No. 15 Larries Blanks No. 19 Cortland
The No. 15 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team shutout the 19th-ranked Red Dragons 3-0 in the fourth quarter and saw four goals from junior Peter Koch, as the Saints topped SUNY Cortland 10-5 on Wednesday afternoon in Cortland, New York. Jack Hennessey scored two goals, added two assists and picked up two ground balls, while Mike Donnelly finished with two goals and an assist. Brian Cunningham and Harrison Koch also added one goal apiece for the Scarlet and Brown, while Ben Murtagh finished with an assist. Brian Gannon helped anchor the Saints' defense with six ground balls and a team-best four caused turnovers, while Prime recorded six ground balls, one caused turnover and went 8-for-18 at the faceoff dot. Peter Koch scored his first of the game, putting the Saints on the board just over five minutes into the first quarter. Senior goalkeeper Alex Terry made back-to-back saves with just about nine minutes remaining in the first quarter to keep the Red Dragons scoreless. Gannon capitalized on the ground ball and Hennessey scored his fifth of the season to put the Saints up 2-0 just over 30 seconds later. Cortland's Dante Yacavone scored the Red Dragon's first goal of the game with 1:34 to play in the first. St. Lawrence maintained its 2-1 lead heading into the second quarter. Hennessey and Peter Koch tallied back-to-back goals 37 seconds apart to lift the Saints lead to 4-1 with 12:55 remaining. Cunningham recorded a man-up tally and Yacavone scored his second of the game, as the Saints held a 5-2 lead at halftime. The Red Dragon's came out firing in the second half with three consecutive goals, including a man-up goal from Terrence Haggerty to tie the game 5-5. The Saints responded with goals from Harrison Koch and Donnelly to lead 7-5 heading into the final frame. Peter Koch scored back-to-back, tallying his fourth and fifth goals of the season, and Donnelly added his second of the game, as the Saints shutout Cortland 3-0 in the fourth for the win. "A good win against an always tough Cortland team," said head coach Mike Mahoney. "Our goaltending was excellent throughout. We got off to a good start and I particularly liked our response to Cortland's push early in the second half." Yacavone led the Red Dragons with two goals, while Haggerty, Try Morris and Jacob Rivers each scored once. Terry recorded 10 saves for the win in goal, while Marc Esposito made 16 saves for Cortland. St. Lawrence outshot Cortland 50-24 and held a 26-15 advantage in shots on goal. The Saints also picked up 38 ground balls to Cortland's 26 and converted on 1-of-4 man-up opportunities. The Saints improved to 2-0 on the season, while Cortland fell to 1-1. The Scarlet and Brown will host SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, March 7 at 12 p.m.
POTSDAM DOWNS SUNY POLY
UTICA, N.Y.-The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team (1-1) scored four goals in the last four minutes to defeat SUNY Poly (2-1) 13-12 on the road on Wednesday evening. Senior captain Josh Huiatt scored five goals to lead the Bears. Senior attackman Tayte Murray (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) had a game-high six points on two goals and four assists and freshman attackmen Payton Walsh (Ballston Spa, N.Y./Ballston Spa) and Nick Zalucky (Wynantskill, N.Y./La Salle Institute) each scored twice. Huiatt and Walsh put the Bears up 2-0 in the first 2:21 with sophomore midfielder Alec Miller (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South) assisting on Walsh's marker. The Wildcats countered with a 5-1 run and led 5-3 after a quarter. Junior midfielder Philip Dorman (New Paltz, N.Y./New Paltz) netted Potsdam's third goal at 7:53. The Bears outscored SUNY Poly 3-2 in the second 15 minutes. Walsh buried his second at 11:20 to make it 5-4. After two more Wildcat goals, freshman midfielder Henry Reber (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) notched his first career goal with an assist from Murray at 5:38 to close to within 7-5. Murray then set up Zalucky's first collegiate marker at 2:14 and Potsdam trailed 8-6 at the half.
LADY ROOS FALL TO UTICA COLLEGE Utica, NY – Samantha Dayter led the Roos with three goals and three assists but the SUNY Canton women’s lacrosse team fell 18-9 in a non-conference road contest at Utica College on Wednesday.
Result: Utica 18, SUNY Canton 9Location: Gaetano Stadium – Utica, NYRecords: Utica (2-0) | SUNY Canton (0-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Utica jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the opening eight minutes before Canton responded with three consecutive goals.Molly Denny got the Roos on the board 8:14 in off the setup from Dayter before Dayter found Logan Bush. Bush tallied her second straight goal in 17 seconds on Karlie McCarthy’s first collegiate assist.The Pioneers rattled off the next five goals to open a 9-3 advantage with just less than 13 minutes to play in the opening half.Dayter and Bush scored a woman-down and woman-up goal, respectively, to close out the first-half scoring for the Roos as the team trailed 12-5 at intermission.Dayter scored a pair of second half goals and McCarthy and Erin Parks also found the back of the net leading to the 18-9 final score.Bush and Dayter tallied three goals and ground balls each, while Dayter supplied three assists and a team-high seven draw controls. Dayter now leads the team with 11 points this season. Bush added four draw controls.Lexi Scaccia led all players with six goals and two assists for the Pioneers, while Stephanie Husnay (3-1-4) and Lauren Wolff (1-3-4) added four points each.Nicole Piskorowski made six saves allowing 12 scores in the opening half, while Madison Leary totaled five saves and surrendered six goals.Claire Frier made 14 saves in the win, while Hali Vandermeulen made one stop in relief.
WHAT'S NEXT The Roos are back in action on Monday when they square off with Carroll University at 9:30 a.m. in Florida in the Spring Fling Tournament.