Oswego State vs. Geneseo State
April 13, 2002
The Game Story:
Oswego, NY: The Oswego State men^s lacrosse team extended its winning streak to four games as the Lakers knocked off nationally-ranked Geneseo 14-8 on Saturday, April 13th at the PathFinder Bank Community Sports Complex.

The Lakers trailed 4-3 early in the second quarter before reeling off four straight goals to take a 7-4 lead into the intermission. Mike Malecki (Baldwinsville) keyed the run with a pair of goals. Oswego State padded the lead in the third after Geneseo struck first on a goal by Dave Spennacchio (Fairport). Scott Ferguson (Ronkonkomo) netted a goal with the Lakers on the man-advantage and then Jason Hawthorne (Baldwinsville) and made it 9-5 scoring just over a minute apart. Oswego State would get the next three goals capping a five-goal run. The Lakers led 12-6 heading into the final period and traded a pair of goals with the Blue Knights to secure the upset. Geneseo entered the game ranked 18th in the latest US Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Poll. The loss knocked the Blue Knights to 5-2 on the season and 2-2 in the SUNY Athletic Conference. With the win, the Lakers moved over the .500 mark at 6-5 and are now 4-2 in the conference.

Brian Dautrich (Auburn) led the Lakers with three goals and three assists, while Malecki also had the hat trick. Hawthorne scored twice and assisted on four others, while Ferguson added a pair of goals. Spennacchio and Sam Del Favero (Auburn) each scored three times for Geneseo.

Earning the win in net for the Lakers was senior Darin Ledwith (Rochester) as he made 13 saves. Andy Howk (Pittsford) made eight saves for the Knights and David Knapp (Canandaigua) had three. Oswego State plays next on Wednesday, April 17th playing at Ithaca College at 4 p.m.