Utica College vs. Ithaca
April 13, 2011
The Game Story:

Utica, N.Y. (4/13/2011) – The Utica College men's lacrosse team lost to visiting Ithaca College 20-2 in Empire 8 Conference action Wednesday afternoon at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. Sophomore Justin Edelstein and junior William Greeley each netted one goal for the Pioneers, while senior captain Kevin Conway and freshman Tyler Gardinier tallied one assist a piece.

Ithaca improved to 6-4 overall and 2-1 in the E8, while the Pioneers dropped to 2-8 on the year and
Freshman Tyler Gardineer registered his first collegiate assist for Utica
remain winless, at 0-3, in conference play. 16 different players scored at least one point for the Bombers, including three players who tallied a game-high four points. Ithaca outshot UC 48-23 and earned a 26-18 ground ball advantage.

The Bombers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of action and went on to add four more goals before the half to take a commanding 10-0 advantage as the first half horn sounded.

The Bombers posted ten more second half goals and were able to hold the Pioneers to one goal in each of the third and fourth quarters to earn the convincing conference victory.

UC's Oliver Barney went 9-of-18 on face-off opportunities and added a team-high five ground balls, while junior captain Mick Krajacic scooped up three ground balls and caused one turnover. Senior goalie Joe Davis stopped six shots in 30 minutes of work and he also added four ground balls. Junior Wilson Mukredechian spent the entire second half between the pipes and stopped five shots for UC.

Ithaca's Andrew Bruce (one goal, three assists), Devin Weinshank (two goals, two assists) and Mike Silipo (three goals, one assist) each tallied four points, while Tom Mongelli added three goals. All-American goalie David Gal stopped nine shots in his sixth victory of the season for the Bombers.

UC returns to action on Saturday when the Pioneers host Alfred University for an Empire 8 Conference contest scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Fans who cannot make it out to the game can follow live video and stats on-line at www.ucpioneers.com.