ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- The SUNYIT Men's Lacrosse team (0-5, 0-0 NEAC) looks to open NEAC play on a high note. The Wildcats come into the game looking to avenge the devastating 12-11 overtime loss at the hands of Hilbert (0-2, 0-0 NEAC) that ended last year's season.
The Wildcats are looking to right the ship after an 0-5 start. If history repeats itself, the Wildcats are due to snap out of their slump and start racking up the wins. Last year saw a similar tough start for the team as they began the season 0-9, however things turned around as the Wildcats went on the win 5 of their next 6 games before ultimately falling to Hilbert in the aforementioned thriller.
The Hawks have played just two games so far, and are led by Matthew Simon and Drew Ulrich, each with 3 goals.
SUNYIT, meanwhile, is led by Jon Eguren (Vittoria, Spain / Cicero-North Syracuse) with 9 goals, while Tyler Serva (Chenango Forks, N.Y. / Chenango Forks) is right behind him with 7. Long-stick midfielder Brett Gifford (Cazenovia, N.Y. / Cazenovia) leads the team with 7 assists, and has tallied 5 scores of his own.
The game will be played Saturday at Orchard Park High School at 3:00 pm. The game site is a change from the original site – the address is included below:
3901 North Freeman Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127