Bombers Shut out Saxons in Empire 8 Action

Alfred, N.Y. Ithaca College (10-3, 6-0 Empire 8) recorded its first shutout in five years as it powered to a 20-0 victory at Alfred (4-9, 0-6 Empire 8) on Sunday afternoon.

Ithaca has won seven straight contests. It is the most consecutive games the Bombers have won since tallying eight straight in the 2003 season. The Bombers last posted a shutout with a 25-0 victory at Wells in the 2007 season opener.

Ithaca outshot Alfred, 33-2, collected 13 ground balls to the Saxons' 11 and won 14 of 22 draw controls. Eleven different players scored as the Bombers netted 12 in the first stanza and eight in the second.

Junior Tracy Rivas (East Meadow/East Meadow) tied a career-high seven-point performance on game-bests of four goals and three assists as she made her way onto Ithaca's career assists top-10 list. She enters a two-way tie for ninth with 40.

Senior Nicole Borisenok (Watervliet/Albany Academy for Girls), who sits fourth all-time at Ithaca with 152 goals, netted three on the day. She moved into a two-way tie for third in program history with 205 career points.

Senior Racquel Lividini (Mamaroneck/Mamaroneck) also added a hat trick and junior Kim Armbruster (Boonton, N.J./Montville) chipped in a pair of goals and an assist for three points. Freshman Molly Fischer (Aquinnah, Mass./Martha's Vineyard) had a career-high two assists in addition to a goal, while classmate Niki Standera (Penfield/Penfield) added a career-best two-score performance. Junior Nikki Dahl (Columbus, Ohio/The Wellington School) and sophomore Becky Guzzo (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) had one goal and one assist apiece.

Junior Sam Whitney (Rye, N.H./Portsmouth) and freshmen Natalie Lang (Garnet Valley, Pa./Garnet Valley) and Emily Peters (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) each scored once. Lang added a game-high two caused turnovers. Sophomores Katie Long (Ithaca/Ithaca) and Jenna Marchinetti (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) each scooped up a pair of ground balls for the Bombers.

Junior Jess Worthman (Commack/Hauppauge) made two stops during the first half. Sophomore Brittany Romano (Penfield/Penfield Central) was not forced to make a save in the latter 30 minutes.

Ithaca returns to action Tuesday, April 25 at Hamilton.


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