The Penn Yan Mustang boy's lacrosse team picked up their first win of the 2015 season with a convincing 14-3 win over rival Geneva Friday evening in Penn Yan. The Orange and Blue laxers continued their domination of Panthers, winning for the 21st time in 24 games played since 2003. The win evened Penn Yan's record at 1-1.
The Mustangs dropped their season opener 7-3 against a very talented Kilbourne High School team from Worthington, Ohio Sunday at home. The Mustangs were scheduled to play McDowell High School in Erie, Pa. Tuesday, but 6 inches of fresh, Lake Erie snow put a stop to that. The Penn Yan team enjoyed their brief stay in the Pennsylvania lakeside city practicing indoors and visiting the giant Splash Lagoon waterpark facility. Returning home, they were more than ready to resume their season against the Geneva Panthers.
In Friday's game, Penn Yan jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They extended their lead to 8-2 at the half and 13-2 after three quarters en route to the 14-3 triumph. Senior Ben Covert enjoyed a big evening, notching 5 goals to lead the Mustang charge. Sean Emerson added 3 goals and dished out 2 assists. Craig Gerhardt added 2 goals and 1 assist. The Fingar boys, Conner and Austin also scored goals for Penn Yan. Austin Fingar picked up 2 assists also. Connor Fingar, the talented Mustang 8th grader, notched his 2nd goal of the young season. He scored a goal against Kilbourne in the season opener. Rounding out the Mustang scoring ledger was Tate Stewart (1 goal/1 assist), Casey Marsh ( 1 goal/ 1 assist), and Ben Emerson (1 assist). Gage Ponsetti was solid in the Penn Yan nets. He stopped 6 Panther shots to cement the Mustang win.
Penn Yan is off until next Saturday, April 11. The Orange and Blue will hit the road to play Carthage from the Watertown area. The game will be played at the Central Square High School field.