Cortland State vs. Oswego State
April 15, 2009
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. - Eight different players scored goals and not one player had more than two as nationally eighth-ranked Cortland defeated Oswego, 12-2, in SUNYAC men's lacrosse action Wednesday afternoon. The Red Dragons, who won their 500th game in program history last Saturday at Plattsburgh, improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference, while the Lakers fell to 6-7 and suffered their first conference lost that dropped them to 3-1.

Junior Brian Krol (Niskayuna) turned in Cortland's top offensive performance with two goals and two assists. Juniors Tom Burke (Massapequa) and Brandon Misiaszek (New Hartford) and freshman Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) each scored a pair of goals. Senior Joey Morgan (Putnam Valley), junior Chris Dutkowsky (Vestal) and freshman Greg Wright (Irondequoit) had a goal and an assist each, and sophomore Matt Evanchak (Syracuse/West Genesee) added a goal. Sophomore Chris DeLuca (Sayville) collected three assists, eight ground balls and won 9-of-11 faceoffs. Senior goalie Matt Hipenbecker (Mountain Lakes, NJ) made five saves through three quarters, and freshman Kyle Gaebel (Deferiet/Carthage) stopped four shots in the final quarter.

Senior Mike Recor (Kirkville/East Syracuse-Minoa) tallied both of Oswego's goals. Senior Mike Brewster (East Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) picked up an assist. Junior goalie Judd Robinson (Guilderland) had an outstanding game, turning aside 21 shots.

Cortland opened up a 2-0 lead after a deliberate first quarter with Dutkowsky scoring at three minutes, eight seconds and Misiaszek netting his first of the game at 2:13. The Red Dragons then scored the first four goals of the second quarter in less than a five-minute span to push their lead to 6-0. Recor stopped the run at 6:40, but Cortland closed out the half with goals from Burke and Morgan at 6:00 and 4:00 to lead 8-1.

Recor netted his second of the game at 10:55 of the third quarter before Tota and Wright scored goals to make it a 10-2 game heading into the fourth quarter. The final quarter was filled with physical play with eight total penalties whistled. The only two scores of the quarter came from Krol with a man up at 6:31 and Evanchak at 2:53.

Cortland outshot Oswego, 62-18, in the game, won 12-of-18 faceoffs and held a 38-30 advantage in ground balls.

FINAL SCORE: Cortland 12, Oswego 2

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
Oswego (6-7, 3-1 SUNYAC) 0 1 1 0 2
Cortland (7-1, 1-0 SUNYAC) 2 6 2 2 12

Scoring (Goals-Assists):

Oswego: Mike Recor 2-0, Mike Brewster 0-1
Cortland: Brian Krol 2-2, Tom Burke 2-0, Brandon Misiaszek 2-0, Mike Tota 2-0, Chris Dutkowsky 1-1, Joey Morgan 1-1, Greg Wright 1-1, Matt Evanchak 1-0, Chris DeLuca 0-3, Conor Duffy 0-1, Tyler Granelli 0-1

Oswego: Judd Robinson, 21 saves (12 GA in 60:00)
Cortland: Matt Hipenbecker, 5 saves (2 GA in 45:00), Kyle Gaebel, 4 saves (0 GA in 15:00)

Shots: Cortland 62, Oswego 18
Ground Balls: Cortland 38, Oswego 30
Clears: Cortland 15-of-18, Oswego 13-of-20
Faceoffs Won: Cortland 12, Potsdam 6
Penalties: Cortland 7-6:00, Oswego 5-5:00
Extra-Man Offense: Oswego 0-5, Cortland 1-4