Suny Brockport vs. Plattsburgh
April 22, 2007
The Game Story:
Freshman Adam Drypolcher (Manlius, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) scored four goals but it wasnít enough as the SUNY Brockport Menís Lacrosse team dropped a critical State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest, 11-12 to SUNY Plattsburgh on Sunday at Special Olympics Stadium.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles (6-5, 1-4 SUNYAC) have lost their fourth straight game all in conference play and have been eliminated from the Conference Tournament.

Brockport opened the scoring on a Joe Gomez (Amherst, NY/Amherst) goal from Anthony Ventresca (Syracuse, NY/Henninger) to give the Golden Eagles the 1-0 lead. Ventresca finished with one goal and three assists on the day.

The Cardinals quickly answered with three goals of its own to take a 3-1 lead with just under five minutes to go in the first period. Drypolcher netted the first of his four goals near the end of the period to close the score to 3-2.

After a Plattsburgh (9-4, 2-2 SUNYAC) goal, the Golden Eagles responded with four straight goals to regain the lead at 6-4 with eight minutes to go in the third period. In a game of runs, the Cardinals responded with five straight goals to go up 9-6 with two minutes remaining in the period.

In the fourth period, with the Cardinals leading 10-8, Brockport strung together three goals in 42 seconds to take the 11-10 lead. Joe Aquilina (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) scored the first and finished with three goals and one assist for the Golden Eagles. Ventresca netted the second and Drypolcher finished the scoring run on a pass from Ventresca from behind the cage for the go-ahead goal.

A minute later, Plattsburgh would tie the score on a man-down goal by Frank Sangiovanni. He led all scorers with five goals.

The Golden Eagles had a few chances near the end of the game but all attempts were stopped and the Cardinals regained possession with 15 seconds to go. After a Plattsburgh timeout with 11 seconds to go, Bryan Copius took the ball from midfield and drove in to the cage and ripped one top shelf past Brockport goalie Matt Staalesen (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) with two seconds remaining for the 12-11 final score.

Staalesen played all 60 minutes in goal for the Golden Eagles, stopping 22 shots.