Smith, Pfeiffer Named Athletes of the Week
March 18, 2013
Junior Taylor Smith (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) and sophomore Derek Pfeiffer (Lee Center, NY/Rome Free Academy) each posted career games to lead Keuka College’s lacrosse teams to big wins, and on Monday, Smith and Pfeiffer were selected Keuka’s Athletes of the Week.
Smith equaled her career-high with five goals as Keuka’s women’s lacrosse team won its 2013 opener, 12-7 over SUNY Canton Saturday afternoon.
After Smith and junior Maggie Bonafede (Churchville, NY/Churchville-Chili) found the net for a 2-0 lead, the Roos (0-2) answered with two goals to knot the score at 2 with 18:44 remaining in the opening half.
The Storm then scored the next seven goals, led by three goals from Smith, to take a 9-2 lead.
Canton answered with four straight goals to claw within 9-6 on Tressa Goolden’s free position goal with 13:25 remaining, but sophomore Jennifer Burt (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan) and Smith scored 35 seconds apart to put the Storm ahead 11-6, and Keuka held on for the win.
Against Clarkson on Sunday, Smith scored two goals, but Keuka fell to the Golden Knights, 13-3.
The Storm are off this week and return home for the home opener against Hartwick College at 4:30 p.m. March 27 before hosting Adrian College at 4 p.m. March 29.
The Storm (1-1), the two-time defending North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) champions, led 3-0 five minutes in and controlled both sides of the field against the Saints (2-3).
The Green and Gold continued to pressure Emmanuel and took a 14-1 lead into halftime as junior Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON/Genesee Community College) scored one goal with five assists while Pfeiffer added four goals and one assist in the opening half.
Pfeiffer, who scored 11 goals during his freshman season, easily surpassed his previous career-high of two goal, set during home wins over Hilbert College and Wells College during the 2012 season.
Keuka enjoyed a 48-21 edge in shots vs. Emmanuel.
The Storm are on the road for a non-conference game against Alfred University at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before hosting rival Elmira College at 2 p.m. Saturday.