CW Post takes D2 Lacrosse
Senior goalkeeper Daniel Sciulla made seven saves in the fourth quarter and USILA Player of the Year Greg Cerar scored four second half goals to lead #2 C.W. Post to an 8-7 victory over #1 Le Moyne College in the 2009 Division II Men’s Lacrosse National Championship game on Sunday evening in front of 24,072 fans at Gillette Stadium.
Harmatuk got the Dolphins to within 7-6 just 43 seconds into the final quarter by using an inside roll and beating the goalkeeper with a bounce shot from 10 yards out. Following almost 13 minutes of scoreless action, Cerar scored into an open goal off a pass from Loftus. The Dolphins won the ensuing face-off and ran the ball into the offensive zone before calling a timeout. Right after play was resumed, Harmatuk scored on the crease off a pass from sophomore midfielder Matt Chadderdon. After causing a turnover following the face-off, the Dolphins called a timeout after getting the ball into the box. Venditti put a shot wide with 14 seconds remaining before Harmatuk had a shot saved with only four seconds remaining.
Le Moyne (16-1), which defeated C.W. Post, 6-5, on March 21st in the Carrier Dome, was making its fourth consecutive appearance in the National Championship game. The senior class closes its career with a record of 64-5 and two national championships. The 64 wins marks the highest total by a class in Le Moyne history.
–Courtesy LeMoyne Athletics