Plattsburgh vs. Cortland State
April 11, 2009
The Game Story:
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Despite being outshot by almost a 2-to-1 ratio, the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team gave No. 3-ranked SUNY Cortland all it could handle in a 12-8 loss Saturday in State University of New York Athletic Conference play at the Fieldhouse Complex. The Cardinals drop to the .500-mark at 6-6 and 1-2 in the SUNYAC while the Red Dragons improve to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Kyle Norchi and Luke Weidlein led Plattsburgh with three goals apiece, and Matt Maes chipped in three assists. Matt Billia registered a career-high 21 saves.

Mike Tota paced Cortland with a game-best four goals and an assist. Brandon Misiaszek, Brian Krol and Conor Duffy each scored twice. Matt Hipenbecker made nine saves in goal.

Cortland never trailed in the game, opening the scoring after 1 minute and 43 seconds gone in the first quarter with an unassisted goal by Brandon Misiaszek. Plattsburgh tied it 1-1 on a goal by Ian Helmer with 2:07 left, but Krol scored 7 seconds later to put the Red Dragons in the lead for good.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final); 2009 Cardinals Men's Lacrosse; #3 Cortland vs Plattsburgh State (Apr 11, 2009 at Plattsburgh, N.Y.)

Cortland (8-2, 2-1 SUNYAC) vs. SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
Plattsburgh State (6-6, 1-2 SUNYAC) -------------------------------------
Date: Apr 11, 2009 Attendance: 201 Cortland............ 2 4 3 3 - 12
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 43 Degrees, Winds ENE 16mphPlattsburgh State... 1 2 3 2 - 8

Cortland SCORING: GOALS: Mike Tota 4; Brandon Misiaszek 2; Brian Krol 2; Conor Duffy 2; Greg Wright 1; Jay DiStefano 1. ASSISTS: Jay DiStefano 2; Greg Wright 2; Chris DeLuca 1; Mike Tota 1.

Plattsburgh State SCORING: GOALS: Luke Weidlein 3; Kyle Norchi 3; Patrick Wright 1; Ian Helmer 1. ASSISTS: Matt Maes 3; Tom Cerny 1; Luke Weidlein 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Cortland............ 10 16 13 9 - 48
Plattsburgh State... 7 7 5 8 - 27

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Cortland............ 15 12 15 13 - 55
Plattsburgh State... 6 9 12 8 - 35

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Cortland............ 3-4 6-7 1-6 4-6 - 14-23
Plattsburgh State... 1-4 1-7 5-6 2-6 - 9-23

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total
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Cortland............ 7-8 4-4 7-8 4-5 - 22-25
Plattsburgh State... 5-8 4-6 9-10 3-5 - 21-29

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total
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Cortland............ 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-1 - 2-4
Plattsburgh State... 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-1 - 0-4

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Cortland............ 4 2 1 2 - 9
Plattsburgh State... 5 9 3 4 - 21

PENALTIES - Cortland 4/3:30; Plattsburgh State 4/3:30.
Officials: John Keenan (R); David Yates (U); Michael Rieder (R); Pat Quigley (Clock). Scorer: Plattsburgh SID. Game Notes: State University of New York Athletic Conference game; Cortland ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III (USILA poll); Plattsburgh Senior Day for 10 players.