Cortland State vs. Eastern Connecticut
March 8, 2003
The Game Story:
KINGS POINT, N.Y.  Junior Drew Hyatt (Jamesville/Jamesville-DeWitt) scored five goals and assisted on another as ninth-ranked Cortland defeated 14th-ranked Eastern Connecticut State 19-4 in a battle of nationally-rated Division III squads at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Senior Craig Degnan (Rockville Centre/South Side) added three goals and senior Derek Elvin (Orchard Park) scored twice and assisted on three goals for the Red Dragons (1-1). Elvins first assist, 1:49 into the contest, was his 100th career point at Cortland. He currently has scored 104 points on 75 goals and 29 assists.

Cortland jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one quarter and led 6-0 before the Warriors (1-1) got on the board with 10:39 left in the first half . Elv in played a role in four of Cortlands first six goals with two scores and two assists. The Red Dragons led 10-3 at halftime and kept Eastern Connecticut scoreless for nearly 26 minutes from the end of the second quarter to the 5:23 mark of the fourth quarter. Cortland took advantage of 15 Eastern Connecticut penalties, finishing the game 9-for-15 on extra-man opportunities. The Red Dragon defense successfully killed off all nine of the Warriors extra-man chances as well.

Cortland limited Eastern Connecticuts pre-season All-America attackman Marc DiGiovanni to just one goal and one assist. Senior goalie Steve Feltmann (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) made 16 saves and allowed three goals in 53:06 between the pipes. Senior Michael Draper (Massapequa Park/Massapequa) stopped three shots and gave up one goal over the final 6:54. Fourteen Cortland players reached the scoring column. Freshman Kyle Lambert (Brentwood) scored twice and junior Andrew Roth (Ridgewood, NJ/Don Bosco Prep) scored once and notched two assists. Three Red Dragons  junior Mike Bryant (Hamburg/Frontier Central), freshman Matt OConnell (Camillus/West Genesee) and sophomore Doug Muhlbauer (Valley Stream)  each finished with one goal and one assist.

Brian Hebron led Eastern Connecticut with two goals. Senior goalie Mark Hayes recorded 12 saves in 55:35 of action.