Balanced Women's Keuka Lax Defeats Alfred

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Senior Maggie Bonafede of Churchville scored eight points on seven assists and one goal and 11 different student-athletes scored a goal as the Keuka College women’s lacrosse team defeated Alfred University 19-4 Wednesday afternoon in Alfred.

Junior Jennifer Burt of Penn Yan scored three goals with an assist, senior Caroline Arancio of Clinton had three goals, as did junior Kaycee Maguire of Potsdam as the Storm (4-2) set a season-high for goals scored.

Senior Taylor Smith of Webster and freshman Morgan Bruno of Seneca Falls each scored two goals for Keuka.

Freshman Maura Gosson of Syracuse added a goal and an assist for Keuka, which knocked off Alfred (1-4) of the Empire 8 Conference.

Junior Olivia Hudson of Adams, sophomore Samantha Staino of Brockport and freshman Sydney Forshay of Clifton Springs and Taylor Willsey of Mexico each added a goal in the win.

Smith also scooped up three groundballs and caused three turnovers while Bonafede, Forshay, Maguire and junior Maggie Mercurio of Whitesboro each had two groundballs as the Storm won their second straight.

Senior Korie Fitzgerald of Vestal made nine saves for the win.

Bruno scored on a free-position shot and Burt and Smith each added tallies as the Storm led 3-0 3:14 into the contest.

Alfred (1-4) responded with two goals in a span of 2:27 before the Storm rattled off 11 unanswered goals to take a 14-2 halftime lead. Bonafede set up six of the Storm’s goals in the opening half and produced her second straight game with eight or more points.

Maguire scored three times, Arancio and Burt added two goals while Bruno, Gosso, Hudson and Willsey each added goals during the run.

The Keuka scoring run extended to 13 straight tallies when Arancio and Smith found the back of the net in the first two minutes of the second half, and the Green and Gold breezed to the win.

The Storm are home for a four-game stretch, beginning with Saturday’s noon clash with Cazenovia College. Keuka also hosts Morrisville State (Sunday), Lancaster Bible College (April 12) and Wilson College (April 13) during the homestand.

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