Men’s lacrosse team ends non-conference schedule with 18-11 loss at SUNY-Geneseo

Logan Krieger

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Olivet College men's lacrosse team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with an 18-11 loss to the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo today at College Stadium in Geneseo, New York.

THE BASICS
Final Score: SUNY-Geneseo 18, Olivet 11
Location: College Stadium; Geneseo, N.Y.
Records: Olivet 2-4 overall, SUNY-Geneseo 4-1 overall

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Knights took an early 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first two minutes and 14 seconds of the game.
  • The Comets got on the scoreboard for the first time when senior Tyler Polendo scored off a feed from sophomore Zach Sanders with 6:12 left in the opening quarter.
  • Geneseo scored twice in a 23-second span to take a 4-1 lead.
  • Olivet answered with two goals, including the last one with one second remaining in the first quarter, to trail by one, 4-3, entering the second stanza.
  • The Knights outscored the Comets, 8-2, in the second period to take a 12-5 at the intermission.
  • The schools alternated goals in the third quarter to maintain the seven-goal differential, 15-8.
  • Geneseo opened the final quarter on a 2-0 run to gain a 17-8 advantage.
  • Senior Logan Krieger scored twice to cut Olivet's deficit down to seven points, 17-10.
  • Both teams netted a goal in the last two minutes of the game to create the final score.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Krieger finished with a game-high seven points on five and two goals, as well as eight shots.
  • Freshman Trevor Bailey recorded five points on three goals and two assists.
  • Senior Nino Minaudo had a game-high three assists.
  • Other goals were scored by Polendo, senior Shane Prunty and sophomore Bryce Drew.
  • In the cage, freshman Chase Keilitz allowed the four goals in the first quarter before freshman Robert Kehring took over for the final three quarters.
  • Senior Charlie Haesler caused a team-leading five turnovers.
  • Junior Cullen Haesler recorded a team-best seven ground balls.

FOR THE KNIGHTS

  • Jack Ladd, Ryan Kelly, Dane Bentley, Luke Jordan and Kyle Wanamaker all scored two goals.
  • Ladd also had two assists for a team-leading four points.
  • Michael Yehl was the winning goalkeeper. He played 30 total minutes and collected three saves, while facing eight shots.

UP NEXT                     

  • Olivet is off until Saturday, April 8, when it hosts Calvin College for its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener. The opening face-off at the Cutler Athletic Complex is scheduled for 1 p.m.