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No. 4 Cougars Cruise in Home Opening Win

No. 4 Cougars Cruise in Home Opening Win

Brody Jorgenson helped pace the No. 4 nationally ranked GCC men's lacrosse team with seven goals in the Cougars' home opener against SUNY Delhi on Saturday afternoon, helping the home team to a 23-5 victory.


Jorgenson scored three first half goals and four in the second and also added two assists to total nine points on the afternoon.


Davis Prince started the scoring less than a minute into the first quarter, putting Genesee in front 1-0 at the 41-second mark. Prince scored three more times, all in the second half, to end the afternoon with four goals. He also added an assist.


Genesee outscored SUNY Delhi 6-1 in the first quarter and took advantage of man-up opportunities in the second with three goals, including two on a non-releasable foul, to take an 11-1 lead into the half. Pat Van Bortle scored twice with the Cougars a man up and Jorgenson added the other.


Darin Eakins limited the Broncos to just a single first half goal and made five saves in net. He gave way to Parker Phillips in the second half who made six saves in the final two quarters.


The Cougars scored the first five goals of the third quarter and finished the frame with nine total tallies, including three from Jorgenson and two from Prince. Colin Brillian and Reed Hnidy also scored in the period for GCC. Delhi's lone goal came with the man advantage midway through, the only man-up goal allowed by GCC in the game.


Chance Gates scored his first goal of the season in the fourth quarter at the 6:54 mark, in between Prince's fourth goal to start the period and Brillian's third, which was GCC's last goal of the game at the 7:37 mark. The Broncos scored the final two goals of the contest to even the goals at three apiece in the final frame.


Alex Henry recorded a goal and two assists and Jacob Bomberry and Sherman Williams each had a goal and an assist. In total, 14 different players recorded a point.


Mike Caternolo was 27 of 30 on face-offs and collected 12 ground balls. Bailey Skye finished with seven ground balls and had six caused turnovers, James Deakin added eight ground balls and three caused turnovers and Hnidy tallied 12 ground balls and five takeaways.


Genesee (4-1, 1-0) will travel to No. 2 Onondaga CC for its next contest on Mar. 26. Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.