Brockport vs. Keuka
April 2, 2008
The Game Story:
Joe Gomez (Amherst, NY/Amherst) scored a game-high four goals, including two in the second half to lead The College at Brockport Menís Lacrosse team to an 11-6 win over Keuka College in a non-league contest played at RIT on Wednesday afternoon.

The game, originally scheduled to be played at Brockport was changed to the turf field on the campus of RIT due to unplayable field conditions at Brockport.

The Golden Eagles (5-1 Overall) scored seven goals in the third period and out-scored the Storm 9-2 in the second half to overcome a 5-2 halftime deficit to earn the teamís third straight win.

Gomez opened the scoring with an unassisted goal with five and a half minutes to go in the first period giving Brockport a 1-0 lead. Keuka would answer two minutes later tying the score at 1-1.

After a Matt Andon-McLane (Syracuse, NY/Nottingham) goal from Anthony Ventresca (Bridgeport, NY/Henninger) gave the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead with 3:09 to play; the Storm would score the equalizer with 54 seconds to play and then would score the next three goals to take a 5-2 score into halftime.

The Golden Eagles would respond in a big way in the third period by registering seven straight goals to take control of the game. Sophomore Adam Drypolcher (Manlius, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) opened the second half scoring off the assist from Mike Tammaro (Painted Post, NY/Corning West) with 11:23 to play in the quarter.

Sophomore Pat Reilly (Fairport, NY/Fairport), Andon-McLane, Ventresca, Gomez, and Corey Heck (East Greenbush, NY) followed suit with goals of their own pushing the Brockport lead to 9-5 at the end of the third period.

The Brockport defense held Keuka to only one goal in the fourth period, while the Golden Eagle offense scored two more goals to account for the 11-6 final score.

Offensively, Gomez led Brockport with four goals and Andon-McLane scored two goals and had one assist. Heck also finished with two goals for the Golden Eagles. Brockport outshot Keuka 36-26 on the game. The two teams combined to go 0-for-13 on extra man opportunities (Brockport, 0-for-6; Keuka, 0-for-7).

Junior Garret Allwes (Amherst, NY/Amherst) played all 60 minutes in goal and made 11 saves picking up the win in goal.