Oneonta State vs. Oswego State
April 3, 2002
The Game Story:
Senior attackman Anthony Pisciotto (Port Jefferson, NY/Ward Melville) scored five goals and added two assists to lead Oneonta State to a 13-6 victory over Oswego this afternoon in SUNYAC action. The win for the Red Dragons, who are currently ranked 16th in the latest USILA Div. III poll, raises their record to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. The loss for Oswego is their fourth straight and drops their record to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the SUNYAC.

Oneonta scored the game^s first four goals in the first seven minutes of the first quarter. Junior attackman Dan Bakke (Floral Park, NY/Floral Park) registered two goals while classmates Brian Balash (Auburn, NY/Auburn) and Vincent Schettino (Holbrook, NY/Sachem) each had one goal each. Senior Matt Puerta (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) assisted on the opening goal to give him 226 career points which moved him into second on the all-time points list for men^s lacrosse ahead of All-American Bill Tremont. Oswego scored their first goal of the game at the 6:26 mark of the opening quarter when sophomore Brian Smith (Islip Terrace, NY/East Islip) scored with an assist from junior Jeff Cottet (East Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse-Minoa). The Red Dragons closed the final six minutes by scoring three unanswered goals to take a 7-1 lead after one quarter.

In the second quarter the two teams played to a 2-2 tie as the Red Dragons went into the intermission with a 9-3 lead. Pisciotto and Bakke each had a goal and an assist as they set each other up for the two Oneonta goals. Junior Brian Dautrich (Auburn, NY/Auburn) scored a goal and added an assist on Oswego^s second goal that was scored by sophomore Mike Malecki (Baldwinsville, NY/Baker) which came with a man up.

The Lakers opened the third quarter with an extra man goal by freshman Adam Phelps (Jordan, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) with an assist from Dautrich that made the score 9-4. Pisciotto would score the lone goal for Oneonta in the third quarter and score the first two goals of the fourth quarter to give the Red Dragons a 12-4 lead. After Schettino^s second goal of the game the Lakers tallied the final two for the final 13-6.

Oneonta will next be in action this coming Saturday when they play the first of four consecutive road games at Geneseo beginning at 1:00 p.m.