Tribunes dominant in win over Broome

Tribunes dominant in win over Broome

ROCHESTER - Nick Kallio led a relentless attack with seven goals and the MCC men's lacrosse team put toghether a dominating performance in an 18-1 win over SUNY Broome Saturday afternoon.

The Tribunes (2-1) outshot the Hornets 61-18, had a 52-26 edge in ground balls, and forced 40 turnovers on the day. Monroe  allowed Broome to clear just 17 out of 38 attempts.

Kallio also dished out a pair of assists, and TJ Day finished with three goals and seven assists. Brandon Barnhart tallied three goals as well.

The first goal of the day actually came from a Monroe defender. Trevor Knoepfler picked up a ground ball in the Hornet end, raced down the field, and fired a shot past the Hornet keeper for a 1-0 Tribune lead. Knoepfler had a great all-around day, also dishing out an assist, grabbing five ground balls, and forcing eight Broome turnovers.

Reed Perestam then followed with a man-up goal, and Kallio and Jared George found the back of the net as MCC led 4-0 after the first quarter.

Day made it 5-0 on an unassisted score midway through the second, and Kallio added three straight to make it 8-0 at the break.

Barhnart and Patrick Brewer each scored twice as Monroe put up six in the third. The Hornets didn't break the shutout until scoring a man-up goal with 10:30 left in the fourth.

Mark Campbell was stout in goal for the Tribunes. The sophomroe came through with 11 saves on the 12 shots he faced.

Adam Witscheber scopped up a game-high 11 ground balls and also added an assist for MCC. Bryce Saba collected eight ground balls.