Fifth-Ranked RIT Coasts to Victory Over Geneseo

ROCHESTER, NY No. 5 RIT (8-2) picked up an impressive 17-4 win over Geneseo (4-4) in non-conference action from RIT's Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Eddie Kiesa (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) led the Tigers with five goals, while Jack Krzyston (Bedford, NH/Bishop Guertin) had a goal and three assists. Kyle Aquin (Hamilton, Ontario/St. Jean De Brebeuf) scored three goals, and Brad Gillies (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas), Taylor Wisman (Seattle, WA/Inglemoor) and Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) each had a goal and an assist.

RIT's defense was stout, shutting out the Knights in the first half, and holding Geneseo to four goals total. Pat Johnston (Norwell, MA/Norwell) picked up his eighth win of the season, making 10 saves.

The Tigers out shot Geneseo 52-25 and won the ground ball battle 54-25. RIT won 19 of 24 face-offs and were 21 of 21 on clearing attempts.

Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) was 11 of 12 on face-offs for RIT and had five ground balls. Senior P.J. Hart (Camillus, NY/West Genesee) was 8 of 10 on draws and had four ground balls. Senior defensemen Elliott Cowburn (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) had five ground balls and one caused turnover.

RIT jumped out of the gate early, scoring four straight to open the game, leading 4-0 after one quarter of play. Pat McMullan (Easton, PA/Wyoming Seminary), Gillies, Wallace and Wisman all scored for the Tigers in the quarter.

Kiesa's goal with 6:59 to play in the second quarter proved to be the only scoring in the quarter.

RIT came out and scored six times in the third quarter. Aquin scored all three of his goals in the third quarter, while Kiesa, Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) and Luke Wolfe (Buffalo, NY/Williamsville North) each scored.

John Felix scored the Knights first goal with 13:09 to play in the third quarter off an assist Steve Cregan. Tim Burgess added a second goal with 10:03 to play in the third off another assist from Cregan.

Kiesa scored three of RIT's six fourth-quarter goals, while Krzyston, Foster Wisman (Seattle, WA/Inglemoor) and Owen Nicola (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) each scored for the Tigers. For Nicola, it was his first collegiate goal.

Cregan led Geneseo with two assists, while Andre Keating, Time Burgess, and Brent Lawless each scored for the Knights. Ryan Zaremba got the start in net, and took the loss making 12 saves.

RIT returns to action on Saturday, April 6 when the Tigers host Liberty League rival, Rensselaer at 1:00 pm.

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Rochester, N.Y. Geneseo (4-3) dropped a 17-4 decision to fifth-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology Wednesday.

Sophomore attack Steven Cregan (Rochester/Brighton) collected a pair of assists, giving him 17 this season and 52 in his career.

Senior midfielder John Felix (Scarsdale/Scarsdale) scored Geneseo's first goal his fourth in three games.

Senior midfielder Tim Burgess (Syracuse/Westhill), junior midfielder Joe Cicio (Northport/Northport) and sophomore attack Brett Lawless (Massapequa Park/Massapequa) each scored a goal. Cicio's goal was the first of his career. Sophomore attack Cory Gleasman (Clinton/Clinton) added an assist.

Junior Ryan Zaremba (Bay Shore/Army Prep) made 12 saves and picked up four ground balls. Junior Adam Perri (Auburn/Auburn) stopped three fourth-quarter shots.

Cregan and senior defenseman Jeff Dunworth (Katonah/John Jay) also collected four ground balls.

The Knights are idle until hosting top-ranked Cortland next Wednesday.


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