Oneonta State vs. Scranton
March 2, 2002
The Game Story:
The Oneonta State mens lacrosse team christened their new turf field with an 18-2 win over Scranton this after-noon in season opening action for both squads. The visiting Royals led 2-1 early in the second quarter before the Red Dragons closed the door with the final 17 goals of the game. Senior Anthony Pisciotto (Port Jefferson, NY/Ward Melville) led the attack with five goals including three straight in a span of 1:42 at the end of the third quarter. Classmate Matt Puerta (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) was the leader overall with seven points on two goals and five assists. The Red Dragons opened the scoring with 11:14 remaining in the first quarter on a goal by senior Dave Kilcourse (Pheonix, NY/Baldwinsville) with an assist from junior Dan Bakke (Floral Park, NY/Floral Park). The Royals evened the score at 1-1 at the 2:08 mark on a goal by sophomore Jeffrey Lange (Syracuse, NY/Christian Brothers Academy) with an assist from senior Cody Harris (Riegelsville, PA/Easton). The score remained tied at the conclusion of the opening quarter.

The visitors took their only lead at 11:58 of the second quarter when junior Tim Miller (Glen Cove, NY/Chaminade) scored a man-up goal with an assist fromsophomore Dennis Mahon (Medford, NJ/St. Johns Prep). That would be the last goal of the afternoon for Scranton as three minutes later Bakke scored the equalizer from junior Vin Schettino (Holbrook, NY/Sachem). Schettino put the Red Dragons ahead for good less than two minutes later when he tallied unassisted. Oneonta would add three more goal before halftime to take a 6-2 lead into the break. The second half was all Oneonta as Pisciotto led the way with four of his five goals including a shorthanded tally at the 4:09 mark of the third quarter with an assist from Bakke. Sophomore goalie Mike Louer (Islip, NY/Islip), who made 14 saves in the contest, also tallied an assist on Oneontas 13th goal of the game just before the end of the third quarter.

The Red Dragons will get a week now to prepare for Lycoming which will take place next Saturday, Mar. 9 on the turf at 2:00 p.m. Anthony Pisciotto