Third-Ranked RIT Wins High-Scoring Affair with Nazareth

ROCHESTER, NY -- Third-ranked RIT (7-2) scored 25 goals versus arch rival Nazareth (6-4), the most the Golden Flyers have ever allowed, beating the Golden Flyers 25-15 in a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon at RIT's Turf Field.

The forty combined goals is the most goals scored in the history of the rivalry, while the 25 goals scored by RIT ties for the most goals scored in a game this season. Jack Krzyston (Bedford, NH/Bishop Guertin) led RIT with seven points on four goals and three assists. Eddie Kiesa (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) scored four goals and dished out two assists. Kyle Aquin (Hamilton, Ontario/St. Jean De Brebeuf) and Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) eacj scored four goals for the Tigers.

RIT held a 52-50 shot advantage, while Nazareth held a slight ground ball advantage 46-43. Nazareth won 23 of 43 face-offs and were 7 of 12 on clearing attemtps. RIT was 15 of 18 on clears, and went 5 of 7 with the man advantage.

Pat Johnston (Norwell, MA/Norwell) got the win in net for RIT, making 13 saves. Drew Tyrell played nearly 14 minutes and made five saves, while Jarryd Lee (Melbourne, Australia/St. Leonards) played two minutes and made one save.

Luke Wooters led Nazareth with five goals and an assist, and Troy Haefele and Drew Simoneau each had three goals for the Golden Flyers who have lost six straight games to RIT.

Scott Brown got the start in net, taking the loss, allowing 17 goals and making three saves. Tim Doyle played the second half and allowed eight goals and made six asves.

RIT led 4-2 after the first quarter, and blew the game open with a 10-goal second quarter, leading 14-4 at the half. Warren scored three of his four goals in the second quarter to help the Tigers open the game up.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, April 3 when the Tigers host SUNY Geneseo at 4:00 pm on RIT's Turf Field.

* * * *

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Host RIT erupted for 10 second-quarter goals Saturday to break open a close game as the Tigers went on to take a 25-15 men's lacrosse victory over the Golden Flyers in a non-conference game on RIT's Turf Field.

RIT, ranked third nationally in Division III, improved to 7-2 overall, while Nazareth dropped to 6-4. The Tigers have now won the last six men's lacrosse meetings with the Golden Flyers.

Trailing 4-2 after the first quarter, Nazareth got a man-up goal from freshman Luke Wooters just 17 seconds into the second quarter before RIT strung together seven straight goals and 10 of the next 11 to take an insurmountable 14-4 advantage at halftime.

Jack Krzyston paced the Tigers with four goals and three assists, while Eddie Kiesa added four goals and two assists. Allister Warren and Kyle Aquin also scored four times each. Wooters had five goals for Nazareth to boost his team-leading total to 27. Freshman Troy Haefele also scored three times as did sophomore midfielder Drew Simoneau, who went 22 for 38 on faceoffs and collected 11 ground balls.

Junior Chris Aycock also scored twice for Nazareth; Collin Clark had one goal and one assist and Nick Loscalzo also had a goal.

RIT scored three of the first four goals of the second half to extend its lead to 17-5. The Golden Flyers had a couple of flurries of their own, scoring three times in a stretch of 2:33 in the third quarter and scoring the first four goals of the fourth quarter.

RIT had a 52-50 edge in shots overall and scored five extra-man goals. Freshman Scott Brown started in goal for Nazareth and made three saves. Senior Tim Doyle played in the second half and had six saves. Pat Johnston had 13 saves in three quarters for the Tigers.

Nazareth resumes its Empire 8 Conference schedule Friday at home against Ithaca at 5:00 p.m.

2013-03-30



Create a free lacrosse website