Plattsburgh vs. Oswego State
April 5, 2002
The Game Story:
Oswego State men^s lacrosse team holds off Plattsburgh, 14-11 Oswego, NY: The Oswego State men^s lacrosse team earned its first SUNY Athletic Conference victory of the season by holding off Plattsburgh by the score of 14-11 on Friday, April 5th at the PathFinder Bank Community Sports Complex. The Lakers are now 1-2 in conference play and 3-5 overall. The loss put the Cardinals at 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the SUNYAC. The Lakers and Cardinals were tied again at two and then three before the Lakers netted three straight goals for a 6-3 advantage. After Plattsburgh got one of the goals back, Mike Malecki (Baldwinsville/Baker) made it 7-4 scoring with 15 seconds left in the opening period. Oswego State padded its lead in the second quarter scoring four times as four different players got on the board for the Lakers. The Cards countered with one goal as Jason Lappies tallied, but Oswego State still led 11-5 at the break.

Plattsburgh closed to within 11-8 with the first three goals of the third quarter, but Brian Dautrich (Auburn/Auburn) and Isgro both netted late goals to help Oswego carry a 14-10 lead into the final quarter. Laker goalie Darin Ledwith (Rochester, NY/Rush-Henrietta) held his ground in the final frame making several of his 15 saves as Plattsburgh tried to mount a comeback.

Dautrich paced the Lakers with four goals and one assist, while Hawthorne had a pair of goals and two assists. Vottis had three goals for the Cardinals and Lappies and Pat Shea (Shelbourne, VT/Champlain Valley) each scored twice. Ryan Parks (Waverly/Waverly) made 10 saves in goal for Plattsburgh, while Jake Barney (Watertown/Jefferson CC) had three.

The Lakers be back in action on Monday, April 8th hosting Utica/Rome at 4 p.m. at the PathFinder Bank Community Sports Complex.