March 22, 2010


Dragons cruise past Clarkson


Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
SUNY Cortland’s Eric Parah (35) gets past Clarkson’s Brendon Shearin (2) in the first half Saturday. Parah had a team-high four ground balls in 18-2 Red Dragon romp.

SUNY Cortland men took care of business quickly and efficiently on Saturday.
The Red Dragons raced out to a 12-0 lead by halftime and cruised to an 18-2 lacrosse victory over visiting Clarkson in a non-league clash at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Senior attackman Brian Krol scored four times and picked up a pair of assists, while sophomore attackman Mike Tota also finished with four goals, as defending national champion Cortland improved to 3-2 in the season. Clarkson falls to 0-5.
Junior midfielder Chris DeLuca added three goals and an assist as 10 different players found the back of the net for Cortland.
Sophomore Greg Wright contributed a goal and two assists and seniors Tom Burke and Brandon Misiaszek each had a goal an assist. Senior Chris Dutkowsky and junior Brian Donahue added goals, while freshmen Thomas Casey and Jordan Rogers each netted their first career goals.
Krol netted all four of his goals in the opening half, while DeLuca scored all three of his and Tota scored three before intermission as Cortland led 7-0 after the first quarter and 12-0 at the half.
Sophomore Eric Gollands put Clarkson on the scoreboard 49 seconds into the third quarter, but Tota answered two minutes later with a man-up goal to equal Krol’s team-high 11 goals on the season. Clarkson freshman Brendon Shearin made it 13-2 with an unassisted score at 10:41 of the third before Cortland closed the game with the last three goals of the third quarter and the only two in the fourth.
The Red Dragons won 14-of-23 faceoffs in the game, out-shot the Golden Knights 44-15 and held a convincing 43-19 advantage in ground balls. Cortland junior Justin Battino won 8-of-13 faceoffs, and junior midfielder Eric Parah collected a game-high four ground balls.
The Red Dragons are back home on Wednesday, Nazareth a 3:30 p.m. visitor to the Stadium Complex.
Syracuse 10, Johns Hopkins 7: Syracuse junior longstick middie and Cortland High grad Joel White scored a key fourth quarter goal and was at his defensive best as the second ranked Orange improved to 4-1 on the season.
White held Michael Kimmel, one of the best offensive midfielders in the nation, scoreless for the first time in 29 games dating back to 2008. The Syracuse captain also recorded a caused turnover and led the Orange with a game-high six ground balls.
He also scored Syracuse’s final goal with 2:38 left in the game, that coming nine seconds after Johns Hopkins (4-3) pulled to within 9-7 on goals by Tom Palasek and John Greeley .Syracuse also got a career-best three goals from senior midfielder Max Bartig while beating the Blue Jays for the fourth straight time. It was also Syracuse’s second straight win at Homewood, marking just the second time in series history, and the first time since 1986 and 1988, the Orange won consecutive games on the Blue Jays’ home turf.
Senior Cody Jamieson scored once and posted a career-high three assists for SU, while junior Stephen Keogh and junior Jeremy Thompson had two goals each.
Syracuse will play its second straight road game on Tuesday, visiting Hobart. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. at McCooey Field in Geneva. The game will be televised live in the Syracuse area on Time Warner Sports.
Cornell 18, Yale 7: A dangerous Yale team coached by Cortland High grad Andy Shay arrived to Ithaca Saturday unbeaten and nationally-ranked, only to be done in by the Big Red. Three players scored four goals apiece and sophomore Rob Pannell had a six-point day to lead 10th ranked Cornell (5-1) past 17th-ranked Yale (4-1) at Schoellkopf Field.
Scott Austin, Chris Langton and Ryan Hurley each scored four times and Pannell was credited with four assists to go with his two goals in the victory. In all, 11 different players reached the scoring column. A.J. Fiore and Mat Martinez each played a half, combining for 13 saves and allowing the seven goals.
For Yale, both Brendan and Matt Gibson each scored twice, while Brian Douglass had two assists. Johnathan Falcone played all 60 minutes in goal and made five saves. Coach Shay is in his seventh year at Yale.