Genesee’s #3 seeded Men’s Lacrosse team defeated #6 seed Mercyhurst NE in Region III Tournament play Tuesday night 11-9. The Cougars will now face #2 seed Monroe CC Saturday May 7, 2011 at 3:30pm. The game will be played at Herkimer CCC. Leading the way for Genesee was freshman midfielder Christian Reiller (Salamanca, NY) who had three goals.
Genesee jumped to action with a three goal lead in the first but Mercyhurst fought back to even the score at five a piece at half time. In the second half Mercyhurst took a two goal lead before the Cougars were able to tie the game. Genesee gained an advantage in the second half scoring on two power plays opportunities.
Additional scoring for Genesee was received by freshmen attack Will Mulchay (Batavia, NY) and Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) who each had two goals and an assist. Fellow freshman attack Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) had a goal and two assist; while freshman Jason Harasimonwicz (Batavia, NY) chipped in with a goal.
The defensive effort was lead by sophomore defenseman JD Skura (Clarence, NY) who had six takeaways and four groundballs. Freshman goalie Zack Wilson (Lewis Center, OH) stopped 16 of 25 shots on goal.
The Cougars will now face Monroe in the Semi-Finals of the Region III playoff tournament at 3:30 pm Saturday May 7, 2011 at Herkimer CCC.