Cortland State vs. Albright
February 22, 2014
The Game Story:
READING, PA. Nine different players scored goals as the nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened its season with a 12-4 win at Albright College Saturday afternoon in the second-ever meeting between the two programs. Albright (0-1) is currently coached by ex-Cortland assistant Jake Plunket. Senior Nate Garbarino (Binghamton) led the Cortland (1-0) offense with two goals and three assists. Senior Cody Consul (Webster/Webster Schroeder) and junior Patrick Brown (Camillus/West Genesee) netted two goals apiece, sophomore Zach Hopps (Massena/Akwesasne) added one goal and one assist and five other players each recorded a goal. Junior goalie Scott Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) made 12 saves in his first game since playing sparingly at Albright in the season-opener last year. Senior Mike Warner (Geneva) paced the Red Dragons with seven ground balls. Sophomore Pat Baldwin (Alpharetta, GA) collected four and Garbarino and senior Eric Ohman (Islip) each added three. Phil Potter, Cam Cetrone, T.J. Holston and Andrew Potter netted one goal apiece for the Lions, while Bryan Smith chipped in with an assist. Goalkeeper Jordan DiZenzo stopped 17 shots. Darian Meador won 13-of-20 faceoffs and recorded seven ground balls, and Sean Cunningham contributed three ground balls. The Red Dragons wasted little time in taking control of the game, building a 7-0 lead after one quarter. Garbarino went to work early, scoring at one minute, 59 seconds into the game and adding his second two minutes later. Cortland closed the quarter with five more goals from five different players with Garbarino picking up two assists during the run. The teams traded goals in the second quarter, and the Red Dragons led, 8-1 at the half. Brown, a long-stick midfielder, scored his first for Cortland at 2:36 before Phil Potter put Albright on the scoreboard 37 seconds before intermission. The Red Dragons pushed their lead to 11-2 through 45 minutes by out scoring the Lions, 3-1, in the third quarter. Brown scored his second of the game 13 seconds into the half, and Andrew Potter answered for Albright 41 seconds later. Senior defender Stephen Burke (Yorktown) became Cortland's third long pole to bury a goal with his score at 12:22, and Consul added his second of the game at 6:42. The Lions tallied the first two goals of the fourth quarter to make it an 11-4 game, but the Red Dragons completed the scoring with a goal from junior Dillon Giorgis (Avon, OH/Western Reserve Academy) at the 6:29 mark for the 12-4 final. Cortland 12, Albright 4