Senior Emile Sassone-Lawless scored four goals Tuesday to lead the fifth-ranked Ithaca High boys lacrosse team to a 15-8 victory over three-time defending Section 5 Class B champion Irondequoit.
Seniors Jaedon Henderson and Eli Lasda both added hat tricks for the visiting Little Red (4-0), while Doug Biondi added two goals and an assist.
Joel Roemer led the Eagles (2-3) with two goals and two assists.
The Little Red held a 5-4 lead at halftime and was ahead 9-8 after three quarters before taking charge in the fourth, outscoring the hosts, 6-0.
Ithaca had slight edges in shots (26-24) and ground balls (27-21), but dominated the faceoff “X,” winning 18 of 24 draws.
Eh Tha Dah recorded nine saves for the win.
The Little Red was scheduled to play at Elmira Wednesday night; that game ended after press time. Ithaca returns home on Friday night to face Corning, ranked 14th in the state Class A poll.
* Ithaca 21, Elmira 8: At Ithaca on Tuesday, senior Lindsay Biondi finished with seven goals and three assists to power the Little Red to its third win in four games.
Molly Lang had two goals and four assists, Allie Cornell-Roberts added three goals and two assists and Grace Boyce chipped in three goals and one assist for Ithaca, which hosts perennial Section 4 power Corning tonight.
Lauren Duthie and Kylie Sposito had two goals apiece for Ithaca, which had a 31-16 advantage in shots, a 15-12 edge in ground balls and a 17-14 edge in draws.
Hannah Strong had one goal and two assists for the Express.
Both goalies, Mariah Cogswell for Elmira and Julie Erickson for Ithaca, were credited with six saves.
* Johnson City 14, Dryden 5: Gabrielle Moran scored in the opening minute in her second varsity game for Johnson City, which held an 11-8 edge in draw controls and a 15-9 advantage in ground balls.
Amanda Cluck had six goals and two assists and Moran finished with three goals and an assist for the Wildcats (1-1).
Margaret Cole, Sarah Federation, Victoria Leyburn, Elizabeth Waters and Emily Delucia scored for Dryden (0-2) and
Marissa Ramos made 12 saves.