Cortland State vs. Plattsburgh
April 29, 2006
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. ? Senior Kyle Lambert (Brentwood) scored a career-high 10 points on two
goals and a career-best eight assists to lead the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland
men?s lacrosse team to a 21-3 win versus Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon at the SUNY
Cortland Stadium Complex. With the victory, the Red Dragons improved to 12-3 overall
and 5-1 in the SUNYAC and clinched the second seed in the conference tournament.
Cortland will host third-seeded Oneonta on Wednesday, May 3. The Cardinals fell to 7-7
and finished 0-6 in the SUNYAC after starting the season 7-1.

Lambert?s 10 points give him 199 for his career, just one shy of becoming the sixth
player in school history to reach 200 career points. He is also just three goals short
of breaking Mike Perkins? record of 154 goals. Overall, 11 different players scored
goals for the Red Dragons, who outscored Plattsburgh, 16-3, in the second half to break
open a close game. Sophomore Ryan Heath (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) scored five goals,
and seniors Mike Abbott (Syracuse/Nottingham) and Drew Solomon (Plainedge) each netted
three goals. Senior Matt O?Connell (Camillus/West Genesee) contributed one goal and
four assists, junior Mike Felice (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) recorded two goals and an
assist and senior Brian Atkins (Adams/South Jefferson) added one goal and one assist.
Senior goalie Ben Gaebel (Deferiet/Carthage) made 11 saves in 51:30 before giving way
to freshman Michael Robinson (Alexandria, VA/Thomas Edison), who did not have to
register a save in the final 8:30.

For the Cardinals, seniors Jon Kane (Kahnawake, QC/Salmon River) and Bill Schmitt
(Garrison/Lakeland Panas) and sophomore Frank Sangiovanni (Huntington
Station/Huntington) each scored once, while freshman Tom Cerny (Baldwin) collected an
assist. Sophomore Billy Hughes (East Patchogue/Bellport) started in goal, making 12
saves and allowing 13 goals through three quarters. Junior Brian Csorny (St.
James/Smithtown) played the fourth quarter and stopped six shots.

Cortland led just 2-0 after one quarter and 5-0 at the half as the game was played at a
deliberate pace. But after Schmitt opened the second half with Plattsburgh?s first
goal, the Red Dragons eight of the last nine to take a commanding 13-2 lead after 45
minutes. The Cardinals scored the first goal of the fourth quarter, and the Red Dragons
closed the game with the final eight goals.

Cortland outshot Plattsburgh, 55-23, and held a 58-41 advantage in ground balls. The
Red Dragons were successful on 2-of-6 man-up situations and on 26-of-28 clears.