Geneseo Uses 7-Goal Q1 to Get Past Lycoming

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Sophomore Mike Cooper (Riva, Md./Archbishop Spalding) posted a season-high five points with two goals and three assists and senior Matt McCaffer (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) added four goals to lead Lycoming to a season-high 10 goals, but SUNY Geneseo used a seven-goal first quarter to post a 15-10 non-conference win at DiMarco Field at Monroe Community College on a sunny, Tuesday, March 11.

The Blue Knights (1-1 overall) scored the first two goals of the fourth quarter, but the Warriors (0-5 overall) rallied, as sophomore Jake Wanamaker (Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick) scored with 4:01 left on a pass from Cooper to make it 13-8. After a goal by the Knights, McCaffer found the back of the net on a dish from Cooper and Cooper added one more goal with 1:12 left in the game. A late goal by Geneseo rounded out the scoring.

A back-and-forth third quarter saw each team score three goals, as junior Sean Reilly (Corning, N.Y./Corning Painted Post West) found McCaffer for the first goal with 13:39 left in the quarter. Geneseo scored a pair of goals to take a 10-5 lead, but Lycoming answered, as Cooper scored on a dish from senior Jason Breau (Lima, N.Y./Honeyoye Falls-Lima). After another Geneseo goal, Breau scored on a dish from Wanamaker with 24 seconds left, bringing Lycoming back within four goals at the start of the fourth quarter.

In a high-scoring first quarter, Geneseo scored twice in the opening moments before the Warriors got on the board with a man-up goal as Cooper found Reilly for the score. The Knights scored twice more before junior Christian Jacobs (Gwynn Oak, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) found the back of the net. The team's traded goals after that, with Reilly finding McCaffer for a score at the 5:37 mark of the first quarter. The Knights, however, scored the next three goals to take an 8-3 lead. A goal by McCaffer with 4:24 left sent the game to the break with Geneseo holding an 8-4 advantage.

Cooper finished with two goals, three assists and two ground balls, while McCaffer posted four goals on five shots and added a team-high five ground balls. Reilly added a goal, two assists and four ground balls and Breau and Wanamaker each had a goal and assist. On the x, junior John Scarponi (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) won 12 of 24 faceoffs and he also grabbed three ground balls.

The Blue Knights were led by five goals, two assists and six ground balls from Steve Cregan. Sam Thompson notched three goals and Zach Yehl added two goals. Joe Cicio notched seven ground balls and three caused turnovers.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, March 15, when they head to FDU-Florham for a 12:30 p.m. game.


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