Rit vs. Hartwick
March 15, 2008
|Sean Gillies||(2, 2)|
|David Burke||(2, 1)|
|Iric Bressler||(2, 0)|
|Daniel Rago||(2, 0)|
|Chris Ferry||(2, 0)|
|Garrett Johnson||(1, 0)|
|Andrew Ruocco||(1, 0)|
|Brad Conlon||12 (0.706)|
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|Vito Demola||(0, 3)|
|Mike Robustello||(3, 0)|
|Steve Caramello||(0, 2)|
|Alex Giovinazzo||(1, 0)|
|Chris Vogler||(1, 0)|
|John Meade||15 (0.556)|
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|The Game Story:|
|ROCHESTER, NY -- The RIT (3-2, 1-0 E8) men's lacrosse team won its Empire 8 opener, 12-5, over Hartwick College on Saturday afternoon. It was the fourth straight win over the Hawks and the second straight win for the Tigers.|
RIT took control of the game in the first quarter, tallying six first-quarter goals and seven straight to start the game.
The Tigers outshot Hartwick 42-31, dominated face-offs winning 16-of-19 and won the ground ball battle 51-16.
Sean Gillies (Oakville, ON/Albany Academy), Chris Ferry (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder), Iric Bressler (Stafford, VA), Dan Rago (Geneva, NY) and David Burke (Fairport, NY) each had two goals to pace the Tigers offense. Gillies added a pair of assists.
Phil Davenport (New Market, MD/Linganore) had a game-high 11 ground balls and Jacob Brunner (Lafayette, NY) won 16-of-19 face-offs and had seven ground balls.
RIT came out strong in the first quarter, tallying six goals. Dan Rago had two goals in the quarter, opening the scoring at 10:38 of the first.
Andrew Ruocco (Corning, NY/Corning East), Ferry, Gillies and Burke also had goals in the opening quarter. Ruocco's goal was a nifty behind-the-back shot on a feed from Gillies at 8:35 of the quarter.
Iric Bressler's goal at 10:14 of the second quarter gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead.
The Hawks got on the board with 3:02 to play in the first half when Mike Robustello converted on a feed from Vito DeMola.
Gillies was able to give RIT an 8-1 lead with a goal just before the halftime horn blew. He drove around the net and scored with .8 seconds remaining in the half.
David Burke opened the second-half scoring with his second goal of the afternoon, making it 9-1 RIT.
Robustello and Alex Giovinazzo scored two straight goals for the Hawks, cutting RIT's lead to 9-3 midway through the third quarter.
Bressler's second goal of the game stopped the Hartwick run, giving RIT a 10-3 lead with 7:00 minutes remaining in the third quarter.
After a Hartwick goal cut the lead to 10-4 Chris Ferry rounded out the scoring in the third quarter on an unassisted tally with 1:34 remaining.
Each team scored a goal in the fourth quarter, making the final score 12-5.
Brad Conlon (Ottawa, ON/Bridgton Academy) picked up the win for RIT, making 12 saves and allowing five goals. John Meade took the loss allowing 12 goals and making 15 saves.