Wolves Fly Past Soaring Eagles 21-4

Jacob Rogowski (20) scored four goals for the Wolves on Saturday -- Photo by Chey Bennett
Jacob Rogowski (20) scored four goals for the Wolves on Saturday -- Photo by Chey Bennett
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KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team defeated Elmira College 21-4 on Saturday morning at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.  

Keuka College (2-0) was led by freshmen Jacob Rogowski and Chris Bellanca with four goals apiece. Fellow freshman Connor Cupp continued the strong start to his career with two goals and three assists in the win.

Keuka College 21 vs. Elmira College 4

The Soaring Eagles struck first on Saturday with a goal two minutes in for the lead. The Wolves quickly responded as Brandon Clark found Connor Cupp in front of the net for the goal. The Wolves quickly took the lead as they scored 37 seconds later. After a Dan Blaessig goal, the two teams would go scoreless for the final 7:51 of the first quarter.

The Wolves continued their scoring run in the second. Off the opening faceoff, Blaessig found Will York for the goal. That sparked an 8-0 quarter for the Wolves as Keuka College led 11-1 at the half.

Elmira snapped Keuka's 11-goal run with a tally minutes into the second, but the Wolves continued to attack Rogowski scored a pair in the frame. Elmira scored a third late, but Josh Moyer scored in the final seconds to give Keuka a 16-3 lead.

The Green and Gold closed it out in the fourth. They outscored Elmira 5-1 in the frame, with the scoring for Keuka capped by Codey Hall. Keuka College continued on to defeat Elmira College 21-4.

KC Notes:

  • It was the sixth straight win for Keuka College over Elmira College. Despite the recent streak, the Soaring Eagles still lead the all-time series 13-12
  • It was the most goals scored and largest victory for Keuka College in the 25-game series against Elmira, topping the previous bests both set last season
  • Harold Pallone had seven groundballs and seven caused turnovers for the Wolves. The junior now has 160 groundballs in his career, passing Justin Pecori for fifth all-time
  • Keuka College controlled possession from the start as the Wolves went 24-29 in faceoffs. Seth Spurgeon and Matt Klim combined to win the fifth most faceoffs in a game in program history
  • Chris Bellanca, Codey Hall, Josh Moyer, Jacob Rogowski, and Kenny Santiago all scored their first collegiate goal on Saturday

Up Next for Keuka College: The Green and Gold take to the road next weekend for a tough test at the College at Brockport. Keuka College has lost their last four games against the Golden Eagles, including an 11-6 loss at home last season.