Potsdam State vs. Oneonta State
April 20, 2002
The Game Story:
POTSDAM - In a hotly contested men's lacrosse contest at SUNY Potsdam, the Bears (4-6, 3-3 SUNYAC) slipped against the Oneonta Red Dragons (10-2, 5-1 SUNYAC). Potsdam jumped to a 3-1 first period lead before Oneonta gained a 4-3 halftime advantage. The Final score was 9-8.

Matt Puerta (Hicksville/ Hicksville) led the offense for Oneonta with 2 goals and 3 assists followed by Dan Bakke (Floral Park/ Floral Park) with 3 goals. Brian Balash (Auburn/Auburn) added 2 goals and 1 assist while Anthony Pisciotto and Mike Massari each added single goals.

Erik Lemelbaum (Syracuse/Nottingham) topped the Potsdam stats with 3 goals while Josh Hickey (Carthage/Carthage) contributed 1 and 2. Pete Kolson (Canton/Canton), Matt Hosmer (Lancing, MI/ Lancing), and Eric Lehman (Lowville/Lowville) each went 1 and 1 for the Bears.

Red Dragon's goalkeeper Mike Louer (Islip/Islip) had 9 saves as the game winner. Potsdam's Ryan Hanretty (Williamsville/ Williamsville South) had 16 saves for the loss.