Keuka vs. Nazareth
April 17, 2007
The Game Story:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (April 17, 2007) -- Senior Chad Amidon and freshman Erinn O'Hara (pictured) each scored three goals Tuesday and senior Kevin Gibbons added two goals as Nazareth won its eighth straight men's lacrosse game with a 22-4 romp over visiting Keuka.

The Golden Flyers, tied for fifth in the latest national rankings, improved to 12-1 overall. Keuka fell to 3-5. The Golden Flyers resume their Empire 8 Conference schedule Friday with a key home matchup with Ithaca at 5 p.m. The teams are tied for first place with 5-0 conference records.

In Tuesday's game, Nazareth scored the game's first 11 goals before Keuka got on the board on a goal by Andy Stevenson with 3:48 left in the half. Amidon and O'Hara each had two goals in the first half as Nazareth led 13-1 after 30 minutes.

Amidon and O'Hara each scored again early in the third quarter and Gibbons scored his two goals as Nazareth extended its advantage to 17-1. Nazareth scored four more goals in the fourth quarter with sophomore Chris Law and freshman Jay Willmes each netting his first career goal. Freshman Joe Valasiadis also picked up his first career point -- an assist -- on a goal by freshman Mark DeCirce in the third quarter.

Nazareth dominated the game statistically with large advantages in shots (65-18), ground balls (54-30) and faceoffs (21-8). Law had seven ground balls for Nazareth and captured 13 of 16 faceoffs. Amidon and Alex Cole each had six ground balls.

For Keuka, Chris Donohue (Jordan-Elbridge HS/Elbridge, NY) had one goal and one assist and Justin Percori (South Jefferson HS/Watertown, NY) had two assists.