Potsdam State vs. Cazenovia
March 18, 2008
The Game Story:
POTSDAM Ė Justin Wilson-Kirby scored 4 goals to lead the SUNY Potsdam Bears to a 16-1 home victory over the Cazenovia Wildcats as they opened their 2008 menís lacrosse season on Tuesday. The Bears move to 1-0 while Cazenovia drops to 1-2.

Wilson-Kirby (Burlington, ONT/T.A. Blakelock) tallied a hat trick in the first period as he followed George Nolanís (Marcellus/Marcellus) 13:59 game opener with three consecutive goals. Kyle Phelix (North Lawrence/St. Lawrence Central) connected at 00:27 to close that periodís scoring.

Cody Schroeder (Fayetteville/East Syracuse Minoa) opened the second period scoring at 12:34 followed by a Corey Reinhart (Albany/Colonie) tally at 10:58 before Garrett Sharp (Canton/Canton) ended the half with a pair of Potsdam goals.

Nolan picked up his second goal as he began third period scoring at 13:42. Wilson-Kirby added his fourth goal at 12:59 followed 9 seconds later as the Wildcatís Kyle Boland (Clifton Park/ Christian Brothers) connected on Cazenoviaís only score of the afternoon. Potsdamís Sam Dutkowsky (Vestal/Vestal) and Dustin Dunn (Peterborough, ONT/ St. Peterís Secondary) also tallied third period singles along with repeats from Reinhardt and Schroeder.

The Bears Kevin Green (Fairport/Penfield) made the final periodís only tally at 2:45.

Wildcat goalkeeper Chris Harrington (Cortland/Cortland) went the distance for Caz to finish with 15 saves in the loss. Potsdamís Billy Richards (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) collected 2 saves as he anchored the Bears during first-half action. Relievers Pat Corbine (Canton/Canton) and Kalvin Thomas Peterborough, ONT/ St. Peterís Secondary) split second half duty as Corbine collected 1 save.

The Bears will return to action on Saturday (3/22) with a 2pm contest against Elmira College at Watertown High School.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F

POTSDAM 5 4 6 1 16

CAZENOVIA 0 0 1 0 1