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Attacking Duo Thrives in Men’s Lacrosse Sweep

By Maxime Devillaz

Senior attackmen Matty Beccaris and Ryan Slane battled for the goalscoring throne at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union castle on Wednesday, March 30, as the men’s lacrosse team trumped its non-conference opponent Post University, 19-5.

Beccaris, named the East Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday, April 4, finished on a season-high nine points, netting five and assisting four; Slane hit the locker room with as many assists, and tailled but one less than his colleague.

Beccaris is now only eight goals short of bettering the LIU Post Athletic Hall of Famer Tom Postel’s all-time goal record, according to Together, the double strikeforce stood for an eight-goal burst in the first two quarters. At halftime, the scoreboard shone 14-2 in favor of the Pioneers.

The Pioneers dictated all over the turf, in shots (49-31) as well as ground ball totals (38-14). Head Coach John Jez and his squad are looking to keep the momentum while wrapping up the regular season. First off will be neighboring New York Institute of Technology on Saturday, April 9, in Old Westbury. The game starts at noon.

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