March 19, 2011

Plompen, Post Coast past St. Mike's

from press release

– Junior attacker Eddie Plompen (West Islip, N.Y.) tallied a game-high five goals to lead top-ranked C.W. Post past Saint Michael's College, 10-4, in the Pioneers' final non-conference contest of the regular season Saturday afternoon on Hickox Field.

C.W. Post improves to 9-0 overall while Saint Michael's slips to 1-2.

The teams battled each other close in the first quarter and each came away with a goal. C.W. Post drew first blood when senior midfielder Mike Messina (Sayville, N.Y.) rifled in a hard shot into the nylon at 13:41. The Purple Knights matched it with a goal less than two minutes later from Kevin Hunt on a pass from Marty Vanzo.

The Pioneer offense opened up the game with five goals in the second quarter, including two man-up goals from Plompen and senior attacker Nick Coric (Walnut Creek, Calif.).

Saint Michael's got one back in the third when Pete Donnally scored on a pass from Vanzo. However, the Pioneers continued their scoring efforts with three goals, including two from Plompen.

The Purple Knights added two more in the fourth quarter as Donnally and Vanzo each scored unassisted. Plompen scored his fifth goal – a man-up goal – with Messina assisting on the play.

C.W. Post outshot Saint Michael's, 30-19, and held a 36-28 advantage in ground balls. The Pioneers were 3-for-5 on man-up opportunities while Saint Michael's was 1-for-3.

Coric finished the game with two goals and two assists while Messina had two goals and an assist. Senior midfielder Brad DeSouza (Trumbull, Conn.) had a goal while and junior midfielders Keith Rodriguez (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) and Wade Ungar (Middle Island, N.Y.) each had an assist.

Senior goalkeeper Mike Giordano (Farmingdale, N.Y.) made 10 stops in goal for his ninth win of the season in goal.

Donnally paced the Purple Knights with two goals while Vanzo recorded a goal and an assist. Chris Demairo got the start in goal and made five saves while teammate, Theo Ferguson came in the second half and made six stops.

C.W. Post will take on third-ranked Dowling College on the road next Saturday at 1 p.m.

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