Mustang laxers down McQuaid, fall to Carthage

Gary Pinneo

The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s lacrosse team improved their early season record to 2-0 with a convincing 12-2 win over McQuaid on Tuesday evening in Brighton.  

The Orange and Blue dominated this contest right from the beginning, building up a 7-2 first half lead.  

They cruised in the second half, outscoring their hosts 5-0.  Freshman Bradley Voigt led the Mustang scoring charge with a six goal and two assist effort.  

Ryan Maciejewski added two goals and an assist while Rion Davison chipped in two goals.  Anthony Luppino and J.J. Voigt also scored goals for Penn Yan.  

Brandon Maciejewski and Matt Spoor combined for eight saves in the nets for Penn Yan (2-0).

Carthage (Sec. 3) 15                             

Penn Yan 9

The Mustangs traveled to the North Country on Saturday to face off against Section 3 lacrosse  power Carthage High School.

Saturday’s contest between the two traditional high school lax powers was part of the “Lax for a Cause” Wounded Warrior Project.  This initiative was put together to honor our returning, wounded military heroes, and has brought attention to the plight of the many wounded men and women in the military returning home after serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Each team on Saturday had a wounded veteran on the sideline serving as a honorary captain.  It was a special and emotional afternoon for everyone.

The Mustangs started strong in this match jumping out to a quick 5-1 first quarter lead.  They increased their margin to 7-4 early in the second quarter, but Carthage fought back to tie the game at 7 by halftime.  

The Orange and Blue laxers regained the lead in the third quarter on goals by Dylan Yonts and Adam Stork.  But Carthage once again fought back to tie the game at 9 after three quarters.  

The hometown North Country laxers pulled away for good in the final stanza, outscoring their Section V guests 6-0.  After a hard fought effort, Carthage endured 15-9.

Rion Davison, Dylan Yonts and Bradley Voigt scored two goals each for Penn Yan.  

Adam Stork, Colby Treat, Baird Wilber, Jeremy Bunn, and Ryan Maciejewski also scored Mustang goals.  Brandon Maciejewski recorded 14 saves in goal for Penn Yan (2-1).