Ithaca vs. Cortland State
April 5, 2006
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. ? Cortland scored seven straight goals while holding
Ithaca scoreless for a stretch of more than 28 minutes in the second
half to break an 8-8 tie and the nationally sixth-ranked Red Dragons
defeated the Bombers, 15-10, in a non-league matchup. Cortland is 6-2
with the win, while Ithaca drops to 5-3.

Sophomore Adam Hyde (West Seneca/West Seneca East) led the Red Dragons
with three goals. Sophomore Ryan Heath (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker),
senior Mike Abbott (Syracuse/Nottingham) and senior Kyle Lambert
(Brentwood) each finished with two goals and one assist and senior
Brian Atkins (Adams/South Jefferson) scored twice. Senior Ben Gaebel
(Deferiet/Carthage) made 12 saves, eight in the second half.

Sophomore Matt Nelligan (Rowley, MA/Pingree School) and freshman Mike
Cintineo (Honeoye Falls/Honeoye Falls-Lima) each scored three goals
and senior Doug Lumb (Auburn) added two goals and two assists for
Ithaca. Junior Dennis Butler (Pleasantville) recorded 17 saves.

Ithaca held its only lead at 1-0 on a Lumb goal 3:24 into the game.
Cortland scored six of the next seven goals, including two by Hyde,
and led 6-2 with 11:14 left in the first half. The hosts, however,
scored four straight goals in less than a three-minute span.
Nelligan?s extra-man goal started the spurt, and Kyle Golden?s
(Briarcliff Manor/Ossining) goal with 5:19 left before halftime tied
the game at 6-6.

Cortland answered with goals by Hyde and Heath to take an 8-6 lead,
but Nelligan found the net with five seconds left in the half and
Cintineo scored 1:59 into the third quarter to draw the Bombers into
an 8-8 tie.

Lambert gave the Red Dragons the lead for good with 8:56 left in the
quarter, and Abbott scored with 4:32 remaining to push the lead to
10-8. Cortland then scored the first five goals of the fourth quarter,
including three tallies in the first three minutes. Lambert connected
off a Cheney Raymond (Camillus/West Genesee) feed just 12 seconds into
the stanza, and Heath converted an Abbott pass just 36 seconds later.
Goals by Abbott, Atkins and senior Drew Solomon (Plainedge) finished
Cortland?s scoring. Ithaca scored twice in the final 1:09 for the
final margin.