Oswego State vs. Potsdam State
April 10, 2002
The Game Story:
Oswego, NY: The Oswego State men^s lacrosse team posted its third straight victory holding off a late Potsdam rally for a 9-8 win on Wednesday, April 10th at the PathFinder Bank Community Sports Complex. The Bears began their rally in the third quarter after Oswego State^s Brian Dautrich (Auburn) scored with the man-advantage putting the hosts in front 9-4 less than two minutes into the period.

From that point, Potsdam rallied closing the margin to 9-6 heading into the final period.

Goals by Erik Lemelbaum (Syracuse/Nottingham) and Eric Lehman (Lowville) trimmed the gap to 9-8, but Laker goalie Darin Ledwith (Rochester) took over from there. Despite being out shot 16-2 in the fourth, Ledwith protected the lead by making eight of his 18 saves in the period. He preserved the win in the final seconds making his final save on a close-range shot by Josh Hickey (Carthage).

The Lakers scored four goals in each of the first two quarters to build its lead with Scott Ferguson (Ronkonkomo) scoring once in each frame and Jeff Cottet (East Syracuse) netting a pair in the second quarter. The Bears tallied twice in both periods as the Lakers held an 8-4 lead at the half. Ferguson, Cottet and Dautrich each finished with two goals apiece and senior Jason Hawthorne (Baldwinsville) was the catalyst with three assists.

Lemelbaum led all scorers in the game with four goals. Potsdam goalie Ryan Hanretty (Williamsville) finished the game with 13 saves for the Bears. The win puts Oswego State at 3-2 in the SUNY Athletic Conference and 5-5 overall.

The loss put the Bears at 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the SUNYAC. The Lakers be back in action on Saturday, April 13th hosting Geneseo at 2 p.m. at the PathFinder Bank Community Sports Complex.