Senior Charlie Estill scored five goals and added three assists to lead the Ithaca High boys’ lacrosse team to an 11-5 victory over Irondequoit in non-conference play Tuesday at Moresco Stadium.
Collin Case and Davon Milton had two goals apiece and Matt Fricke made 13 saves for the Little Red (4-5). Ithaca had a 30-15 edge in shots and a 17-11 advantage in ground balls. Irondequoit won 12 of 20 faceoffs; Ithaca went 2-for-4 in man-up situations, while the Eagles were 0-for-2.
In rain that turned to snow in the second half, the Little Red scored twice in the first four minutes of the game to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. The Eagles, playing their second game since the sudden resignation of eighth-year head coach Craig Whipple, tied the game at 2 early in the second quarter but Ithaca ran off four consecutive goals, two by Estill, to take a 6-2 lead into halftime.
After Irondequoit (2-4) scored twice in the third period to cut the deficit in half, Estill added another goal late in the quarter to stem the Eagles’ tide and Ithaca scored five of the game’s last six goals to pull away.
John Lombardi and Daniel Doktor had two goals apiece for Irondequoit, while Max Eismann made eight saves.
Ithaca takes on visiting St. Michael Academy in a scrimmage at 4 p.m. Friday, then hosts Corning at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a Section 4 Conference game.
Dryden 9, Lansing 2: On Monday at Dryden, Bruno Bugliosi pitched six strong innings and Justen Geddes homered and drove in two runs as Purple Lions remained undefeated by topping the Bobcats in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.
The win lifted the Purple Lions to 5-0 while the Bobcats dropped to 4-1.
Bugliosi allowed one earned run on three hits and struck out seven Lansing batters. Alex Schutz took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings before being relieved by Ben Kutler. Dryden pounded out 14 hits and was helped by six Lansing errors.
Dryden scored single runs in the first and second innings, the latter coming on a leadoff homer by Geddes. Dryden erupted for five runs in the third, the big blows being two-run singles by Noah Welgoss and Masa Kiba.
Pat Judd homered for Lansing, which scored single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Trumansburg 13, Whitney Point 7: At Whitney Point, the Blue Raiders scored six times in the first inning and added six more over the next three frames in defeating the Golden Eagles.
Colin Fellows went 3-for-4 and Glen Addicot was 3-for-5 for T-burg (3-2), while Trevor Rumsey pitched the first four innings and got the win in his first varsity start. Addicot working the final three innings in relief.
Jared Bieber took the loss for Whitney Point (1-4), which committed nine errors, three in the first inning.
Elmira Notre Dame 9, Newark Valley 2: At Newark Valley, the Crusaders took advantage of six Cardinals errors in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference contest. Sam Bruner had three hits and two RBIs for Notre Dame. Hunter Thomas was the winning pitcher.
Tioga 5, Waverly 3: At Tioga, Jesse Manuel struck out 12 Waverly batters in a complete-game IAC victory for the Tigers.
Vestal 15, Ithaca 0: At Vestal, eighth-grader Lauren Hess threw her first varsity no-hitter in a five-inning mercy rule game, striking out six and walking one in a STAC victory.
Natalie Poulton and Michelle Chisdak each drove in three runs for Vestal (1-4).
Groton 16, Marathon 1: At Marathon, Phyllis Rose pitched a complete-game victory for the Indians (4-0), yielding just four hits while her defense played errorless ball behind her. Groton scored four times in the third and three more in the fourth to break the game open, collecting 13 hits in all.
Waverly 8, Tioga 1: At Tioga, Sam Mennig struck 13 and didn’t walk a batter for the Wolverines (3-0) in IAC play. The Tigers dropped to 2-1.
Spencer-Van Etten 12, Odessa-Montour 3: At Odessa, Brianna Struble and Jordan Zoeke had O-M’s two hits in the IAC game. They and Jordan Little scored the Indians’ runs.
Ithaca 12, Binghamton 4: At Binghamton, Lauren Duthie had five goals and an assist to propel the Little Red past the host Patriots for its first win of the season.
Julie Mietunnen added two goals for Ithaca, while MacRae McCarthy made four saves to earn the win. Ithaca outshot Binghamton, 20-10, and had a 9-8 edge in ground balls. The Little Red won 12 of 16 draws.
Coach Lyn Reitenbach’s Ithaca (1-4) — whose losses have come to Canandaigua, Corning, Pittsford and Penn Yan — squad travels to Union-Endicott on Monday.