Cortland State vs. Oneonta State
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. Ė Fourteen different players scored goals, including two close defenders, as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland menís lacrosse team rolled to a 22-3 victory versus Oneonta Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The host Red Dragons improved to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the SUNYAC, while the visiting Red Dragons fell to 3-7 and 0-3.

Senior Kyle Simensky (Locust Valley) led the Cortland offense with four goals and two assists. Senior Billy Fuchs (Merrick/Sanford H. Calhoun) scored three goals, sophomore Neal Hopps (Akwasasne/Massena) registered the first points of his career with two goals and an assist, and senior Adam Hyde (West Seneca/West Seneca East) and freshman Chris DeLuca (Sayville) each notched a pair of goals.

Senior Josh Cittadino (Baldwin) chipped in with a goal and three assists, eight ground balls and won 10-of-12 faceoffs. Senior J.R. Gaudet (Binghamton) won 8-of-8 faceoffs and Deluca went 7-for-9. Freshman Pete Morgan (Putnam Valley) scored his first career points with a goal and an assist, and his older brother Joey Morgan (Putnam) also added a goal and an assist. Junior close defenders Matt Noble (La Fayette) and Luke Lemon (Colorado Springs, CO/Air Academy) each scored his first career goal. All four of Cortlandís goalkeepers saw action in the game. Junior Mike Robinson (Alexandria, VA/Thomas Edison) earned the win, making five saves in 39 minutes, 23 seconds. Junior Matt Hipenbecker (Mountain Lakes, NJ) and freshman Tom Holden (Corning/Corning East) did not need to make a save, and freshman Mike Diamond (Farmingdale) stopped three shots in his first collegiate action.

Seniors Gordon Bopp (Lindenhurst) and Kevin Gregory (Baldwin) and freshman Tom Kelly (Lake Peekskill/Putnam Valley) scored one goal apiece for Oneonta. Freshman Scott Kellman (Suffern) collected an assist. Senior goalie Kyle Reich (New Hyde Park/Great Neck South) made 18 saves through three quarters, and junior Nick Murray (West Babylon) registered six saves in the fourth quarter.

Cortland jumped out a 7-0 first-quarter lead with three of the goals coming from Fuchs before Bopp netted Oneontaís first goal at the 1:31 mark of the opening quarter. The host Red Dragons stretched their lead to 14-3 at halftime and outscored Oneonta 8-0 over the final two quarters as the Cortland bench emptied in the second half.

Cortland outshot Oneonta, 73-18, in the game, had a 64-29 advantage in ground balls and won 25-of-29 faceoffs. Cortland went 1-for-3 on man-up situations and scored a man-down goal, while Oneonta was 0-3 with the man advantage. The host Red Dragons have now outscored their opponents, 96-22, during their current five-game winning streak.

FINAL SCORE: Cortland 22, Oneonta 3

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
Oneonta (3-7, 0-3) 1 2 0 0 3
Cortland (9-1, 3-0) 7 7 3 5 22

Scoring (Goals-Assists):

Oneonta: Gordon Bopp 1-0, Kevin Gregory 1-0, Tom Kelly 1-0, Scott Kellman 0-1
Cortland: Kyle Simensky 4-2, Billy Fuchs 3-0, Neal Hopps 2-1, Chris DeLuca 2-0, Adam Hyde 2-0, Josh Cittadino 1-3, Joey Morgan 1-1, Pete Morgan 1-1, Luke Lemon 1-0, Matt Evanchak 1-0, Frank Padolecchia 1-0, Kevin Kliszczewicz 1-0, Matt Noble 1-0, Brandon Misiaszek 1-0, Ryan Heath 0-2, Tom Burke 0-1, Jay DiStefano 0-1

Oneonta: Kyle Reich, 18 saves (17 GA in 45:00), Nick Murray, 6 saves (5 GA in 15:00)
Cortland: Mike Robinson, 5 saves (3 GA in 39:23), Matt Hipenbecker, 0 saves (0 GA in 5:37), Tom Holden, 0 saves (0 GA in 8:18), Mike Diamond, 3 saves (0 GA in 6:42)

Shots: Cortland 73, Oneonta 18
Ground Balls: Cortland 64, Oneonta 29
Clears: Cortland 20-of-24, Oneonta 21-of-32
Faceoffs Won: Cortland 25, Oneonta 4
Penalties: Cortland 3-2:30, Oneonta 3-3:00
Extra-Man Offense: Cortland 1-3, Oneonta 0-3