Bentley Drops 8-2 Decision to No. 10 New York Tech
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – Tough defense by New York Tech helped the 10th-ranked Bears take an 8-2 decision over Bentley University in non-conference men’s lacrosse Wednesday afternoon. Grad student Steve Caditz (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and junior Cutler Dimond (Marblehead, Mass./Tabor Academy) had the goals for the Falcons.
NYIT senior attack Cory Triola scored the game’s first goal 3:32 into the first quarter to give the Bears a 1-0 lead, the first of his four goals on the afternoon. Caditz equalized for the Falcons a little less than two minutes later, but they would not score again until the fourth quarter.
Triola scored twice more in the opening quarter to give NYIT a 3-1 lead after 15 minutes.
Bentley limited the Bears to just one goal each in the second and third quarters. But the NYIT defense held Bentley to just five shots on goal during those two quarters.
NYIT tacked on three more goals in the fourth quarter, including Triola’s fourth of the game. Dimond found the back of the net for the Falcons at the 5:58 mark, his third of the season.
The Bears, who were already playing their sixth game of the season, improve to 4-2. While Bentley drops to 0-2 on the young season. They will open Northeast-10 play in its next game, which is Saturday afternoon at AIC.
No. 1 LIU Post Defeats Bentley Women 17-2 in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla.- LIU Post, ranked No. 1 in Division II, improved to 4-0 with a 17-2 victory over the Bentley women’s lacrosse team Wednesday night at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. Senior Samantha Losco led the Pioneers attack with four goals.
Bentley scored two of the game’s first five goals inside of nine minutes and only trailed 3-2. Senior Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) tied the game at one after Losco opened the scoring for LIU. After two straight goals by the Pioneers, senior Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) scored for Bentley at the 22:47 mark. Senior Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) had the assist on both goals.
But from that point LIU ran off seven straight goals to close out the half on its way to a big lead at halftime.
The Falcons will look to get back on track Friday when the visit No. 10 Rollins to close out their spring break trip. Game time is 4:00 pm.