Ithaca vs. Alfred
April 7, 2007
The Game Story:
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The seventh-ranked men's lacrosse team recorded a 16-4
victory over Alfred Saturday afternoon to improve to 10-2 on the season,
3-0 in Empire 8 play. Ithaca extended its conference record to 19
consecutive Empire 8 wins.

Sophomore Mike Cintineo (Honeoye Falls-Lima/Honeoye Falls) lead the team
with a career-high seven points, with a career-high five goals and two
assists, while junior Matt Nelligan (Pingree School/Rowley, Mass.)
registered three goals and two assists. Sophomore Matt Ruhnke (Brien
McMahon/Norwalk, Conn.) had a career-high two assists.

Ithaca took the lead for good on Cintineo's 18th goal of the season, 4:09
into the game, and junior Brandon Rose (Rush-Henrietta/Rochester) assisted
on the goal. Alfred senior Jeff Andrews (Horseheads/Horseheads) goal at
8:31 of the first cut Ithaca's lead to 3-2. The Bombers then went on a 9-0
run over the next 12:52 to put the game out of reach.

Ithaca won 22 of 23 faceoffs and collected a season-high 64 ground balls.
The Bombers also forced a season-high 28 turnovers and registered a
season-high 17 caused turnovers.

Junior Tim Gustus (Rivers School/Wayland, Mass.) tallied his first goal of
the season at 10:44 of the fourth quarter. Freshman Nick Neuman
(West/Madison, Wis.) recorded his second goal of the season to cap the
scoring with 1:24 left in the contest. Freshman Mike Lohan (Sanford H.
Calhoun/Merrick) recorded his first collegiate point with an assist on
sophomore Dwight Weld's (East Chapel Hill/Chapel Hill, N.C.) third goal of
the season.

Senior Dennis Butler (Pleasantville/Pleasantville) made five saves in the
win, and sophomore Ben Connery (Homer/Homer) made one save. Sophomore
Collin Meadow (Downingtown East/Downingtown, Pa.) also appeared in goal
for 5:22 without facing a shot on goal.

Senior Drew Foster (Pittsford/Pittsford-Sutherland) started in goal for
Alfred, recording 15 saves in the loss. Freshman Mike Russo
(Mattydale/Cicero-North Syracuse), junior Jeremy Florence (Unionville,
Pa./Unionville) and senior Jarrett Moffitt (Elmira/Corning West) also
recorded goals for the Saxons.

Ithaca travels to second-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology on
Wednesday, April 11 for a 4 p.m. Empire 8 match-up.