Men’s Lacrosse Outlasts SUNY Poly 8-7 on Saturday

Kasey Olsen (29) scored 3 goals and added 2 assists on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber
Kasey Olsen (29) scored 3 goals and added 2 assists on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team earned an 8-7 North Eastern Athletic Conference victory on Saturday afternoon over SUNY Poly at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Keuka College (6-3, 2-1 NEAC) was led by Kasey Olsen with three goals and two assists. Kasey Gallina added two goals and an assist for the Wolves. Ryan Mavretish made 11 saves in goal to earn the victory.

Keuka College 8 vs. SUNY Poly 7

SUNY Poly controlled the play in the first quarter, methodically setting up their offensive attack. The Wildcats had an 11-3 advantage in shots in the first quarter, but only three were on goal. Ryan Mavretish made all three saves in the frame as the first quarter ended with the game scoreless.

Keuka College was the first to score in the second quarter as Kasey Olsen found Kasey Gallina for the goal. Off the ensuing faceoff, SUNY Poly got the ball and scored just 14 seconds after Keuka scored to tie the game. The Wolves had a response, reclaiming the lead less than a minute later. This sparked a run of five unanswered goals as Keuka College took control of the half. SUNY Poly scored with 15 seconds left in the half, but the Wolves went into the break with a 6-2 lead.

In the third quarter, Keuka scored the first goal of the frame with just under six minutes left. SUNY Poly scored two goals, the second with just 13 seconds left in the third quarter to make it 7-4. Off of the faceoff, Keuka gained possession on a pushing call with four seconds left. Mark Shattuck let a shot go from midfield, that snuck passed the keeper and rolled over the line for a goal as Keuka College led 8-4 going into the final quarter.

SUNY Poly attempted to mount a comeback. The Wildcats scored three goals in the fourth and had possession of the ball in the final minute. A shot by SUNY Poly was blocked and Ryan Mavretish collected the groundball with 18 seconds left to play and Keuka College would run out the clock in an 8-7 conference victory.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 11-1 against SUNY Poly. The Wildcats won the first meeting in 1999, but Keuka College has won every game since
  • Ryan Mavretish became the seventh goalie in program history to amass 200 saves in his career
  • Both teams struggled on the man-advantage. Keuka College was 1-10 on man-up advantages and SUNY Poly was 0-6
  • Keuka College caused a season-high 19 turnovers on Saturday

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will be on the road on Wednesday, travelling to SUNY Cobleskill to face the Fighting Tigers in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at 4pm. Keuka College is a perfect 10-0 against SUNY Cobleskill in program history and defeated the Fighting Tigers 19-5 last season.