The Genesee Men’s Lacrosse team won its home opener against Mercyhurst NE Saturday evening by a score of 11-9. The win advances the Cougars to 1-1 on the season and in Region III play and 1-0 in the Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC).
Genesee fought back from a 4-0 deficit in the first quarter, making it 4-2 at half-time. In the second half Genesee was able to tie at 6-6 and took the lead with the score 8-7. Despite a strong offensive pressure by Mercyhurst, the Cougars defense led by freshman goalkeeper Zack Wilson (Lewis Center, OH) secured the victory. Wilson had 24 stops on the night.
Leading the way for the Cougars offensively was the freshmen duo of Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) and Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) who led the team with three goals each.
The Men’s Lacrosse team returns to action at home Wednesday March 16; with a 6 pm start time against Cayuga CC.