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No. 4 Cougars Remain atop Region III Men’s Lacrosse Standings with 22-4 Win

Jason Chiodo in action against HVCC

The Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team remained atop the National Junior College Athletic Association Region-III standings with a 22-4 win over previously unbeaten Hudson Valley Community College March 21.

Genesee and nationally top-ranked Onondaga Community College are now both tied for first in Region-III standings with 2-0 records.

The Cougars took a 5-0 lead after the first quarter with their final goal of the opening quarter proving to be the game winner from the stick of Jason Chiodo - one of three Cougars to finish the night with five points or better.

Genesee took a 12-2 lead into the break and resumed play with the next 10 tallies before the Vikings added a late pair in the fourth.

Kevin McParlene netted a half-dozen scores to lead in that department, while Jordan Brennan added five points with three goals. McParlene also had team highs in shots with 11 and groundballs with three.

Tyler Thompson scored a pair of goals with single tallies coming from Josh Bernas, Henry Reber, Zach Wade, Samuel Koczwara, Alex Mack, Andrew Forte and Robert Campany.

Three Cougar keepers guarded the cage with Troi Benedict earning the start and the win with four saves. Both Garrett Lazore and Lincoln Potter each played a quarter and each registered a pair of saves.

Genesee dominated in the faceoff circle with 23 wins off 30 attempts.

Saturday, March 23 is the big showdown between No. 1 Onondaga and No. 4 Genesee in Syracuse with a 12 p.m. start.