zummo, Tom 4; Gabrysiak, Joe 3; Henderson,
Keith 3; Montali, Paul 3; Vasold, Joseph 2; Sepesi, Chris 1.
ASSISTS: Droge, Joe 3; Gabrysiak, Joe 3; Zummo, Tom 3; Henderson, Keith 1;
Sepesi, Chris 1.




Shots by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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C.W. Post........... 17 10 15 13 - 55
NYIT................ 12 14  8 10 - 44

Ground balls by prd   1  2  3  4  Tot
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C.W. Post...........  8  9 11  8 - 36
NYIT................ 10 17 11  9 - 47

Face-offs by prd       1     2     3     4    Total
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C.W. Post...........  2-6   2-8   5-10  1-7  - 10-31
NYIT................  4-6   6-8   5-10  6-7  - 21-31

Clears by period       1     2     3     4    Total
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C.W. Post...........  7-7   6-10  5-6   3-5  - 21-28
NYIT................  6-8   7-7   3-4   5-6  - 21-25

Extra-man opps         1     2     3     4    Total
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C.W. Post...........  0-2   0-2   0-1   0-3  -  0-8
NYIT................  1-1   0-2   1-1   3-7  -  5-11


Saves by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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C.W. Post...........  4  6  3  1 - 14
NYIT................  7  3  6  5 - 21

Turnovers by prd      1  2  3  4  Tot
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C.W. Post...........  0  0  0  0 -  0
NYIT................  0  0  0  0 -  0





PENALTIES - CWP 12/10:30; NYIT 9/8:30.
Officials: Ken Rizzo; Coz DeLillo; Bob Arabian.
NCAA Semifinals May 21, 2005
NYIT advances to national championship on Sunday, May 29
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
            #4 C.W. Post vs #3 NYIT (May 21, 2005 at Brookville, NY)



NYIT
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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GK   20 Letterel, Anthony...         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     -   -
ATT  4  Montali, Paul.......         3   -   3   4   4  2   -     -   -
DEF  6  Cullin, Jared.......         -   -   -   3   2  5   -     -   -  2/ 2:00
MID  9  Zummo, Tom..........         4   3   7   8   5  4   -     -   -
DEF  10 Palmer, Ed..........         -   -   -   1   -  2   -     -   -  2/ 1:30
MID  22 Gabrysiak, Joe......         3   3   6   5   4  4   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
DEF  23 Sorrentino, Steven..         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
ATT  29 Henderson, Keith....         3   1   4   4   4  1   -     -   -
ATT  41 Droge, Joe..........         5   3   8   8   7  1   -     -   -
DEF  42 Vitucci, Chris......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Greco, Nick.........         -   -   -   -   -  2 10-14   -   -
     2  Schmidt, Chip.......         -   -   -   3   1  1   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     3  Acosta, Angel.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     5  Neal, Brett.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     8  Trotta, Matt........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     11 Sepesi, Chris.......         1   1   2   4   4  -   -     -   -
     13 Taylor, Andrew......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     14 Blumberg, Rich......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     16 Vasold, Joseph......         2   -   2   2   2 10 11-17   -   -  1/ 1:00
     17 McGrath, Devin......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     18 Allen, Mike.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     19 Gencorelli, Chris...         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     21 Hellberg, Brian.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     24 Donofrio, Anthony...         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     25 Miller, Matt........         -   -   -   1   1  2   -     -   -
     28 Kermidas, John......         -   -   -   1   1  -   -     -   -
     31 Maxwell, Mike.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     32 O'Hare, William.....         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     44 McGuire, Colin......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -  1/ 1:00

        Totals..............        21  11  32  44  35 47 21-31   0   0  9/ 8:30

NYIT
## Player                 MIN  GA Shots Saves
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20 Letterel, Anthony...  60:00  9    55    21


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
            #4 C.W. Post vs #3 NYIT (May 21, 2005 at Brookville, NY)



C.W. Post
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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GK   1  Hagmeier, Chris.....         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     -   -
ATT  7  Davis, Jimmy........         1   1   2   7   3  1   -     -   -
MID  9  Jablonski, Jeremy...         2   -   2   9   5  3   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
DEF  11 Thearle, Reggie.....         1   -   1   1   1  2   -     -   -
MID  15 Sanchez, Izzy.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -  1/ 0:30
MID  17 Carino, Ralph.......         1   -   1   5   4  4   -     -   -
DEF  18 Blount, Rob.........         -   -   -   1   1  2   -     -   -  2/ 1:30
ATT  27 Dimler, Mike........         2   -   2   5   4  2   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
DEF  30 Campbell, Brian.....         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
ATT  32 Achenbach, Colin....         -   -   -   6   4  1   -     -   -  2/ 2:00
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     12 Paulson, Tim........         2   1   3  14   6  4   -     -   -
     14 Prager, Pat.........         -   -   -   2   -  -   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     19 Pober, Brian........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     20 Daniels, Aaron......         -   -   -   1   1  1   -     -   -  2/ 1:30
     23 Campbell, Will......         -   -   -   3   1  3   -     -   -
     24 Buttafuoco, Matt....         -   -   -   -   -  -  0-4    -   -
     26 pierre delva........         -   -   -   1   -  3 10-27   -   -
     31 Schaare, Christian..         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     34 Carroll, Matt.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     36 Taglia, Joe.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     42 Merendino, Anthony..         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -

        Totals..............         9   2  11  55  30 36 10-31   0   0 12/10:30

C.W. Post
## Player                 MIN  GA Shots Saves
---------------------------------------------
1  Hagmeier, Chris.....  60:00 21    44    14


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
            #4 C.W. Post vs #3 NYIT (May 21, 2005 at Brookville, NY)



SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer              Assists
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1.  1st 14:53 NYIT     EVEN Vasold, Joseph           Unassisted
2.  1st 11:27 NYIT     UP   Henderson, Keith         Gabrysiak, Joe
3.  1st 11:20 NYIT     EVEN Droge, Joe               Gabrysiak, Joe
4.  1st  8:08 NYIT     DN   Henderson, Keith         Unassisted
5.  1st  0:46 CWP      EVEN Jablonski, Jeremy        Unassisted
6.  1st  0:06 NYIT     EVEN Montali, Paul            Henderson, Keith
7.  2nd 12:34 NYIT     EVEN Sepesi, Chris            Unassisted
8.  2nd 10:20 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom               Unassisted
9.  2nd  9:06 CWP      EVEN Paulson, Tim             Unassisted
10. 2nd  9:01 NYIT     EVEN Vasold, Joseph           Unassisted
11. 2nd  6:27 CWP      EVEN Carino, Ralph            Unassisted
12. 2nd  6:03 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom               Unassisted
13. 2nd  3:22 NYIT     EVEN Henderson, Keith         Zummo, Tom
14. 2nd  0:03 NYIT     EVEN Droge, Joe               Zummo, Tom
15. 3rd 12:53 CWP      EVEN Dimler, Mike             Paulson, Tim
16. 3rd 11:58 NYIT     DN   Zummo, Tom               Droge, Joe
17. 3rd 11:27 CWP      EVEN Jablonski, Jeremy        Unassisted
18. 3rd  9:44 NYIT     UP   Zummo, Tom               Droge, Joe
19. 3rd  9:02 CWP      EVEN Paulson, Tim             Unassisted
20. 3rd  7:04 CWP      EVEN Thearle, Reggie          Unassisted
21. 3rd  5:38 CWP      EVEN Dimler, Mike             Davis, Jimmy
22. 3rd  2:24 NYIT     EVEN Droge, Joe               Unassisted
23. 3rd  0:35 CWP      EVEN Davis, Jimmy             Unassisted
24. 3rd  0:03 NYIT     EVEN Gabrysiak, Joe           Unassisted
25. 4th 11:51 NYIT     UP   Droge, Joe               Zummo, Tom
26. 4th 10:58 NYIT     EVEN Droge, Joe               Sepesi, Chris
27. 4th  9:45 NYIT     EVEN Montali, Paul            Gabrysiak, Joe
28. 4th  9:06 NYIT     UP   Gabrysiak, Joe           Unassisted
29. 4th  5:44 NYIT     EVEN Gabrysiak, Joe           Unassisted
30. 4th  2:10 NYIT     UP   Montali, Paul            Droge, Joe

PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd Player               Team  Min Offense              Time
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1st Blount, Rob          CWP  1:00 SLASHING             12:08 PP
1st Cullin, Jared        NYIT 1:00 SLASHING             09:10 PP
1st Sorrentino, Steven   NYIT 1:00 SLASHING             02:56 PP
2nd Achenbach, Colin     CWP  1:00 ILLEGAL BODY CHECK   12:05 PP
2nd Daniels, Aaron       CWP  1:00 ILLEGAL CROSSE       10:20 PP
2nd Cullin, Jared        NYIT 1:00 SLASHING             07:32 PP
2nd Palmer, Ed           NYIT 1:00 SLASHING             04:35 PP
3rd McGuire, Colin       NYIT 1:00 ILLEGAL BODY CHECK   12:53 PP
3rd Dimler, Mike         CWP  1:00 SLASHING             10:18 PP
4th Achenbach, Colin     CWP  1:00 SLASHING             13:24 PP
4th Blount, Rob          CWP  0:30 HOLDING              12:11 PP
4th Vasold, Joseph       NYIT 1:00 ILLEGAL BODY CHECK   10:38 PP
4th Jablonski, Jeremy    CWP  1:00 TRIPPING             10:05
4th Sanchez, Izzy        CWP  0:30 HOLDING              09:28 PP
4th Daniels, Aaron       CWP  0:30 HOLDING              05:06 PP
4th Gabrysiak, Joe       NYIT 1:00 SLASHING             04:19 PP
4th Taglia, Joe          CWP  1:00 SLASHING             02:58 PP
4th Schmidt, Chip        NYIT 1:00 UNSPORTSMANLIKE COND 02:58
4th Campbell, Brian      CWP  1:00 UNSPORTSMANLIKE COND 02:58 PP
4th Palmer, Ed           NYIT 0:30 HOLDING              01:37 PP
4th Prager, Pat          CWP  1:00 SLASHING             00:30 PP



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