Ithaca Falls to 10th-Ranked Geneseo at Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. - The 10th-ranked Geneseo Blue Knights (3-0) scored 14 straight goals through the first, second, and third quarters and defeated the #21 Ithaca (0-3) men's lacrosse team 17-7 Friday afternoon in a neutral site game at Murphy Field on the campus of Onondaga Community College.

Ithaca took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter on goals by freshman midfielder Brendan Donelan (Brewster/Patterson), the first goal of his career, and junior midfielder Mike Silipo (Williston Northampton/Deerfield, Mass.). The Bombers were held off the scoreboard for the next 31 minutes until junior midfielder Ryan Lowe (Fairport/Fairport) answered for Ithaca late in the third quarter. It was Lowe's second goal of the season.

Sophomore attackman Devin Weinshank (Long Beach/Long Beach) scored three straight goals for Ithaca in the fourth quarter and tied a career-high with three goals in the game. He leads Ithaca in scoring with four goals on the year. Junior middie Jay Lucas (Fox Lane/Bedford Hills) had a career-high three assists in the contest and tied a career high with three points. Ithaca's seven goals were the highest offensive total of the season, and the four fourth-quarter goals were a season-best over one quarter.

Ithaca won 14 faceoffs, as sophomore midfielder Brian DiBetta (John Jay/Katonah) was 8 for 13 at the X.

The Bombers return to action Monday at Whitter (Calif.).


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