March 23, 2011

Amengual, NYIT Rock No. 9 Bentley

from press release

- Senior Ryan Amengual (West Babylon, N.Y.) netted a game-high four goals and dished out two assists to lead No. 11 NYIT to a 15-8 victory over No. 9 Bentley on the road Wednesday afternoon. All four of the preseason All-American's goals were unassisted.

Graduate student Chris Lubin (Syosset, N.Y.) continued his streak of hat tricks as he added three goals and two assists for the Bears, who improve to 3-2 on the season.

The Bears took an early 2-0 lead on goals from rookie Bobby Calhoun (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Lubin. Amengual and Jason Smith (Setauket, N.Y.) set up each attack, respectively. However, Bentley (0-2) would fight back to equalize the game by the end of the first quarter. Matt Boilard scored both goals in the final six minutes to make the score 2-2.

NYIT opened the second quarter with goals from Lubin, senior Thomas Anthis (Dewitt, N.Y.) and sophomore A.P. Nist (Parkland, Pa.). Lubin's second goal of the contest would become the game-winner. The Falcons were held at a two-goal distance as junior Joe Herman (Seaford, N.Y.) found the back of the cage at 8:16 on the clock. The Bears would close out the half with a goal from Amengual with just six seconds remaining and helped the Bears carry that momentum into the third quater.

The Bears scored four unanswered goals from senior Keith Clancy (Pine Bush, N.Y.), a pair from freshman Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.), and one from Amengual. NYIT claimed an 11-4 lead with just under nine minutes left in the third quarter.

Troy Neville broke the Falcons free of the drought with 8:05 to play in the quarter, but NYIT closed out the third quarter with three straight goals, two from Amengual and one from Anthis. Lubin would have the final say of the contest with his third goal of the game at 4:01 to play in the fourth quarter.

East Coast Conference Goalkeeper of the Week Billy McGee (Rocky Point, N.Y.) made 11 saves for the win. Junior Joe Fallon (Kings Park, N.Y.) closed out the contest, seeing his first six minutes in the cage this season. He made two saves. The loss was dealt to Mike O'Neil (0-2). He faced 10 of the Bears goals.

NYIT returns to action on Saturday, Mar. 26 on the road against the Lions of Molloy. Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

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