Oneonta State vs. Cortland State
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
ONEONTA, N.Y. - Senior Joey Morgan (Putnam Valley) scored a season-high five goals and added an assist to lead the nationally eighth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to an 18-8 victory at Oneonta Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC play. The visiting Red Dragons improved to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while the host Red Dragons fell to 5-8 and 1-4.

Freshman Greg Wright (Irondequoit) had three goals and an assist for Cortland. Sophomore Chris DeLuca (Sayville) added two goals and two assists and won 8-of-13 faceoffs. Junior Tom Burke (Massapequa) chipped in with two goals and an assist, freshman Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) scored twice, junior Brian Krol (Niskayuna) had a goal and two assists and junior Brandon Misiaszek (New Hartford) contributed a goal and an assist. Senior goalie Matt Hipenbecker (Mountain Lakes, NJ) stopped five shots through the first three quarters before giving way to freshman Kyle Gaebel (Deferiet/Carthage), who made four saves in the final quarter.

Blair Hanson scored a pair of goals for Oneonta. Scott Weiner and Andy Hilton had a goal and an assist, Ryan Waibel recorded two assists and John Carberry, Brian Kollar, Troy Lapore and Christopher Tenny each scored omce. Nick Murray played the first 55:52 and made six saves, followed by Sean Reynolds, who registered one save over the final 4:08.

Cortland led just 2-1 after the first quarter as Morgan netted both goals for the visiting Red Dragons, but broke the game open by outscoring the host Red Dragons, 9-2, in the second quarter for a commanding 11-3 lead. Morgan added three more goals in the second quarter, including the last two of the half. Cortland upped its lead to 14-5 after three quarters and outscored Oneonta, 4-3, in the last quarter for the 18-8 final score.

Cortland outshot Oneonta, 42-25, and held a 46-33 advantage in ground balls.