Keuka vs. Rit
March 9, 2013
The Game Story:
PENN YAN, NY -- On a sun-drenched field at Penn Yan Academy, the No. 7 RIT (2-1) men's lacrosse team led 17-0 at the half, cruising home for the 25-5 win in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon. The twenty-five goals scored by the Tigers is the most since RIT scored 24 versus Nazareth College on May 6, 2011 in the Empire 8 Championship.

RIT jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter, tallied seven more goals in the second quarter to take a 17-0 lead into halftime. The deficit grew to 18-0 before sophomore Keuka's Anthony Luppino scored off a feed from Connor Latimer 1:31 into the third quarter.

Sophomore Eddie Kiesa (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) and freshman Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) led RIT with four goals apiece. Junior Jack Krzyston (Bedford, NH/Bishop Guertin) had three goals and an assist, while Zack Thompson (Orangeville, Ontario/Culver Academy), Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute), Pat McMullan (Easton, PA/Wyoming Seminary) and Brad Gillies (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) each scored a pair of goals.

Thomspon, Wallace, Colton Woytas (Red Deer, Alberta/Hunting Hills) and Trey Yadon (Franklin, TN/Independence) all scored their first collegiate goals on Saturday, and freshman Kyle Sterzin (Fairpoort, NY/Fairport) had a goal and two assists.

RIT dominated from the opening face-off, out shooting The Storm 59-23. The Tigers grabbed 46 ground balls to 19 for Keuka, and won 28-of-34 face-offs.

Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) went 10-for-10 from the face-off "X" and grabbed seven ground balls. Tyler Shaw (Tully, NY/Tully) won 12-of-13 draws, and #P.J. Hart# won 5-of-8 and had an assist.

RIT went 12-of-13 on clearing attempts, and 3-of-7 on man-up opportunites.

Sophomore Pat Johnston (Norwell, MA/Norwell) picked up the win in net for RIT, allowing no goals and making five saves in the first half. Jarryd Lee (Melbourne, Australia/St. Leonards) played the third quarter allowing three goals and making four saves, and Drew Tyrell played the fourth quarter allowing two goals and making two saves.

RIT is off until Friday, March 15 when the Tigers host No. 13 Wester New England University in the innaugural Coaches vs. Cancer Flower City Cup. Face-off at RIT's Turf Field is at 2 pm.