March 17, 2008


Dragons like this vacation

SANFORD, Fla. — Sophomore attackman Brian Krol scored a career-high four goals to help lead the nationally third-ranked SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse team to a 12-4 win over Clarkson Saturday afternoon.
The unbeaten Red Dragons improved to 3-0 with the win during this spring ‘vacation’ trip to the Sunshine State of Florida.
Cortland never trailed while building up a 5-0 halftime lead against a Clarkson team playing its first game of the season. The Red Dragons advantage grew to 8-1 heading into the final quarter.
Senior attackman Ryan Heath had two goals and an assist for Cortland, senior midfielder Adam Hyde scored a pair of goals and senior attackman Billy Fuchs picked up a goal and three assists.
Freshman Jay DiStefano scored the first points of his collegiate career with a goal and an assist. Junior goalie Mike Robinson made 12 saves in 55 minutes, with freshman Tom Holden stopping two shots over the final five minutes.
For Clarkson, Greg Gibbons had a goal and an assist, and Tim Ross, Cory Scheider and Josh Flacke each added a goal. Golden Knights goalie Greg Lamb made 24 saves.
Homer Central alum Jon Cathcart is a senior midfielder for the Golden Knights.
Cortland has two road games on tap for this week, traveling to RIT on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and playing at Ithaca College Saturday at 1 p.m.
Syracuse 14, Johns Hopkins 13, OT: Steven Brooks scored 37 seconds into overtime as No. 5 ranked Syracuse (4-1) beat defending national champion Johns Hopkins (3-2).
Cortland High graduate and freshman long-stick midfielder Joel White scooped up seven groundballs for the Orange in Baltimore.
Brooks had four goals for Syracuse, while Mike Leveille added three goals and three assists.
Nazareth 18, Elmira 8: Cortland High grad Steve Cutia had four goals and an assist as Nazareth rolled to victory.
Cortland Women Beaten
SALISBURY, Md. — SUNY Cortland women lost to second-ranked Salisbury 23-9 on Saturday in Maryland, the Red Dragons coming into that contest ranked 15th in the country.
Sue Ackermann had seven goals and five assists as the undefeated Sea Gulls improved to 9-0. Cortland falls to 1-2 on the season and visits Rochester on Tuesday.
Sophomore Jessie Fritz led the Cortland offense with four goals, the third straight game she’s scored that amount. Senior Rachel Cornwell netted a career-high three goals, while senior Elizabeth Acee and junior Meghan Gallagher added one goal each.
Ashleigh Gender scored four goals off the bench for Salisbury, which never trailed after scoring the opening four goals. The Sea Gulls were up 13-6 at halftime.
Fritz scored two goals to open up the second half to make it a 13-8 game, but the Gulls responded with nine consecutive goals to put the game out of reach. Cornwell finished the scoring with 30 seconds on the clock.