Wolves Race Past Saxons to Open 2020 Season

Madeline Taylor (3) led the Wolves with 6 goals and 1 assist on Wednesday
Madeline Taylor (3) led the Wolves with 6 goals and 1 assist on Wednesday

ALFRED, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Lacrosse team opened their 2020 season with a 26-1 victory over Alfred University on the road on Wednesday night.

Keuka College (1-0) had seven players score two or more goals on Wednesday. Madelaine Taylor led the way with six goals and an assist. Sydney Bloom and Brenna Voigt (Penn Yan, N.Y. / Penn Yan Academy) each added four goals and Vera Freda finished with three goals and three assists for the Wolves.

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The Green and Gold got out to a fast start. Freshman Madeline Greene set up Madelaine Taylor for the first two goals in the game. Keuka College then showcased their quick strike offense. Brenna Voigt scored for the Wolves with 25:30 left to play in the first half. 12 seconds later, Voigt got a second goal to make it 4-0. On the ensuing draw, Sydney Bloom got the draw control and raced down the field to score eight seconds after the previous goal to cap a run of three goals in 20 seconds to make it 5-0. Keuka College continued to push the score. In the run of scoring for Keuka, Sadie Bonetti and Madeline Greene each netted their first collegiate goals as Keuka College led 18-0 at halftime.

The Wolves continued where they left off as Keuka scored the first three of the second half on goals by Vera Freda, Madison Bell, and Madeleine Greene. The Saxons would get on the board thanks to a free position shot, but it would be the only tally of the night for the Saxons. Keuka closed the game with five straight. The run was started by the first collegiate goal for Emily Hoffman. The Wolves would continue on to the 26-1 season opening victory.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves matched their score against Alfred University from last season. The 26 goals scored tied for the second-most in a game and the +25 margin tied for the best in program history
  • Keuka College won their third straight against the Saxons and improved to 9-3 all-time
  • Keuka is now 10-6 in their season-opening games and have won their last three in a row
  • Brenna Voigt moved into seventh on the career scoring list with 114 goals one game into her junior season
  • Vera Freda's team-high three assists moved her to seventh on the career assists list with 41
  • Emily Johnson saved the only shot she saw in the first half to earn her first collegiate victory in goal
  • The win was the 53rd for Head Coach Eryn McCaffrey-Jacobs at Keuka College, breaking a tie for the most wins by a coach in program history

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will be on their home turf one week from today as Keuka College hosts Hartwick College at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex at 4pm on Wednesday, March 11. Like Alfred, the Hawks will be a future Empire 8 opponent for the Wolves. Keuka is 3-3 all-time against Hartwick, but the Hawks have won the last two meetings.