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AU men’s lacrosse team defeats Morrisville 12-6

ALFRED, NY — Junior midfielder Mike Russo (Mattydale, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) scored five goals and dished out an assist to lead the Alfred University men’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory over visiting SUNY Morrisville Thursday evening.

Sophomore attack Marc Zoyhofski (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) tallied three goals and an assist to help AU improve its record to 5-0 on the season.

The Saxons scored the game’s first five goals and led 5-0 after one period. Eric Stein got Morrisville (1-3) on the board 53 seconds in to the second period, but AU answered with two goals and led 7-2 at the half. Alfred tallied the first three scores of the fourth to take a commanding 12-3 lead before Morrisville scored three late goals.
Sophomore midfielder Justin Kieffer (Middletown, MD/Middletown) scored twice and had an assist for AU, while junior attack Justin Gill (Gowanda, NY/Gowanda) and freshman midfielder Brendan Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) each had a goal and an assist.

Andrew Elsmore netted three goals to lead Morrisville, while Stein had two goals and Tim Bobbett scored once.

Sophomore Adam Schutz (Geneva, NY/Geneva) played 52:19 in goal recording four saves while allowing three goals. Morrisville’s Michael Hinchey played 48 minutes in goal in relief of starter Jimmy Hodgson (five goals allowed, three saves) and allowed seven goals while recording two saves.

AU plays next on March 25 at 4 p.m. at Ithaca in the Saxons’ Empire 8 Conference opener.