No. 4 Cortland Dominates at St. Lawrence

CANTON, N.Y. Junior Chris DeLuca (Sayville) scored a game-high five goals and won 11 of 14 faceoffs as the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated St. Lawrence, 13-4, Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action. The Red Dragons recorded their ninth consecutive win and improved to 10-2 on the season, while the Saints fell to 7-5 with the loss.

Sophomore Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) added two goals for Cortland, and senior Brian Krol (Niskayuna) and junior Jay DiStefano (Huntington/Harborfields) each contributed one goal and one assist in the win. Seniors Tom Burke (Massapequa), Chris Dutkowsky (Vestal) and Brandon Misiaszek (New Hartford) and freshman Thomas Casey (Yorktown) netted one goal apiece, while sophomore Greg Wright (Irondequoit) chipped in with two assists. Freshman goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) made seven saves to earn the win.

Caldwell Rohrbach, Mac Johnson, Trevor Scoon and Tucker Garfield scored St. Lawrence's goals, and Scott Smith recorded an assist. The Saints played three goalies in the game. Andrew Cochran started between the pipes, allowing eight goals and making two saves in the first half. Jeff Goeke played 28 minutes, 25 seconds and made six saves and surrendered five goals, and Matt Ruscio played the final 1:35 and did not face a shot.

The Red Dragons took control of the game by building an 8-0 lead at the half as DeLuca netted four of his five goals, highlighted by three scores in Cortland's six-goal second quarter. The Saints outscored Cortland, 3-2, in the third period to make it a 10-3 game, but Cortland answered by scoring 3 of 4 goals in the fourth quarter for the 13-4 final.


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