Penn Yan Academy alumni are on the college lacrosse fields already, with some notable performances:
Limestone 12 Tampa U 10
The nationally second-ranked Limestone College men’s lacrosse team doubled up seventh-ranked University of Tampa over the middle quarters and would make that lead hold up as the Blue and Gold posted a 12-10 decision on Feb. 25.
Junior Ryan Maciejewski of Penn Yan led the Saints with three goals and an assist
His first goal came in the first quarter to even the score at 1-1, but by the end of the quarter, the Saints were down 3-2. He scored again early in the second quarter to tie the game with his third goal of the season, but Tampa would answer with the go-ahead score a few ticks later to make it 4-3.
Early in the third quarter, Limestone extended the margin to 6-4 as Maciejewski completed the hat trick.
The Saints have won 26 consecutive regular season games, dating back to the 2015 season.
Keuka College 11 Alfred State 3
The Keuka College Men’s Lacrosse team opened the 2017 season with a 11-3 victory over Alfred State at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex Feb. 25.
Keuka College (1-0) was led by freshman Craig Gerhardt of Penn Yan who had three goals and an assist.
Both teams struck early in Keuka Park on a rainy Saturday afternoon as Matt Mahalick scored just 20 seconds into the game, but Alfred State’s Teddy Alvarado evened the score a minute and fifty seconds later. At the end of the first quarter, Keuka led 4-1 with goals from Gerhardt, Mark Shattuck, and Matt Mahalick with a pair. The Wolves would add a man-up goal at the 11:53 mark when Andrew Burns (Cicero-North Syracuse) scored off a pass from Gerhardt. At halftime the score stood 6-2 in favor of Keuka.
After a show of defense throughout the third quarter, Gerhardt broke through at 1:28 mark of the third completing the hat trick. Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves travel to Elmira College March 4 to face the Soaring Eagles. Elmira dropped their season opener to Neumann University 11-9. Keuka defeated Elmira College 13-3 last season.
Army 14 Syracuse 13
Penn Yan’s Brad Voigt scored a goal in the third quarter in Syracuse’s loss to Army Saturday. Voigt, a sophomore at SU this season, has scored a goal in all three of the Orange games he’s played in so far.