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Saxons edge Potsdam, 9-8
3/11/11

MYRTLE BEACH,SC—The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team finished their spring break trip 2-0, defeating Potsdam, 9-8, Friday afternoon.

AU led 5-4 at the half and held a 27-13 shot advantage. For the game, the Saxons finished with 49 shots to the Bears 33. Alfred turned the ball over a mere 14 times, while Potsdam turned it over 33 times.

Senior attack Marc Zoyhofski (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) scored a game-high four goals to pace the Saxons (4-0, 0-0 Empire 8). Freshman attack Caleb McCaig (Corning, NY/ Corning West(Mercyhurst)) scored a goal and had a pair of assists, and junior attack Stefan Dabkowski (Latham, NY/Shaker(SUNY Delhi))(one assist), senior midfielder Justin Kieffer (Midddletown, MD/Middletown), junior midfielder Brendan Murphy(Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude), and freshman midfielder Derek Green (Pittsburgh, PA/The Kiski School) each scored a goal. Freshman midfielder Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) chipped in with two assists.

Sophomore Justin Becker (Conesus, NY/Livonia) made his first career start for the Saxons in net making 10 saves and scooping up a game-best five groundballs. Sophomore defender Jake Spadoni (Webster, NY/ Webster Schroeder) finished with four groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Kyle Nicholas, Derek Frost and Zeppy O’Green each scored two goals for the Bears. Robbie Ashlaw and Ryan Paparella each netted a goal, and Sean McAulife had an assist. Mike Quinlan made 16 saves in goal for the Bears (1-1) and allowed nine goals.

Alfred is in action next on Mar. 16 at 4 p.m. vs. Morrisville.