Cortland State vs. Geneseo State
March 20, 2003
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The eighth-ranked SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team beat SUNYAC rival Geneseo 13-4 behind a five-goal, two-assist effort by senior attackman Craig Degnan (Rockville Centre/South Side). After Geneseo got on the board first with a goal by junior Dave Spennacchio (Fairport) 27 seconds into the first quarter, Degnan scored three goals in the next 7:27 and Cortland wouldn't trail again in the game. Junior Drew Hyatt (Jamesville/Jamesville-DeWitt) added a goal to bring the score to 4-1 after one quarter.

Sophomore Adam Hughes (North Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse) scored the first three goals in the second period to push the score to 7-1. Senior Rob McCurdy (Lynbrook) capped off a 8-0 Cortland run with a goal with 15 seconds left in the second period. Geneseo got two quick goals out of the half to bring the game to a five goal differential at 8-3. The Red Dragons scored the next three goals with two tallies from Degnan and one by senior Derek Elvin (Orchard Park). Cortland would add two more goals and Geneseo one in the fourth quarter to get the final score of13-4.

Senior Steve Feltman (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) started in goal for the Red Dragons and made seven saves while giving up three goals in 47:30. Senior Michael Draper (Massapequa Park/Massapequa) finished out the game in goal playing 12:30 and made four saves while giving up one goal. Junior Andy Howk (Pittsford/Pittsford-Sutherland) stared between the pipes for the Knights, registering 22 saves, including 19 in the first half, before giving way to junior David Knapp (Canandaigua/Canandaigua Academy), who stopped two shots in 15 minutes of action.

With the win the Red Dragons impove to 2-2 and 1-0 in the SUNYAC. Geneseo drops their mark to 2-2 and 0-1 in the SUNYAC. Cortland will be in action again on Saturday when the play host to Springfield.