Cortland State vs. Plattsburgh
May 1, 2004
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Twelve different players scored goals as nationally third-ranked Cortland defeated Plattsburgh, 21-2, in men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 13-1 overall and completed their SUNYAC slate with a 6-0 record. Cortland has now won 12 straight games and hosts Potsdam on Wednesday, May 5, in the semifinals of the SUNYAC Tournament. The Cardinals fell to 2-10 and 0-6 with the loss.

Sophomore Kyle Lambert (Brentwood) led the Red Dragons with four goals and now has a team-high 33 on the season. Junior Adam Hughes (North Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse) added three goals and two assists, while sophomores Brian Atkins (Adams/South Jefferson) and Drew Solomon (Plainedge) registered three goals and an assist. Senior Drew Hyatt (Jamesville/Jamesville-DeWitt) pushed his team high season point total to 62 with four assists, all coming in the opening 30 minutes. Freshmen Kyle Rodgers (Centereach/Sachem) and Brian Nacarlo (West Babylon) each connected for his first career goal in the second half. Plattsburgh junior Jordan Thompson (Hogansburg/Proctor Academy) led the Cardinals with a goal and an assist, and sophomore Bill Schmitt (Garrison/Lakeland Panas) added a goal.

Cortland established control early in the game, taking a 6-0 lead after the opening quarter and stretching the advantage to 13-1 at halftime. For the game, the Red Dragons outshot Plattsburgh 65-17 and held a 56-35 advantage in ground balls and won 19-of-27 faceoffs. Sophomore Ben Gaebel (Deferiet/Carthage) started in goal for Cortland and made just one save in the opening half before giving way to sophomore Bryan Scipione (East Meadow), who stopped four shots in the second half. Sophomore Chris Jones (Syracuse/Nottingham) started in the cage for the Cardinals and registered 15 saves through three quarters. Junior Jeff Holman (Dix Hills/Half Hollow West) recorded two saves in the fourth quarter.