No. 1 RIT Coasts Past Geneseo to Stay Unbeaten

ROCHESTER, NY -- No. 1 RIT (10-0) rolled passed SUNY Geneseo (2-5) 22-6 in non-conference action from RIT's Turf Field Wednesday afternoon. Thirteen Tigers scored led by freshman Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) who scored six goals on the afternoon.

Lee led RIT with seven points on six goals and an assist. Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) had two goals and two assists, while Eddie Kiesa (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) dished out four assists. Kyle Sterzin (Fairport, NY/Fairport), Jack Krzyston (Bedford, NH/Bishop Guertin) and Pat McMullan (Easton, PA/Wyoming Seminary) each scored two goals and Alex Sulesky dished out a pair of assists. Sophomore Reid Swier (Red Deer, Alberta/Rimbey) scored his first collegiate goal.

The Tigers held a 51-34 shot advantage, and dominated ground balls 63-32. RIT won 20 of 29 face-offs and were 17 of 19 on clearing attempts. The Tiger's man-up went 2 for 4 on the afternoon, while the man-down unit allowed two Geneseo man-up goals on three chances.

Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) won 10 of 13 face-offs, dished out an assist and had a team-high eight ground balls. Matt Hossack (Port Perry, Ontario/Port Perry) caused three turnovers, scored a goal and had two ground balls, while Braden Wallace (Oakville, Ontario/Abbey Park) and Allister Warren (Toronto, Ontario/Malvern Collegiate Institute) each caused two turnovers for RIT.

Pat Johnston (Long Beach, CA/Norwell (MA)) got the start in net. He played the first half, picking up his seventh win of the season making four saves. Tony DeLeo played most of the second half, making six saves and Jarryd Lee (Melbourne, Australia/St. Leonards) played the final 10:32, making three saves.

RIT jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the first quarter. Lee scored four of his six goals in the first quarter, while Wisman and Sterzin tallied the other two Tigers goals. Joe Chiara scored Geneseo's lone first-quarter goal off an assist from Zach Yehl.

RIT ended the first quarter with a two-goal run and kept the momentum going in the second quarter, tallying the first six goals of the quarter, taking a 12-1 lead on a goal by Wallace with 5:06 to play in the opening half.

Sam Thompson broke the RIT run with his 17th goal of the season with 1:43 to play in the half off a feed from Steve Aziz.

Goals from Warren and JD Hall (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) to end the half gave the Tigers a 14-2 halftime lead.

Geneseo came out fired up in the third quarter, scoring the first two goals of the quarter. Chiara scored his eighth of the season and second of the game at 12:40 of the third quarter, making it 14-3 RIT. Andre Keating made it 14-4 RIT with his sixth goal of the season at 11:55.

Goals from Warren, McMullan and Kyle Aquin (Hamilton, Ontario/St. Jean De Brebeuf) gave the Tigers a 17-4 lead. RIT would add on three more goals in the third qaurter leading 20-6 after three.

Reid Swier (Red Deer, Alberta/Rimbey) and Zack Thompson (Orangeville, Ontario/Culver Academy) scored fourth quarter goals for RIT, making it a 22-6 final. The Tigers are outscoring thier opponents 170-87 this season.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 5 when RIT hits the road to face Rensselaer in Liberty League action from Troy, N.Y. First face-off is at 1:00 p.m.


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