Oneonta State vs. Oswego State
April 22, 2006
The Game Story:
Oneonta State Sophomore defender Chris Duffy (Camillus, NY/West
scored just 14 seconds into the first overtime to lift the Red Dragons to a
dramatic 7-6 win against Oswego this afternoon in SUNYAC men's lacrosse
action. The win for Oneonta also secured them a berth in the SUNYAC
tournament that begins a week from Wednesday. Even if the Red Dragons
finish 3-3, they will own the head-to-head tie breakers with anyone they
be tied with for the final spot in the tournament.
Oneonta (9-4/3-1) trailed 6-3 with less than 10 minutes to go in the
fourth quarter before tying the game at the 1:04 mark. The Red Dragons
had the final opportunity in regulation, but had a shot by sophomore Tim
Burns (Syracuse, NY/Nottingham) hit the left post and deflect out.
Oneonta jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes of
the opening quarter including a man-up goal by junior Neal Campbell
(Merrick, NY/Mepham). The opening goal of the game came unassisted by
Dunne (Cazenovia, NY/Cazenovia) at the 12:30 mark.
Oswego cut Oneonta's lead in half at 6:42 when senior Chris Mitchell
(Oswego, NY/Oswego) took a feed from Steve Tronovitch (Binghamton,
NY/Chenango Forks) and put a shot to the back of the goal. The first
came to an end with the score 2-1 in favor of Oneonta.
The second quarter was all Oswego as they scored three unanswered goals
including two by Tronovitch. Oswego's third goal of the period came with a
man-up and was registered by Mitchell with an assist from classmate Jeff
Salisbury (Oswego, NY/Oswego). The Lakers' defense held Oneonta scoreless
while out shooting the Red Dragons 13-5 as they took their 4-2 lead into
The third quarter was relatively quiet with both teams scoring one goal
each. Campbell scored his second of the game for Oneonta while freshman
Maloney (Fayetteville, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) scored for Oswego.
With its 5-3 lead heading into the fourth period, the Lakers extended
its lead to three goals at the 10:49 mark when Maloney notched his second
the game unassisted.
Less than one minute later junior Mike Schanz (Endwell, NY/Maine
Endwell) scored to cut the Lakers' lead to two goals at 6-4. At the 3:14
mark, freshman Mike Evans (Holtsville, NY/Sachem East) scored with a man
down to pave the way for the tying goal by Campbell at 1:04.
Oneonta State goalie Brian Tricoles (East Meadow, NY/East Meadow) and
Oswego goalie Matt Pfister (Patchogue, NY/Patchogue-Medford) were both
between the pipes today as both made 14 saves each in the game.
Oneonta will be back in action this Wednesday at Plattsburgh beginning
at 4:00 p.m.