Cost Adds to Legacy in 23-4 Win over Green Mountain

Cazenovia, N.Y. The Cazenovia College Wildcats men's lacrosse team ended its year with a definitive win over the Green Mountain College Eagles. Alex Cost ('06, Warners, N.Y. / West Genesee HS), fittingly, ended his career with a series of record breaking accomplishments.

With the win, Cazenovia moves to 2-10 on the year. Green Mountain College falls to 1-10 on the year with the loss.

The Wildcats jumped out to an 11-0 first-quarter lead on the Eagles. Taking 24 shots in the first stanza, Cazenovia's Cost would set a blistering pace by netting five first-quarter goals. Four of Costs' goals, each scored at even-strength, came consecutively, over a 3:07 span of time. Costs' five goals in a single period is a Cazenovia scoring record for goals in a single period of play.

Taking 23 shots in the second quarter and going up 19-1 at the intermission at the half, the Wildcats pulled starters and rotated positional players in the second half to minimize the damage. The 19-goal first half is a Cazenovia scoring record.

Adding five additional goals over the course of the game, Cost finished with ten goals (a new school record for a single game), and an assist for eleven points on 22 shots (a new school record for a single game).

Bill Rabuano ('06, Auburn, N.Y. / Cayuga CC), left a legacy of his own in the win. Scoring five goals in the game and seven assists, for 12 points, Rabuano has the distinction of breaking the single-game points record.

Cazenovia's Mike Malfitano ('07, Camillus, N.Y. / Mercyhurst College) scored five goals for the Wildcats in the game. With his five goals, Malfitano finished the year with a team-high 37 goals.

Defensive standout, Rob King ('06, Gansevoort, N.Y. / Saratoga Springs Senior HS) finished the game with his third double-digit groundball effort in his last five games. King, who was ranked tenth in the country for groundballs-per-game this week, ends the year with a team-high 84 groundballs and 137 groundballs in the last two seasons. King, who is among the career-leaders in groundballs at Cazenovia, finished the day with a game-high 10 groundballs.

Dan Riordan ('06, Rochester, N.Y. / Aquinas Institute of Rochester) got credit for the win in goal. Appearing in his first game of the season between the pipes, Riordan made four saves in 30:00 minutes of action to move to 1-0 on the year.

Cazenovia was a perfect 3-for-3 with the man-advantage.


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