Gray, Voigt Lead Men's Lacrosse to Win

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Senior Cory Gray (Seneca Castle/Midlakes) equaled his career high with six goals and added an assist, and classmate James Voigt (Penn Yan) scored four goals with two assists as the Keuka College men’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the year.

The Wolfpack (1-2, 1-0 NEAC) used a big second half run to knock off Cazenovia College 19-10 Sunday in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener for both schools.

Junior Tyler Skowronski (Clarence) added two goals with three assists, while senior Derek Pfeiffer (Lee Center/Rome Free Academy) added two goals with two assists for the Green and Gold.

Sophomore Jamie Kuppel (Liverpool) had three goals with an assist, junior Brendan King (Auburn) handed out three assists to go with seven groundballs, while classmate Anthony Luppino (Penn Yan) added a goal with an assist and collected seven groundballs in the win.

Sophomore Matt Mahalick (LaFayette) added a goal with six groundballs and won 65.2 percent of faceoffs (15 of 23), and Skowronski had four groundballs as the Green and Gold enjoyed a 39-17 edge in groundballs.

Sophomore Jacob Wood (Marietta/Auburn) made eight saves to earn the win.

Leading 9-7 after Eric Hanover (three goals) scored with one minute remaining in the first half, the Wolfpack clamped down and held the Wildcats (3-3, 1-1) scoreless for 17:31 bridging the second, third and fourth quarters.

Gray, Voigt, Luppino and Kuppel each scored goals during the third to stake the Wolfpack to a 13-7 lead.

Kyle Kingsley scored a man-up goal 1:31 into the fourth to snap the scoreless streak, but Kuppel scored and Gray added back-to-back goals to give Keuka a 16-8 lead with eight minutes remaining.

Hanover’s final goal trimmed the lead to 16-9, but Kuppel had a goal and Pfeiffer added back-to-back goals to clinch the win for the Wolfpack, the four-time defending NEAC champions.

Keuka hosts Medaille College at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 2015 home opener.

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