No. 4 RIT Hangs 28-Spot on Elmira
from press release
ELMIRA, N.Y. - The #4 RIT men's lacrosse team improved to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the Empire 8 with a 28-2 win over Elmira College on Wednesday. The 28 goals scored by the Tigers is the most goals scored since 1997 when RIT scored a school-record 30 goals versus Niagara University.
Twelve different Tigers scored goals, including Kelso Davis (Freeport, ME/Deerfield Academy), Tyler Russell (Livonia, NY/Livonia) and Matt Lesczynski (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls) who each tallied five for the Tigers. Lesczynski, who had three assists on the day, had a career high in points with eight and goals with five.
Seventeen different players tallied a point for RIT who set a program record for points in a game with 51. Jack Krzyston (Bedford, NH/Bishop Guertin) had three goals and three assists, Jordan MacIntosh (Oakville, ON/Holy Trinity) added a goal and three assists and Tanner King (Virginia Beach, VA/Corning East) had two goals and an assist. Chris Cherami (Olwick, NJ/Seton Hall Prep) and Iric Bressler (Stafford, VA/North Stafford) added two and three assists respectively.
RIT outshot Elmira 60-17 and won 27-of-34 face-offs. The Tigers were 11-of-17 on clearing attempts, and were 5-of-10 on man-up opportunities.
Tyler Shaw (Tully, NY/Tully) was 16-of-18 on face-offs, while MacIntosh went 13-of-16. He also grabbed a game-high seven ground balls.
The Tigers defense, which is allowing 7.25 goals per game, held the Soaring Eagles to just two goals on the afternoon.
Senior Bob Tonnessen (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) got the start in net. He played the first 30 minutes, allowing two goals and picking up his eighth win of the season. Anthony Deleo (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua Academy) played the second half, making three saves and did not allow a goal.
RIT led 6-0 after the first quarter, and broke the game open in the second quarter scoring eight goals. Leading 14-2 at the half, RIT shut out Elmira in the second half and tallied 14 goals, seven in the third and fourth quarters.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 9 when they host Empire 8 rival Ithaca College. Face-off is at 12 pm on RIT Field. Saturday's game will be broadcast on Time Warner Sports Network.
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