Hartwick vs. Ithaca
April 17, 2004
The Game Story:
ONEONTA, N.Y. - Freshman midfielder Pat McCormack (West Genesee HS/Camillus, N.Y.) had three goals and senior goaltender Mark Colite (Southington HS/Southington, Conn.) made 12 saves to lead the Hartwick College men's lacrosse team to a 7-4 victory over seventh-ranked Ithaca College on Saturday.

The Hawks (7-5 overall, 4-2 Empire 8) scored four straight goals to take a 5-2 lead with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Bombers (10-2, 4-1) opened the fourth quarter with goals from junior attackman Brett Huckle (Ithaca HS/Ithaca, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Matt Casey (Corcoran HS/Syracuse, N.Y.) to pull within 5-4, but McCormack and junior midfielder Noah Hollander (Guilford HS/Guilford, Conn.) scored in the final 10 minutes of regulation to put Ithaca away.

Freshman attackman Brian Miller (Acton Boxborough HS/Acton, Mass.) tallied two goals on three shots, and Hollander finished with one goal and one assist. Sophomore attackman Mike Debrossy (Westfield HS/Westfield, N.J.) had one goal and three ground balls, and senior attackman Kevin Geraghty (Massapequa HS/Massapequa, N.Y.) had two assists.

Junior attackman Sean Thomson (Great Valley HS/Malvern, Pa.) led the Bombers with two goals on three shots. Junior midfielder Jeff Welch (Ithaca HS/Ithaca, N.Y.) had one assist and a team-high five ground balls, and junior attackman Brian Weil (Amherst HS/Amherst, N.Y.) contributed one assist.

Colite, who entered the game with 739 saves in four varsity seasons, broke the school record for saves and passed John Frank (Hartwick '92) on the Hawks' all-time list with 750.

Freshman goaltender Dennis Butler (Pleasantville HS/Pleasantville, N.Y.) stopped 13 shots in 60 minutes for Ithaca.

Hartwick, which had a 44-37 advantage in shots, held the Bombers to a season-low four goals in the contest.

The Hawks will travel for an Empire 8 Conference game against 12th-ranked RIT (10-2, 3-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday.