Second Half Surge Propels No. 13 Geneseo
from press release
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Four goals in an eight-minute period in the first half helped the Lycoming College men's lacrosse team take a first half lead against No. 13 SUNY Geneseo, but the Blue Knights scored the last 11 goals of the game to take a 14-4 decision at the Shangraw Athletic Complex on Wednesday, March 2. Down 3-0 near the end of the first quarter, sophomore Stephen Romano (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) got the Warriors on the board with an unassisted tally. The Warriors (1-2 overall) kept the momentum early in the second quarter, scoring just after a two-man advantage against Geneseo (1-0 overall) expired, as senior Kevin Pfister (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) to make it a one-goal deficit.
Three minutes later, sophomore Tom Lurie (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air)fired a shot and the rebound came to a leaping senior Ryan O'Connor (Farmington, N.Y./Victor), who delivered a shot to the back of the net. Senior Chris Andrychuk (Baltimore, Md./Parkville) found Romano at the 8:51 mark and Romano dented the twine to give the Warriors a 4-3 lead.
The Blue Knights pressure from there proved too much, though, as they won the next three faceoffs and scored three goals to take a 6-4 lead at halftime. In the second half, the Knights took 27 shots, scoring eight goals, while holding Lycoming to 18 shots, with eight on goal.
Romano led the Warriors with two goals and O'Connor also added two points with a goal and an assist. Senior Alan Antinarelli (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas) posted 13 saves in net and notched nine groundballs. Junior Luke VanEmburg (Orefield, Pa./Parkland) posted five groundballs and junior Ethan Payne (Farmington, N.Y./Victor) added four. Senior Jarrett Hesse (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse Minoa) led the team with three caused turnovers and senior J.B. Campanella (Lansdale, Pa./LaSalle) added two caused turnovers.
James Purpura led the Knights with three goals and Craig Lange posted two goals and three assists. Bobby King and Jeff Watson each added two goals and an assist and Ray Ryan posted two goals and two assists. Ryan Zaremba posted 11 saves in net and Frank DiSanti led the team with seven groundballs.
The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, March 9, when No. 23 Ithaca, the third-ranked opponent of the season to visit the Shangraw Athletic Complex. Face-off is set for 3:30 p.m.
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