Wolves Cruise to Men’s Lacrosse Victory at Houghton

Mark Shattuck (30) scored three goals and added two assists for Keuka College on Thursday
Mark Shattuck (30) scored three goals and added two assists for Keuka College on Thursday

HOUGHTON, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team defeated Houghton College 21-8 on a rainy Thursday night at Houghton College.

Craig Gerhardt led Keuka College (4-2) with five goals and two assists on Thursday. Mark Shattuck and Dan Blaessig each added three goals in the win.

Keuka College 21 at Houghton College 8

The Wolves jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the Highlanders as Craig Gerhardt and Kasey Olsen each scored a pair of goals during the run. Houghton snapped it with a goal at 3:05, but Andrew Burns scored 13 seconds later as the Wolves led 7-1 after the first.

Much like the first, Keuka opened the second quarter on a run. This time it was five straight goals to build a 12-1 advantage. Houghton scored the last two goals of the half, but Keuka led 12-3 at the break.

Keuka College remained in control in the second half. After the Highlanders made it 12-4, Keuka scored four straight. Following a Houghton goal, Jon Salotti scored in the final minute to send the game to the fourth quarter with Keuka College leading 17-5.

The Green and Gold scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter in a three-minute span. Jordan Porter-Lemon capped the scoring for the Wolves. Houghton added three goals in the frame but it was not enough as Keuka College continued onto the 21-8 victory.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 2-0 all-time against the Highlanders. It was their first meeting since the 2013 season
  • The Wolves end their non-conference slate 3-0 against teams from the Empire 8 Conference
  • Keuka collected a season-high 44 groundballs on Thursday
  • Dan Blaessig set a new career-high with three goals in the game
  • Jon Salotti scored the first two goals of his collegiate career
  • Freshman defender Ryan Bates collected a career-best five groundballs against the Highlanders

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves return to action on Wednesday, April 4 as they open North Eastern Athletic Conference play at Medaille College. Keuka College is 21-2 all-time against Medaille and has won the last nine meetings with the Mavericks.