Men's Lacrosse Moves Past Alfred, 7-5

ALFRED, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior attackman Kyle Wannamaker scored two goals while first-year midfielder James Pratt notched a goal and an assist to lead the Knights to a 7-5 victory at Alfred, Wednesday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Alfred opened the scoring with 12:12 on the first-quarter clock, but Wanamaker answered with a pair of goals in a 1:07 span to put the visitors on top at 10:31. 
  • Senior midfielder Alex Leuze made it a 3-1 lead for Geneseo (4-3) at 5:01 before the Saxons responded at 3:37. Senior midfielder Andrew Cummings scored 24 seconds later to give Geneseo a 4-2 edge after 15 minutes of play. 
  • Alfred (5-4) scored two goals to tie the game, 4-4, with 6:36 left in the second quarter, but a tally by junior attackman Zachary DeBottis at 1:35 pushed the Knights back on top heading into the second half. 
  • Pratt got into the action with a tally at 11:21 of the third before Alfred responded at 5:43. 
  • First-year midfielder Ryan Dorney scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter as Geneseo held their hosts scoreless over the final 20 minutes of regulation to seal the win. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • Sophomore Tyler Wetzel made five saves to earn his second-straight victory while Geneseo out-shot the Saxons, 33-20. 
  • Senior defenseman Ryan Cates picked up a game-high seven ground balls while sophomore midfielder Michael Leveroni compiled six. 
  • First-year defenseman Jimmy McGrath caused a team-high five turnovers, followed by Leveroni with three. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

Geneseo opens the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) portion of its slate this Saturday traveling to Oneonta for a 1:00 p.m. face-off. The game marks the end of seven-consecutive road contests for the Knights.