Triola, Lubin Pace NYIT Past Wheeling
from press release
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – Rookie Cory Triola (Levittown, N.Y.) and graduate student Chis Lubin (Syosset, N.Y.) combined for 10 of NYIT's 12 goals as the No. 8 Bears posted a 12-5 victory over the Cardinal of Wheeling Jesuit Saturday afternoon. With the win, NYIT improved to 6-3 on the season and 4-2 in East Coast Conference action, while WJU evened at 5-5 overall and dropped to 1-4 in league play.
Triola led the Bears for the second game in a row, netting a game-high five goals. Lubin added in four goals and dished out an assist on one of Triola's goals, while seniors Ryan Amengual (West Babylon, N.Y.) and George Rosiello (Wantagh, N.Y.) added two goals and one goal, respectively. Amengual also dished out four assists.
The Cardinal took an early 1-0 lead in the second minute of play as Colin Jack scored off an assist from Tyler Johnson. However, the Bears did not remain quiet much longer as Triola scored his first goal of the game at the 6:33 mark in the first quarter. Senior Keith Clancy (Pine Bush, N.Y.) was credited with the assist. NYIT then closed out the first quarter with a man-down goal from Amengual. Junior Jason Smith (Setauket, N.Y.) had the assist. The Bears led 3-1.
The second quarter was all NYIT as the Bears scored seven goals to claim a 9-1 advantage. All four of Lubin's goals were scored in the spurt. The rally continued on into the third quarter but was interrupted by Kevin Figaniak. Yet, Triola responded with his fifth and final goal to keep NYIT on top 11-2.
The Bears continued to hold the upper hand over the Cardinal despite Wheeling Jesuit putting up three unanswered goals in the beginning of the fourth quarter. However, NYIT had the final say with a man-down goal from Rosiello with 6:08 to play.
In the cage, junior Billy McGee (Rocky Point, N.Y.) earned his fifth win of the season after 45 minutes of play. He made five saves. At the faceoff, senior Jeff Hunter (Shoreham, N.Y.) went 12-for-17 and collected four groundballs. Meanwhile, sophomore Justin Annunziato (Rocky Point, N.Y.) tallied a game-high six groundballs.
The Bears return to action on Saturday, Apr. 16 when they host the Griffins of Chestnut Hill. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m. at President's Stadium.