Feb. 18, 2009

Courtesy of C.W. Post

SALISBURY, NC -- Dave Loftis (Merrick, NY) and Matt Dimler (Long Valley, NJ) each scored three goals to lead third-ranked C.W. Post to an 18-5 win over host Catawba in men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. The Pioneers improve to 2-0, while the Catawba Indians fall in their opener.


C.W. Post took the lead for good on a Loftus goal just 20 seconds before the end of the first quarter. The goal broke a 3-3 tie and led to nine unanswered for tallies for the Pioneers, who led 11-3 at the half.


Eddie Plompen (West Islip, NY) had two goals and two assists for C.W. Post, while Keith Rodriguez (Courtlandt Manor, NY) and Joe Meo (West Sayville, NY) also scored twice. Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) had a pair of goals for Catawba and Sean Duggan (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh HS) had a goal and an assist.


C.W. Post held a 49-18 edge in shots with Catawba committing 40 turnovers. Mike Cama (Levittown, NY) had six ground balls and won 13-of-16 face-offs for the Pioneers.


SCORE BY QUARTER
C.W. POST (2-0) 4 7 3 4 -- 18
CATAWBA (0-1) 3 0 1 1 -- 5


Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists)
CW Post: Dave Loftis 3-1, Matt Dimler 3-1, Eddie Plompen 2-2, Keith Rodriguez 2-1, Joe Meo 2-0, Greg Cerar 1-1, Nicholas Coric 1-1, Mike Messina 1-1, Bryan Leonard 1-0, Vito Minerva 1-0, John Wood 1-0.
Catawba: Marty Tuohy 2-0, Sean Duggan 1-1, Stephen Shuba 1-0, Mike Dolesh 1-0, Harrison Christian 0-1, Max Vinograd 0-1.


Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L
Daniel Sciulla (P) 50 4 6 W
Michael Giordano (P) 1 0 0
Drew Smith (P) 9 1 0
Brad Ross (C) 30 11 8 L
Colin McClimans (C) 21 5 3
Michael Pecchia (C) 9 2 2


Shots: CW Post 49, Catawba 18
Ground Balls: CW Post 43, Catawba 33
Faceoffs: CW Post 19-26, Catawba 7-26
Man-up: CW Post 3-3, Catawba 2-9
Penalties-Minutes: CW Post 9-10:30; Catawba 3-2:00