Hartwick Stuns Farmingdale State in Final Minute

Farmingdale, N.Y. - A goal by Hartwick's sophomore midfielder Cody Ciolino (Nesconset, N.Y.) with 44 seconds remaining gave the visiting Hawks a 10-9 victory over Farmingdale State in today's non-conference men's lacrosse game. The Rams fall to 1-3 overall, while Hartwick improves to 2-1 with the win.

Hartwick led 2-1 after the first, and built up a four goal lead with five more in the second, leading 7-3 at the halftime break. The Rams evened the score in the third, with four goals while holding the Hawks scoreless. Farmingdale capitalized on a 3-minute penalty for an illegal stick on Hartwick freshman midfielder Connor Hudson (Moriches, N.Y.), scoring three goals during that time to tie the game at 7-7.

In the fourth period, Hartwick went up 9-7 on goals from sophomore attack Phil Schaefer (Holbrook, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Irvens Dupuy (Norwalk, Conn.). With 3:26 remaining, Rams senior midfielder Tim Caden (Setauket, N.Y.) scored an unassisted goal to make it 9-8, then less than two minutes later he dished off a pass to senior midfielder Shannon Robinson (Freeport, N.Y.) who would even the score at 9-9 with 1:52 on the clock.

Ciolino's goal would prove to be the game-winner for Hartwick, his third goal of the game. He also added an assist for the day. Schaefer led the team with six points on three goals and three assists. Hudson tallied a game-high 10 ground balls and went 11 for 20 on faceoffs. Senior midfielder Mike Morrison (Holbrook, N.Y.) picked up three ground balls and a team-high three caused turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeper Nick Triano (North Andover, Mass.) picked up the win making 14 saves.

For Farmingdale State, senior midfielder Rob Nosworthy (Massapequa, N.Y.) totaled four assists. Robinson finished with three goals, Caden finished with a goal, two assists, three ground balls and four caused turnovers. Junior midfielder Josh Lamantia (Setauket, N.Y.) caused five turnovers and picked up five ground balls. Junior long stick midfielder Ricky Morales (Holtsville, N.Y.) grabbed a game-high seven ground balls and caused three turnovers.

The Rams will face off at Guilford College next on Wednesday, March 14th in a non-conference game at 4:00 p.m.

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FARMINGDALE, NY- Cody's Ciolino's (Nesconset, NY/Sachem North) goal with 44 seconds remaining broke a 9-all tie as the men's lacrosse team defeated Farmingdale State 10-9 on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks, who led by five goals at one point late in the first half, improve their record to 2-1 while the Rams fall to 1-3.

Ciolino had three goals on the day and one assist. Phil Schaefer (Holbrook, NY/Sachem North) also had three goals and assisted on three others. Harry Hughes (Holtsville, NY/Sachem East) contributed two goals and two assists. Bobby Cassidy (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) and Irvens Dupuy ((Norwalk, CT/Norwalk) both scored once.

Shannon Robinson led Farmingdale State with three goals. Ryan Oswald and Bobby Thomas both had two goals each. Tim Caden and Josh Lamantia both scored once.

The Rams took the early 1-0 lead on a man-up opportunity but the Hawks would quickly recover as they scored five straight times to take a 5-1 lead with 11:39 remaining in the second quarter.

An Oswald goal at 6:05 of the second would make it 5-2 Hartwick. The Hawks were then a man down after a penalty but it wouldn't matter as Ciolino would score his second of the day to make it 6-2 Hartwick.

Twenty-one seconds later, Schaefer's second of the day increased the Hawk lead to 7-2. The Rams would add a score with three seconds left in the second and 'Wick held a 7-3 lead at halftime.

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