Pioneers Lax Battle Tough but Fall to Herkimer

The Alfred State College lacrosse team hung tough with #2 ranked Herkimer CCC on Saturday trailing by just three at half, 11-8, but was unable to close the deficit and fell 20-14 to the Generals.  ASC concludes their three-game season opening road trip with a 2-1 mark while HCCC improves to 4-1.

Churchville Chili graduates Ben Rossignolo and Ryan Grogan led the Pioneers offensive attack.  Rossignolo finished with six points on four goals and two assists while Grogan was credited with four goals. 

Ryan Speciale (Corning West) chipped in three goals and an assist while Josh Mateo (Waterloo) passed out four assists.  James Moss (Hilton) finished with a goal and an assist, William Ardolino (William Floyd) and Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit) were credited with goals, and Tyler Baird (Corning West) passed out an assist.

In net Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made a season high 19 saves for the blue and gold.

ASC returns to action on Thursday when they open up the home portion of their schedule with a 4 p.m. contest with Genesee CC.  The match will be the first of three straight in the friendly confines.