The Canandaigua Academy Braves (6-1) scored three first-quarter goals and held a 5-2 advantage at the end of the first half on their way to a 9-5 win over the first-place Fairport Raiders (4-1) in boy’s lacrosse action Wednesday at Fairport High School.
The Braves, who entered Wednesday’s matchup having won five of their first six games, were paced offensively by junior Nate Sheridan’s career-high five-point performance on three goals and two assists. Senior Elliott Morgan (2+1) and sophomore Sean Olvany (2+1) both turned in three points apiece to earn a multi-point game. Senior Jaxon Grant, junior Luke McCrobie and sophomore Braden Gioseffi all scored to round out the scoring.
Junior goaltender Jack Faiola (6-1), a Hobart College commit, made 18 saves on the 23 shots he faced to earn his sixth win of the season.
Fairport senior Kyle Gould recorded his fourth straight multi-point effort after he tallied his second hat-trick of the campaign. Junior Jackson Monte produced a pair of helpers while senior Chase Rizzo and freshman Mitchell Monte each scored. Senior netminder McLean Ralston made five saves as Fairport suffered its first loss of the season.
Canandaigua jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead as Gioseffi, Sheridan and Morgan all scored before the 5:01 mark of the opening quarter.
Fairport trimmed the deficit to a pair as Rizzo notched an unassisted tally, but the Braves responded with two more goals to build their lead to 5-2.
After being shutout in the third quarter, the Raiders scored three of the final four goals on the evening, but it was too little too late as the Braves earned the 9-5 victory.
The loss was Fairport’s first of the season after winning four straight to begin the year while Canandaigua earned its fourth straight win.