The #4 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team traveled to #3 Nassau Community College on Long Island on Saturday afternoon, and defeated last year's national runner up, 9-6.
Blake Hurt got Genesee on the board just one minute into the game and the Cougars never looked back. Genesee held a 5-0 lead that included goals from Christian Reiller and Marcus Palvino before Nassau got on the board. GCC had a 5-2 lead at the half.
Chris Rabung scored a man up goal five minutes into the second half to extend the Cougars lead and Saxon Weil followed with two goals of his own. Jonathan Gill helped put the game away with a goal with one minute remaining.
Brady Lawrence made 24 saves in net for Genesee and the Cougars defense killed eight of nine penalties.
Pete DiLaura led the team with seven takeaways and added four ground balls. Bobby Wheeler, Jordan McElligott and Johnny Astrologo combined for 14 takeaways and 14 ground balls.
Weil led the team in scoring with two goals and two assists, Reiller added two assists to his goal and Palvino, Hurt, Rabung and Tyler Skowronski all had a goal and an assist.
The Cougars improve to 4-0 on the season and will play SUNY Delhi at Cortland State on Wednesday night at 8pm.