SCRANTON, Pa. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore attackman Zachary DeBottis tallied two goals and two assists while sophomore attackman Kyle Wanamaker added three goal to lead the Knights to a 8-4 victory at Scranton, Wednesday.
Geneseo improved to 6-3 on the season, marking the team's highest win total in five seasons.
Scranton (5-4) got on the board less than two minutes into the game but the Knights notched the next three to lead 3-1 early in the second quarter. Wanamaker cashed in a DeBottis feed with 5:58 on the clock before senior attackman Tim Wright used a DeBottis assist to score with seven second left in the first quarter.
DeBottis netted his first goal of the game at 13:21 of the second before the Royals answered seconds later to pull within one, 3-2. Talles by DeBottis at 5:28 and Wanamaker at 2:55 pushed the visitors' lead to three, 5-2, at halftime.
Scranton got on the board at 8:49 of the third quarter but it was senior Midfielder Michael Engstrom potting an unassisted goal with 50 seconds on the clock to give the Knights a 6-3 lead heading into the final period.
Back-to-back tallies by junior attackman Joshua Merkel at 13:11 and Wanamaker at 9:30 gave Geneseo a five-goal cushion with 9:30 left in regulation that proved insurmountable.
Geneseo opens SUNYAC play this Saturday (April 8), traveling to Oswego for a 12:00 p.m. face-off with the Lakers.