Cortland State vs. Rit
April 13, 2002
The Game Story:
CORTLAND -- Junior Derek Elvin (Orchard Park) scored five goals and senior Rob McKeefrey (Melville/Half Hollow Hills West) tallied his 100th career point as nationally third-ranked Cortland defeated visiting RIT 15-6 in rainy and muddy conditions at Davis Field.

Cortland (9-2) took a 4-0 lead after one quarter on goals by junior Chris Magrin (Fairport), freshman Adam Hughes (North Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse), McKeefrey and Elvin. McKeefrey reached the 100-point mark with his goal. He finished the game with two goals and an assist and now has scored 102 points (68 goals, 34 assists).

The Red Dragons took a 7-1 lead in seven minutes into the second quarter. Junior Chris Osiecki (Endicott/Union-Endicott) scored an unassisted goal on an end-to-end run, followed by a man-up goal from sophomore Andrew Roth (Ridgewood, NJ/Don Bosco Prep) and a tally by sophomore Mike Bryant (Hamburg/Frontier Central). RIT (4-4) closed the gap to 7-3 by intermission on goals by sophomore Chris Copeland (Webster) and senior Chris Vallone (Corning/Corning East) and drew within 7-4 just 11 seconds into the third quarter on a Vallone goal.

Cortland, however, outscored the Tigers 8-2 the remainder of the contest. Hughes and senior Patrick Gorman (Lindenhurst) each finished with two goals and Roth had a goal and three assists. Junior Steve Feltmann (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) made 13 saves for the Red Dragons, who have not allowed more than nine goals in a game this season.

Junior Josh Molinari (Oswego) led RIT with three goals and one assist and Vallone finished with two goals. Junior goalie Chris James (Fairport) recorded 15 saves in just more than 54 minutes of action. Sophomore Jon Sinclair (Herndon, VA) played the final 5:25 but did not make any saves.

Cortland will return to action on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at home versus Brockport. The Red Dragons' final four regular-season games will be against SUNYAC opponents.