By Maxime Devillaz
The men’s lacrosse team stole the triumph in a close 12-10 showing as they hosted neighboring rivals New York Institute of Technology on Saturday, April 11.
With both teams filling up the tank from the start, the hosts fell short on fuel at the end of it, and so the ”Battle of Northern Boulevard” was brought back to LIU Post. But it was predicted to be a close race from the start, with both teams undefeated in the East Coast Conference play so far — and close it was.
Both sides switched crown-bearer on and off during the game. As the latter stanza was coming to an end, the Green and Gold sat on the throne, up 11-10. The bears from NYIT marched with all their forces to get the equalizer in the last minutes of play, but the Pioneer defense kept clean. Instead, with only 16 seconds to go, junior attackman Ryan Slane found the Bear cage left empty at the other side of the pitch for his third in the contest, marking a game-high five points with his two helpers counted.
Head Coach John Jez and the squad are traveling to Dowling for another ECC-foe on Saturday, April 18. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.