UTICA, NY – The Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team earned their first win of the season Saturday afternoon, defeating the Mohawk Valley Community College Hawks 22-3.
The Cougars (1-2) got on the board quickly and often throughout their contest at Proctor Stadium in Utica. Hannah Kirisits led the way offensively for Genesee with four goals and two assists. Ashley Barclay continued her strong play recording a hat trick and adding four assists. Bri Heers, Riley Marconi, Leah Czechowski, and Rachel Ladd all recorded hat tricks. Olivia Clingerman scored a goal and an assist as did Lauren Hull. Allison Becker also scored a goal. Jenny Yuhnke dished out three assists.
Ryley O'Mara made four saves in net for Genesee. Solid defensive play by the Cougars made it troublesome for the Hawks to have offensive pressure.
Genesee is back in action on Wednesday afternoon at Erie Community College. Faceoff is scheduled for 4pm.
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Genesee Community College athletics program endeavors to provide a quality and competitive intercollegiate athletics program consistent with the National Junior Collegiate Athletics Association (NJCAA) philosophy and the overall educational mission of Genesee Community College. Participation in collegiate athletics should be an extension of the total educational experience for the student-athlete. The inherent philosophy emphasizes the athletic setting as a classroom used to teach character, commitment, work ethic, respect for differences, and the importance of sacrifice, teamwork, and cooperation.
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