| 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^Òs 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^Òs 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^Òs 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^Òs 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.