Saint John Fisher vs. Elmira
April 3, 2013
The Game Story:
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team defeated Elmira College 16-8 in Empire 8 play on Wednesday afternoon in Growney Stadium. With the win, the Cardinals move to 8-2 on the year and 2-0 in the Empire 8 while the Soaring Eagles fall to 1-6, 0-1.

Fisher and Elmira traded scores over the first three periods before the Cardinals finally broke away in the fourth with eight-straight goals.

Jeff Wester finished the contest with nine points on five assists and four goals, just one point shy of tying the College's record for points set by Matt Hargather back in 2007 against Washington & Jefferson College.

Also having multiple point days for the Cardinals were Michael Boisvert (four goals), Nick Rossi (one goal, two assists), Brett Farrell (two goals, one assist), Bryan Dyer (two goals) and Greg Ramsden (two goals).

Dustin Makuch scored his first goal of the year during the eight-straight goal stretch. M.P. Joseph earned the win in net after coming in with the score knotted at 5-5 in the second half. Joseph finished with two saves.

After heading to the locker rooms tied at 5-5, the Cardinals started the second half with two goals to take a 7-5 advantage. Both goals to start the half were unassisted with the first coming from Wester and the second coming from Ramsden.

The Soaring Eagles ended the run with a goal at 5:54 remaining in the third quarter.

With 1:55 left in the third, Fisher would bump its lead back to a two-goal margin with Boisvert scoring his third goal of the game and 21st of the season. The score came off a Rossi assist to go up 8-6, a score that would hold through end of the third quarter.

Fisher opened the second quarter with three-straight goals to seemingly take control of the contest at 5-2. Dyer and Boisvert scored back-to-back goals just 1:25 apart, both with Wester finding the scorers for his 19th and 20th assists of the year. At 7:59, the Cardinals scored its third-straight goal off Boisvert's second goal of the game, this time coming from Jacob Aldrich, his second assist of the year.

Elmira would not be discouraged by the Fisher scoring surge, as the Soaring Eagles answered back with three-straight goals of their own, with the final goal coming with just 18 second left in the first stanza. The two teams headed to the locker rooms tied at 5-5.

In the first quarter Fisher opened the scoring on a Dyer goal off a Rossi pass. The goal was Dyer's ninth of the season but the lead wouldn't last long as the Soaring Eagles knotted the score moments later.

Fisher scored its second goal when Rossi ripped a shot from deep in the middle of the field that soared past the Elmira goalie. Wester was credited with the assist on the Rossi goal but again it was simply a trade goal situation as Elmira tied the contest late in the quarter.

The Cardinals will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday when they travel to face Empire 8 foe Stevens Institute of Technology, who is currently ranked No. 8 in the nation.