Rochester men's coach Chris Apple collects 200th win
From University of Rochester Athletic Dept. (see original release)
|The Rochester Yellowjackets celebrate coach Chris Apple's 200th victory.
Photo: University of Rochester Athletic Dept.
The University of Rochester posted a strong performance in a 3-0 victory over St. John Fisher College on Tuesday night at Edwin Fauver Stadium.
With the win, Rochester's head coach Chris Apple earns his 200th career coaching victory. UR moves to 4-2-1 on the year while the visiting Cardinals drop to 0-8.
After a scoreless first half, UR would get on the board a little over a minute into the second when senior Andrew Greenway headed in a corner kick from teammate Zachary Kanaley just inside the near post.
Rochester would control play for most of the game, earning a 17-1 edge in total shots and 11-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Yellowjackets would boost the lead to 2-0 in the 61st minute. There, Breadan Kelly snuck a header past St. John Fisher's goalie off a long left wing pass from teammate Tyler Buck.
UR would then add some insurance ten minutes later when off a free kick, Geoffrey Rouin would skid a ground ball through multiple defenders legs and bend it around the outstretched arms of the Cardinal keeper for a 3-0 lead.
The first half was filled with a slew of chances for the Yellowjackets, but they turned out to be near misses as the teams entered halftime scoreless.
UR's Buck would nearly put the Yellowjackets on the scoreboard in the 4th minute off a set play after a corner kick, but his hard shot from 15 yards out was blocked.
At the 10:30 mark, Rochester's Michael Cross had back-to-back chances in close, but both were saved by Cardinal keeper Joe Catalfamo. Three minutes later, Jeffrey Fafinski had an open net at the back post off a corner kick, but his chested shot was saved by a closing Catalfamo.
Overall, Fisher's Catalfamo made five saves in goal. Rochester played two keepers, with neither starter Redd Brown or Marshal Davidson being forced to make a save.
The Yellowjacket return to action this Saturday at home in a 7 pm game against Lycoming College.