Feb. 28, 2009

Courtesy of Plattsburgh State

KINGS POINT, N.Y. - Luke Weidlein scored a career-high six goals for Plattsburgh State on Friday, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals lost 13-12 at Merchant Marine Academy in a men's lacrosse non-conference game.  It was the season opener for both schools, but this marked the earliest date to start a season in Plattsburgh history.  This was also the first-ever meeting between the teams.

Plattsburgh grabbed a 5-4 lead after the first quarter on goals by Weidlein (3), JT Prior and Jimmy Tenny.  The Cardinals also carried an 8-6 advantage at halftime.

But the third quarter belonged to Merchant Marine, which scored four times to take a 10-8 lead while holding the visitors scoreless.

In the fourth quarter, Weidlein, Bryan Copius and Matt Maes scored in the first 3 minutes and 44 seconds as Plattsburgh reclaimed the lead, 11-10.  However, Brennan Dougherty scored the last of his game-high seven goals to ignite a USMMA 3-goal rally and they never looked back.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook For Lacrosse
PLATTSBURGH STATE vs USMMA (Feb 27, 2009 at Kings Point, NY)

PLATTS09 (0-1) vs.                                SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
USMMA (1-0)                                       -------------------------------------
Date: Feb 27, 2009  Attendance:                   PLATTS09............  5  3  0  4 - 12
Weather: Windy, Rainy                             USMMA...............  4  2  4  3 - 13

PLATTS09 SCORING: GOALS: Luke Weidlein 6; Kyle Norchi 2; Matt Maes 1; Bryan Copius 1; JT Prior 1; Jimmy Tenny 1.
ASSISTS: Matt Maes 3; Luke Weidlein 2; Adrian Marino 1.

USMMA SCORING: GOALS: Brennan Dougherty 7; Brian Flannery 3; Arthur Frooks 2; Tyler Spaulding 1.
ASSISTS: Zach Gray 3; Brennan Dougherty 1; Brian Flannery 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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PLATTS09............ 13  9  8 14 - 44
USMMA...............  6 11  9  9 - 35

GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
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PLATTS09............ 12 10  7 11 - 40
USMMA...............  6 10 11  9 - 36

FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
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PLATTS09............  6-10  4-5   2-4   8-8  - 20-27
USMMA...............  4-10  1-5   2-4   0-8  -  7-27

CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     Total
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PLATTS09............  9-10  6-7   8-11  8-9  - 31-37
USMMA...............  6-9   8-9   9-10  7-12 - 30-40

EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
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PLATTS09............  1-2   1-1   0-1   0-1  -  2-5
USMMA...............  0-0   1-2   1-2   2-5  -  4-9

SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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PLATTS09............  1  2  2  3 -  8
USMMA...............  5  0  5  7 - 17

TURNOVERS BY PRD      1  2  3  4  Tot
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PLATTS09............  7  9  7  7 - 30
USMMA............... 10  6  8 11 - 35

PENALTIES - PLATTS09 9/8:00; USMMA 5/3:30.
Officials:. Scorer: Joshua Mraz.