|OWINGS MILLS, MD. – The nationally second-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse team scored the last three goals of the game to defeat fourth-ranked Cortland, 10-8, Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons dropped their first game of the season and fell to 4-1, while the Mustangs improved to 8-0.|
Junior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) led Cortland with three goals. Senior Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields) had two goals and two assists, senior Chris DeLuca (Sayville) and junior Greg Wright (Irondequoit/West Irondequoit) contributed one goal and one assist, freshman Joe Slavik (Binghamton/Seton Catholic) scored once and junior Zack Mulvaney (Deferiet/Carthage) chipped in with two assists. Sophomore goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) made 12 saves in 59 minutes, seven seconds, and freshman Scott Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) did not face a shot in 53 seconds of action.
Freshman Tony Rossi (Towson, MD/Calvert Hall) paced Stevenson with three goals. Seniors Jimmy Dailey (Westminster, MD/Winters Mill) and Neal Barthelme (Towson, MD/Dulaney) each recorded two goals and an assist, senior Sean Calabrese (Rockville, MD/DeMatha) registered one goal and one assist and senior Ray Witte (Annapolis, MD/St. Peter and Paul) and sophomore Tyler Reid (Clinton, CT/Xavier) netted one goal apiece. Junior goalie Ian Bolland (Mountain Lakes, NJ) stopped 13 shots.
Neither team led by more than two goals in the game. The score was knotted at 3-all after the first quarter, and Cortland took a 6-5 lead into halftime when DiStefano scored his second of the game just two seconds before the end of the second quarter.
The Mustangs outscored the Red Dragons, 2-1, in the third quarter to even the score at 7-7 entering the final 15 minutes of action. After Tota gave Cortland its final lead of the game at 8-7 with an unassisted goal at 13:24, the Mustangs went on a three-goal run in a 2:43 span to take a 10-8 lead with 8:59 remaining. Stevenson was able to keep Cortland off the scoreboard for the rest of the game and earn the win.