Lakers Top Wolves on Rainy Saturday

Matt Mahalick (22) scored two goals and added an assist on Saturday -- Photo by Abdul Alhumayni
Matt Mahalick (22) scored two goals and added an assist on Saturday -- Photo by Abdul Alhumayni

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team lost on Saturday to Oswego State 11-5 in a non-conference game at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Keuka College (2-3) got two goals apiece from Matt Mahalick and Andrew Burns. Mahalick also added an assists and won 10 faceoffs. A pair of long poles hooked up for the other Keuka College goal as Dustin Springer fed Harold Pallone for his first career goal. In net, freshman Ryan Mavretish made a career-high 20 saves.

Keuka College 5 vs. Oswego State 11

The Lakers jumped out to an early advantage over Keuka College. They outshot the Wolves 19-1 in the first quarter and led 4-0 after the opening 15 minutes. Oswego added two more before Pallone scored for the Wolves to break the shutout. The Lakers found the back of the net twice more and led 8-1 at halftime. Keuka looked to mount a comeback in the second. After a Burns goal to open the quarter, Mahalick won the ensuing faceoff and raced down the field. He found Burns for the junior's second goal in six seconds, making the score 8-3. The two teams traded goals and Oswego State led 9-4 after three quarters. In the fourth, Mahalick scored on the man-up, drawing the margin to four, 9-5. However Oswego added a pair of insurance goals on their way to the 11-5 victory.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves fall to 6-12 all-time against Oswego State. The Lakers have won five of the previous six meetings.
  • Keuka College last defeated Oswego State at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex in 2007.
  • Dustin Springer had three groundballs in the game giving him 137 in his career. He passed Anthony Luppino '15 for 8th all-time.

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves will now enter North Eastern Athletic Conference play. The Green and Gold will return to the field on Saturday, April 1 playing at SUNY Poly. Last year Keuka College defeated SUNY Poly 17-4 at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.