GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attackman Jack Ladd totaled a team-high two goals and two assists to lead the Knights to an 18-11 victory over visiting Olivet (Mich.) in men's lacrosse action, Saturday.
Goals by sophomore attackman Kyle Wanamaker and Ladd staked the Knights to a 2-0 lead with 12:46 on the first quarter clock before Olivet got on the board at 6:12. A man-up tally by Kelly followed by a strike by senior attackman Ryan Gulbransen 23 seconds later made it a 4-2 Geneseo advantage at 4:07. Olivet scored twice in the final four minutes, including a tally with .02 on the clock, to make it a 4-3 game at the end of the first quarter.
Geneseo scored three of the first four goals of the second quarter to build a 7-4 edge at 10:51. The Comets pulled back within two, 7-5, with a tally at 9:39, but the Knights finished the half with five unanswered tallies to carry a 12-5 lead into the halftime locker room.
Olivet (2-4) started the third-period scoring at the 12:41 mark as the teams alternated goals to a 15-8 Geneseo lead heading into the final quarter. The Knights scored back-to-back goals to build a 17-8 edge with 9:43 remaining en route to the victory.
Geneseo finished the game with a 45-29 advantage in shots as well as a 48-29 advantage in ground balls, led by seven by junior midfielder Alex Leuze.
Geneseo will be back in action on Tuesday with a road trip to Skidmore for a 4:00 p.m. face-off.