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No. 4 Cougars Begin Road Stretch With Win at SUNY Broome

No. 4 Cougars Begin Road Stretch With Win at SUNY Broome

Off of just its third loss of the season, the No. 4 GCC men's lacrosse team began a stretch of three straight road games with a 30-3 win at SUNY Broome on Wednesday afternoon, where the Cougars had 13 different players record at least one point in the victory.

Genesee limited Broome to a single goal in the first half and led 7-0 after the first quarter and 18-1 at the break.

Pat Van Bortle finished the day with 10 points, scoring three goals and assisting on seven. It marks the third game this season that he has recorded 10 or more points and moves his season total to 76, the second best mark in the country.

The Cougars extended their lead to 23-2 heading into the fourth quarter and outscored the Hornets 7-1 in the final period.

Davis Prince ended the afternoon with six assists and three goals, Jacob Bomberry scored six goals and had one assist, Colin Brillian assisted on four goals and score three of his own, Dan Telban added four goals, Malcolm Brown tallied three goals and an assist and Sherman Williams and Nick Lavoy added two goals apiece.

Mike Caternolo recorded 26 face-off wins in 30 tries and moved into first place all-time on the GCC career list for ground balls. He collected 20 ground balls on Wednesday to total 196 for his career, surpassing the previous record of 190, which was held by current assistant coach J.D. Skura.

Darin Eakins got the start in net and made three saves in two quarters of work. Parker Phillips took over for the second half and finished with two saves.

Genesee (8-3) will travel to Finger Lakes CC on Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.