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Saxons beat Elmira for first Empire 8 win

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University men’s lacrosse team defeated visiting Elmira College, 13-10, Saturday afternoon at Merrill Field.

The Saxons outshot the Soaring Eagles 48-34, and held a 31-25 advantage in groundballs. AU led Elmira 10-7 at the half, as each team netted three goals in the second half.

Senior attack Marc Zoyhofski (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) scored a game-high seven points (three goals, four assists) and freshman attack Caleb McCaig (Corning, NY/Corning West (Mercyhurst)) scored two goals and assisted on another to pace AU (8-2, 1-2 Empire 8). Junior attack Stefan Dabkowski (Latham, NY/Shaker (SUNY Delhi), junior midfielder Jay Whyel (Markleysburg, PA/Mercersburg Academy), and freshman midfielder Derek Green (Pitssburgh, PA/The Kiski School) each netted a pair of goals. Sophomore midfielder Matt Hodnik (Binghamton, NY/Binghamton) scored a goal and an assist.

Freshman midfielder Tyler Brooks-Lambert (Seneca Castle, NY/Midlakes) (one goal) went 19 of 26 on face-offs and scooped up a game-high nine groundballs. Sophomore defender Jake Spadoni (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) (four groundballs) and freshman defender Tony Juliano (West Seneca, NY/Nichols) (two groundballs) each caused a game-best four turnovers.

Adam Walker netted three goals and one assist, and Rick Acorn scored two goals and tow assists to lead the Soaring Eagles(2-4, 0-3 Empire 8.

Sophomore Justin Becker (Conesus, NY/Livonia) started in net for the Saxons making 10, and Dave Buccino went the distance in goal for Elmira and finished with 15 saves.

Alfred is in action next on Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. vs. Cazenovia.