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AU men’s lacrosse team drops Elmira, 22-6

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team defeated visiting Elmira College, 22-6, Saturday afternoon, giving the Saxons their first Empire 8 win of the season.

Junior attack Justin Gill (Gowanda, NY/Gowanda) and junior midfielder Mike Russo (Mattydale, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) each scored four goals (with Gill adding an assist) to pace AU (7-2, 1-2 Empire 8). The Saxons led 12-2 at the half as they outshot Elmira 32-13 through two periods. For the game, AU outshot the Soaring Eagles 55-26 and held a 43-26 advantage in groundballs.

Sophomore attack Marc Zoyhofski (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) and sophomore midfielder Justin Kieffer (Middletown, MD/Middletown) each had three goals for Alfred, with Zoyhofski also assisting on two scores. Freshman midfielders Brendan Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) and Nick Lusardi (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills) each tallied a pair of goals for the Saxons and senior long stick midfielder Evander Wilson (Penfield, NY/Penfield) had a goal and a game-high eight groundballs.

Rick Acorn had three goals for Elmira and Brandon Saylor had an assist and eight groundballs. TJ White had two goals for the Soaring Eagles.

Sophomore Adam Schutz (Geneva, NY/Geneva) had nine saves in just over 48 minutes of action, chipping in with an assist and grabbing three groundballs. Freshman Steve Bonura (Shoreham, NY/Shoreham-Wading River) played 5:56 in goal and made one save, while freshman John Landi (Putnam Valley, NY/Putnam Valley) played the final 6:36 in goal and allowed two goals while making two saves.

Ryan Miller (four goals allowed), Geoffrey Lane (12 goals) and Matt Hale (six goals) combined to make 15 saves for Elmira.

Alfred is in action next on Wednesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at Cazenovia.