#10 Wesleyan Upends #6 Geneseo in Quarterfinals

GENESEO, N.Y. - Advancing to the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse semi-finals for the first time in team history, Wesleyan got a six-goals, four-assist performance from All-American midfielder senior Glenn Adams to move past homestanding Geneseo State here Wednesday, May 17. With his 10-point effort, Adams upped his team-leading scoring to 69 points on 25 goals and 44 assists while becoming the fourth Wesleyan male to exceed 200 career points, now with 207.

After a scientifically-played first half which ended in a 3-3 deadlock as each team tried to figure out what might work best vs. each other's strengths and weaknesses, Geneseo took a 4-3 lead on sophomore Mike Pizzuto's second goal of the day 1:41 into the third period. Wesleyan responded with a four-goal run as Adams tied the score at 11:09, followed in short order by first-year defender Spike Malangone's long-stick shot that gave Wesleyan the lead for good at 10:55 and sophomore Chris Jasinski's tally at 10:29. First-year Russ Follansbee closed out the run at 7:04 for the 7-4 Wesleyan edge, The third period ended with Wesleyan ahead, 10-7.

The Cardinals scored the first two goals of the fourth period to increase the difference to five goals and Geneseo never got closer than four as Wesleyan goalie junior Charlie Congleton racked up 10 of his 16 saves over the final 15 minutes. The Cardinals scored on 16 of their 24 shots on Geneseo junior goalie Tim Garback.

This was the first-ever meeting between Wesleyan and Geneseo in men's lacrosse and that also will be the case Sunday, May 21 when Wesleyan visits Cortland State for a national semi-final contest. Cortland eliminated NESCAC tournament champion, Middlebury, 12-8 in a quarter-final May 17.
Score by Period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Wesleyan University. 1 2 7 6 - 16
Geneseo Blue Knights 2 1 4 3 - 10

Records: Wesleyan 16-3, Geneseo 13-3

Wesleyan University SCORING:
GOALS: Glenn Adams 6; Russell Follansbee 2; Mike Walsh 2;
Grayson Connors 2; Chris Jasinski 1; Mike Vitulano 1;
Jason Ben-Eliyahu 1; Spike Malagone 1.
ASSISTS: Glenn Adams 4; Chris Jasinski 2; Jordan Funt 1.

Geneseo Blue Knights SCORING:
GOALS: Jack Ryerson 4; Mike Pizzuto 3; Owahn Bazydlo 2;
Brian Orlowski 1.
ASSISTS: Kevin Austin 2; Owahn Bazydlo 1; Colin Ireland 1;
Joe Malach 1; Brian Orlowski 1; Pat Riehlman 1;
Jack Ryerson 1.

Shots by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Wesleyan University. 6 6 13 10 - 35
Geneseo Blue Knights 7 5 8 17 - 37

Ground balls by prd 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Wesleyan University. 12 7 11 5 - 35
Geneseo Blue Knights 11 7 11 14 - 43

Face-offs by prd 1 2 3 4 Total
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Wesleyan University. 2-4 0-4 6-12 2-10 - 10-30
Geneseo Blue Knights 2-4 4-4 6-12 8-10 - 20-30

Clears by period 1 2 3 4 Total
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Wesleyan University. 5-5 5-7 3-4 7-12 - 20-28
Geneseo Blue Knights 4-5 3-5 2-2 4-4 - 13-16

Extra-man opps 1 2 3 4 Total
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Wesleyan University. 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-3 - 3-6
Geneseo Blue Knights 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 - 2-2

Saves by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Wesleyan University. 4 1 2 10 - 17
Geneseo Blue Knights 3 2 2 1 - 8

PENALTIES - WESM06 2/1:30; GENMLX 6/4:30.

2006-05-18



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