No. 3 Cougars down No. 4 Suffolk
The #3 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team improved to 6-0 this year after beating #4 Suffolk Community College 13-4 on Sunday afternoon.
Christian Reiller put Genesee in front early with a first quarter goal but Suffolk responded and tied the game halfway through the opening period. Reiller scored again with 15-seconds remining in the first frame to give the Cougars the lead for good.
Chris Rabung scored a man up goal early in the second quarter to spark the Cougars offense. GCC scored five more times in the second, including two goals from Nick Gray and a goal from Steve Raimondi, to take a 7-1 lead into halftime.
(Chris Rabung (white) fires a shot on the Suffolk CC net)
The Genesee penalty kill was tested in the second half and Suffolk scored the first goal of the third quarter on a man up advantage to draw within five at 7-2. GCC responded with a man up goal of their own and a late goal by Marcus Palvino gave the Cougars a 9-3 lead going into the fourth.
GCC scored four times in the final frame and the win extends their unbeaten streak to six games.
Reiller finished the afternoon with four goals and two assists. Gray tallied three goals, Rabung and Raimondi each added two goals, Jonathan Gill recorded a goal and an assist, Luke Grahnert had two assists and Charlie Evans chipped in one goal.
Brady Lawrence had another strong performance in net making 18 saves. Jordan McElligott led the defense with five takeaways and five ground balls. Bobby Wheeler had four takeaways and Pete DiLaura had five takeaways and three ground balls.
Mike Breindel was 8 of 12 on faceoffs.
The Cougars will host Alfred State in their next contest on Wednesday night at 7pm.