ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The second-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology men's lacrosse team proved to be too strong for The University of Scranton on Sunday, handing the Royals a 14-3 defeat.
Scranton (1-2) fell behind the high-scoring Tigers 5-1 after a period and 7-1 at halftime, and could not mount a comeback after the break.
The Royals received two goals from freshman attackman Connor Kirkwood (Millburn, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) and a goal from junior attackman Matt Carfaro (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris). Freshman defender Alex Dadourian (Summit, N.J./Summit) added his first career assist.
Junior midfielder Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade) finished with four ground balls and Dadourian added three.
RIT (3-0) held a commanding 52-17 edge in shots and 49-27 in ground balls. The Tigers also forced 34 turnovers and completed 19 of their 21 clear attempts.
Scranton held a 10-8 edge in faceoffs won, with junior midfielder Adam Drury (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) winning all 10 for the Royals.
Scranton will return to action on Wednesday, March 8, when the Royals host King's in a non-conference matchup at 5 p.m.