Keuka Starts Fast, Hands W&J Third Straight Loss

PENN YAN, N.Y. Keuka scored eight of the match's first nine goals and handed Washington & Jefferson its third-straight loss following a 13-6 men's lacrosse victory over the Presidents Saturday at Penn Yan Academy Field.

The Storm (4-4) received a four-goal effort from Chris Redington and had seven players find the back of the net.

Keuka took control early, posting a 6-1 lead after 15 minutes of play. Gino Marcello, David Miller and Mason Brown all had a pair of goals during the early spurt. Anthony Jones and Redington tacked on goals in the first seven minutes of the second quarter, but sophomore attacker Joseph Eck's (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) goal just over a minute before halftime cut the deficit to 8-2.

Junior attacker Andrew Wallick (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) scored the first goal of the second half to bring the Presidents (3-7) to within 8-3, but Redington answered with three-straight goals to close out the third quarter and KC cruised to its third consecutive win.

Keuka outshot W&J by a 36-23 margin and held a 40-27 edge in ground ball pickups. Keuka scored on 2 of 7 extra-man chances, while limiting W&J to an 0 for 3 effort. Both teams won 11 faceoffs.

Brett Leonard played the first 46 minutes in goal for the Storm and made four saves. W&J junior Matt Landfried (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) started for the Presidents and suffered the loss after stopping one of six shot attempts in 22 minutes. Sophomore goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) totaled 11 saves the rest of the way.

Wallick and junior attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) led the Presidents with one goal and one assist. Sophomore midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) won four faceoffs and picked up four ground balls.

W&J looks to get back on track Wednesday when it travels to Latrobe, Pa., to battle Saint Vincent at 4:00 pm.


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