GCC Athletics Update: Lady’s Lacrosse/Men’s Baseball
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 4, 2018
Katline Cartwright goes against defenders from one of the top NJCAA schools in the country
Lady Cougars Fall in Lacrosse to No. 3 Onondaga Community College
It’s been more than three weeks since the last time Genesee Community College has seen any game action, and when they finally did it was against one of the top teams in the country in Onondaga Community College.
The Cougars played the nationally-ranked No. 3 Lazers even in the second half’s opening 15 minutes of the 30-minute frame. Onondaga would eventually get the upper hand in the second with a 5-1 edge and that combined with an opening-half 17-2 lead gave Onondaga a 22-3 win.
Onondaga turned it up out of the gate with the game’s first seven goals and the last eight of the first, but Genesee had a nice four-minute run in the middle of the first half where the teams played even at 2-2.
Rachel Ladd got the team’s first goal from free position and Molly Braden added a marker less than four minutes later to round out the Cougars’ first-half scoring.
Bri Heers took a nice feed from Olivia Steedman just 3:20 into the second for Genesee’s lone second-half tally.
Baseball Cougars Drop Pair to FLCC
The Genesee Community College baseball team lost a pair of road games to Finger Lakes Community College in the team’s first game action in almost three weeks. In the opening game the Cougars couldn’t hold their 3-1 lead before falling 6-3, and in the matinee the team produced a nice rally that got the teams even before giving up the deciding run in a 7-6 contest.
Justin Taveras tied the game at 1-1 with a home run in the third, as one of three hitters and the only player to record a batted-in run, a hit, and score a run.
Shannon Folkes upped Genesee’s lead to 2-1 before Jakob MacLeod crossed the plate for a 3-1 lead. Other Cougar hitters included Nate Darwin and Justin Baly, while Bryant Fontabez also had an RBI.
The Cougars didn’t display their finest play in the field where three different players were charged with a pair of errors apiece. Zachery Zink was solid from the hill in allowing just three runs – two unearned – with eight strikeouts and only allowing three hits as the starter.
Heading into the next to last inning of the second game, Finger Lakes appeared to be in control with a 6-2 lead. The Cougars plated four runs in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6, before a single run in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the game winner for Finger Lakes.
Genesee’s top players offensively were Harrison Lourens with a pair of hits, and Jayson Libert with a pair of RBI.
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