Baltimore, Md. – The LIU Post men's lacrosse team saw its Cinderella run come to an end on Sunday, as the Pioneers fell to Limestone, 12-6, in the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse National Championship game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Pioneers (11-6) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when sophomore Matty Beccaris (West Babylon, N.Y.) scored an unassisted tally with 13:23 to go in the first quarter. Limestone (19-1) responded with a marker just over three minutes later, but LIU Post would take a 2-1 lead into the intermission when sophomore Anthony Berardis (Mahopac, N.Y.) scored with 5:09 to go in the period.
Things unraveled for the green and gold in the second quarter, as the Saints out-scored LIU Post 7-2 in the 15-minute session. Sophomore Ryan Slane (West Babylon, N.Y.) and Beccaris netted goals for the Pioneers.
In the second half, Limestone would add four more goals to the Pioneers' two, one from freshman Chris Caiazza (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and one from the stick of senior Connor Mackay (Shrub Oak, N.Y.)
In goal, graduate goalie T.J. DiCarlo (Farmingdale, N.Y.) made 14 saves on the 26 shots he faced. Limestone held a slight advantage on face-offs, winning 11 of 21.
LIU Post, the 2014 East Coast Conference Tournament champion, finishes the 2014 campaign at 11-6.
Provided by the LIU Post Sports Information Department.