No. 5 RIT's Offense Blazes in Win over Vassar

ROCHESTER, NY -- Junior attack Jack Krzyston (Bedford, NH/Bishop Guertin) scored a career-high six goals as No. 5 RIT (11-2, 3-0 Liberty League) beat Vassar (3-8, 0-4 Liberty League), 25-3, in Liberty League action at RIT's Turf Field on Saturday afternoon.

Krzyston finished with seven points on six goals and an assist, as RIT equaled its season high of 25 goals scored for the third time this season. He now has a team-high 53 points on 34 goals and 19 assists this season.

Eddie Kiesa (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) and Colby Brainard (Fredericksburg, VA/Brooke Point) each scored three goals for RIT, who have now won five straight games. Brainard, Jarett Schmauder (Franklin, MA/Franklin), and Alec Sulesky (Medina, OH/Medina) each scored their first collegiate goals for the Tigers, while Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) dished out three assists.

Pat Johnston (Norwell, MA/Norwell) picked up his 11th win of the season, making just two saves in 25 minutes of action. Anthony DeLeo (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua Academy), who won 15 games in goal in 2012, made his season debut on Saturday, returning from an injury, DeLeo played nearly 36 minutes, allowing two goals and making eight saves.

RIT dominated in all phases of the game. The Tigers outshot Vassar 63-22 and won the ground ball battle 52-21. RIT won 23 of 32 face-offs, and were 16 of 19 on clearing attempts. The RIT man-up, ranked second in Division III, was 3 for 4 on Saturday, improving their conversion percentage to 52.5 (31 of 59) percent this season. The Tigers have 27 man-up goals in the last nine games.

RIT scored the first four goals of the game to lead 7-1 after one quarter of play. Kiesa scored all three of his goals in the first quarter, while Krzyston also scored three in the quarter.

Shane Flattery scored the Brewers lone goal of the quarter at 8:40 of the opening quarter.

The Tigers tacked on seven more goals in the second quarter, leading 14-2 at the half. Six different Tigers scored goals in the second quarter, while Sean Brazier tallied the Brewers goals.

RIT scored eight goals in the third quarter, and three in the fourth quarter to equal their highest goal output of the season.

RIT returns to action on Wednesday, April 17 when the Tigers hit the road to face Union College at 4:00 p.m. in Schenectady, New York.

2013-04-13



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