March 5, 2009

Courtesy of Cortland State

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The nationally third-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team opened up an 11-0 lead at the half and went on to defeat Montclair St., 16-4, Wednesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

For the second straight game, Red Dragon freshman Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) scored four goals. Freshman Greg Wright (Irondequoit) collected three goals and an assist, senior Joey Morgan (Putnam Valley) had two goals and three assists and juniors Brian Krol (Niskayuna) and Chris Dutkowsky (Vestal) added a goal and an assist each. Freshman Zack Mulvaney (Deferiet/Carthage) contributed two assists, sophomore Chris DeLuca (Sayville) won 11-of-11 faceoffs through the first three quarters and junior Tom Burke (Massapequa) collected nine ground balls. Senior goalie Matt Hipenbecker (Mountain Lakes, NJ) stopped three shots in 46 minutes, 20 seconds, before giving way to senior Mike Robinson (Alexandria, VA/Thomas Edison), who did not register a save over the final 13:40.

Sophomore Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) led Montclair St. (2-1) with two goals. Sophomore Ronnie Umphenour (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) and freshman Matthew Prongay (Edison, NJ) scored one goal apiece, sophomore Mike Corsetto (Kinelon, NJ) picked up two assists and John Schiavone (Montclair, NJ) had one assist. Senior goalie Thomas Bowers (Hamburg, NJ/Pope JonXXIII), the Red Hawks' career leader in saves, stopped 10 shots in 47:27 and became just the 24th player in Division III history to surpass 700 career saves. Junior Andrew Rosado (Elmwood Park, NJ/St. Joseph's (MT)) made three saves in 9:20, and freshman Mark Glander (Vernon, NJ/Vernon Township) did not make a save over the final 3:13.

Cortland (2-0) jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the opening 15 minutes, as Tota scored twice and Morgan had a goal and an assist. The Red Dragons led 1-0 with a little more than six and half minutes left in the quarter but exploded for six goals over the final 6:36 for their 7-0 lead. Krol and Tota made it 9-0 with 6:02 left in the first half before Wright scored back-to-back goals 1:44 apart late for the 11-0 advantage at intermission. Cortland outshot Montclair St., 38-3, in the first half.

Prongay put the Red Hawks on the scoreboard with a man-up goal at 9:47 of the third. Morgan netted his second of the game at 6:33 before Meth made it 12-2 with his first at 2:36. Cortland, however closed out the third quarter with goals from Tota and sophomore Matt Evanchak (Syracuse/West Genesee). The teams traded four goals over the final quarter highlighted by Cortland freshman Matt Hoey's (Auburn) first career goal to close the scoring at 1:38.

FINAL SCORE: Cortland 16, Montclair St. 4

Team                                  1     2    3    4        Final    
Montclair St. (2-1)             0    0    2    2            4           
Cortland (2-0)                    7    4    3    2          16

Scoring (Goals-Assists):

Montclair St.: Tyler Meth 2-0, Matthew Prongay 1-0, Ronnie Umphenour 1-0, Mike Corsetto 0-2, John Schiavone 0-1
Cortland: Mike Tota 4-0, Greg Wright 3-1, Joey Morgan 2-3, Brian Krol 1-1, Chris Dutkowsky 1-1, Brandon Misiaszek 1-0, Neal Hopps 1-0, Matt Evanchak 1-0, Matt Hoey 1-0, Eric Parah 1-0, Zack Mulvaney 0-2, Jay DiStefano 0-1, Conor Duffy 0-1, Tyler Granelli 0-1 

Montclair St.: Thomas Bowers, 10 saves (14 GA in 47:27), Andrew Rosado, 3 saves (1 GA in 9:20), Mark Glander, 0 saves (1 GA in 3:13)
Cortland: Matt Hipenbecker, 3 saves (2 GA in 46:20), Mike Robinson, 0 saves (2 GA in 13:40)

Shots: Cortland 53, Montclair St. 13 
Ground Balls: Cortland 58, Montclair St. 33
Clears: Cortland 17-of-21, Montclair St. 15-of-31 
Faceoffs Won: Cortland 18, Montclair St. 5 
Penalties: Montclair St. 3-2:30, Cortland 6-5:30
Extra-Man Offense: Montclair St. 1-5, Cortland 0-3

Courtesy of Gettysburg

STEVENSON, Md. – Gettysburg led 2-1 early, but it was all Stevenson the rest of the way as the No. 7 Mustangs rolled to a 16-6 non-conference victory over the No. 2 Bullets Wednesday afternoon in a battle of top-10 teams.

Stevenson (formerly Villa Julie) rattled off a 10-0 run spanning the first three quarters to build an 11-2 lead with 11:51 left in the third period. Gettysburg was unable to get closer than eight the rest of the way.

Jimmy Dailey led the Mustangs (3-0) with four goals and three assists while Richie Ford poured in four goals and an assist. Nicola Bevacqua also notched a hat trick, scoring three goals, while Steve Kazimer had two goals and two assists.

Junior Josh Reichert (Englewood, Colo./Kent School) scored a career-high three goals to lead Gettysburg (1-1).

After Daily scored 53 seconds into the contest, Reichert and sophomore Danno Lynch (Medfield, Mass./Avon Old Farms) struck 1:07 apart to put the Orange & Blue up 2-1 with 11:42 on the first-quarter clock. However, Stevenson put up five goals over the remainder of the period, including three inside the final 1:26, to take a 6-2 lead at end of the opening quarter.

The Mustangs continued their surge with four more goals in the second quarter and took a 10-2 lead into the locker room. Bevacqua added another tally early in the second half before Reichert stopped the bleeding when he scored his second goal with 7:53 on the third-quarter clock to make it 11-3. However, Stevenson answered with the next three goals as its lead ballooned to 11 with 1:35 to go in the third quarter.

Reichert made it 14-4 at the end of the period when he scored his final goal with nine seconds showing. The two teams traded goals twice in the fourth quarter, with senior Tom O'Donnell (Montgomeryville, Pa./La Salle College) scoring with 11:00 to go and classmate Rob Triplett (McLean, Va./McLean) beating the clock with one second left.

Stevenson held a 44-36 advantage in shots and won 15-of-25 face-offs. Geoff Hebert played all but 3:17 in goal and finished with 10 saves while yielding five goals.

Senior Zach Furshman (Miami, Fla./Kent School [Conn.]) started in goal for the Bullets and gave up 14 goals over the opening 43:25 while stopping eight shots. Senior Charles Floeckher (Lutherville, Md./Boys Latin School) recorded two saves and gave up two goals in the final 16:35.

Gettysburg returns to action on Saturday, when it faces a top-10 opponent for the second game in a row. The Bullets will take on No. 2 SUNY Cortland at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, N.Y.