Men’s Lax Wins NEAC Opener

Senior Connor Latimer scored two goals with three assists as the Keuka College men's lacrosse team defeated Cazenovia College 16-3 Saturday in the Storm's NEAC opener (photo courtesy of Taylor Smith, Keuka College Sports Information Department).
Senior Connor Latimer scored two goals with three assists as the Keuka College men's lacrosse team defeated Cazenovia College 16-3 Saturday in the Storm's NEAC opener (photo courtesy of Taylor Smith, Keuka College Sports Information Department).

Sophomore Matt Beebe (Syracuse, NY/LaFayette) scored three goals with one assist and senior Connor Latimer (Whitby, Ont./Father Leo J. Austin) added two goals with three assists as the Keuka College men's lacrosse remained perfect with a 16-3 win over Cazenovia College Saturday at Penn Yan Academy in Penn Yan, N.Y.

Juniors Cory Gray (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) and James Voigt (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan) each added three goals while freshman Jordan Growney (Fairport, NY/Fairport) added two goals and sophomore Brendan King (Auburn, NY/Auburn) handed out two assists for the Storm (5-0, 1-0 NEAC), who prevailed in their North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener.

Freshman Jamie Kuppel (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) added a goal and an assist, while senior Kenny Cannon (East Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse-Minoa) had six groundballs and classmate Zachary Koczent (Geneva, NY/Geneva) collected five groundballs as Keuka enjoyed a 36-27 edge in groundballs.

Seniors Mike Donals (Livonia, NY/Livonia) and Nick Judge (Clifton Springs, NY/Midlakes) each added goals for the Green and Gold.

Junior Eric Saltrelli (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) improved to 4-0 after making five saves in 45 minutes of action.

Gray scored three times, including a man-up tally, Voigt added a pair of goals and Judge scored as the Storm took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter.

The Storm's defense, led by senior Scott Miller (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan), junior Marc Sacco (East Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse-Minoa) and freshmen Trevor Jones (Jamesville, NY/LaFayette) and Dustin Springer (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) blanked the Wildcats (3-2, 0-2 NEAC) for the first 18 minutes and 37 seconds.

Keuka took a 9-1 lead into halftime and outscored Cazenovia 7-2 in the second half to remain undefeated.

The Storm host NEAC rival Wells College in a 2:30 p.m. clash Sunday afternoon at Penn Yan Academy.



Men's Lax Wins NEAC Opener