Towson, Md. – The Geneseo men's lacrosse team (3-2) outshot
New England College (1-4) 51-19 on the way to a 21-7 win Thursday at Goucher. A
total of 12 players contributed a goal or an assist, including four who scored
their first career goal.
Geneseo outscored the Pilgrims 6-1 in the first quarter then sealed the game with six more goals in the final 134 seconds of the second quarter.
Senior midfielder Tim Burgess (Syracuse/Westhill) was the catalyst for Geneseo’s offense, winning 18 of 21 face-offs and picking up 14 ground balls (setting career highs in both categories); the Knights scored off the game’s first two face-offs, then converted five straight face-off wins into goals during their explosive run that closed out the half. Burgess assisted on the opening goal, then added an assist on the final goal of the opening half.
Geneseo’s 21 goals marked the program’s highest total since notching 22 in a win over Morrisville on April 18, 2009.
Sophomore attacks Steven Cregan (Rochester/Brighton) and Sam Thompson (Queensbury/Queensbury) both scored a career-high eight points; they were among the eight Knights who recorded personal-best scoring totals in the game.
Cregan tallied four goals and four assists (matching career highs with both figures) and raised his career total to 67 points in just 19 games. His 45 assists rank 18th on the program’s all-time list. Thompson’s five goals and three assists were both single-game highs.
Sophomore attack Andre Keating (Ithaca/Ithaca) finished with five points on two goals and three assists. Brent Lawless (Massapequa Park/Massapequa) added a goal and two assists; he and Cregan both picked up four ground balls as the Knights owned a 48-16 advantage.
Sophomore midfielder Cory Gleasman (Clinton/Clinton) scored the first two goals of his career.
First year attack Joe Chiara (Shaker/Latham), first year attack Harrison Dittmeier (Babylon/Babylon) and sophomore midfielder Zach Yehl (Churchville/Churchville-Chili) all scored their first collegiate goals. Chiara added a pair of assists.
First year Alex Davis (Victor/Victor), senior Jeff Dunworth (Katonah/John Jay) and junior Jules Zidi (Yorktown/Yorktown) each had two of the Knights’ season-high 15 caused turnovers.
All three Geneseo goalkeepers saw action. Junior Ryan Zaremba (Bay Shore/Army Prep) earned the win, allowing three goals over the game’s first 35:12. Senior Michael Greubel (North Merrick/Mepham) closed out the third quarter and sophomore Adam Perri (Auburn/Auburn) made a career-high three saves in playing the third quarter.
Senior midfielder John Felix (Scarsdale/Scarsdale) collected his first point of the season, assisting on Yehl's first-quarter goal.
The Knights return to action Tuesday, hosting St. Lawrence at 4 p.m. in their home opener.