Women's Lacrosse: Potsdam Gains First Win; Clarkson Falls

Morrisville Spoils SUNY Canton Season Opener With 17-6 Final

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SUNY Potsdam’s Casey Boulio (6) winds up before firing a shot on goal, but his attempt was saved by SUNY Canton goalkeeper Corey Spuck (13). The Bears came out strong and maintained control throughout the majority of the first half. SUNY Potsdam scored the first eight goals, en route to a 17-5 win.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

April 1: The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team put together a dominant team performance as 11 different players scored including six players with at least two goals in downing SUNY Canton 17-5 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night at Maxcy Turf Field.  It was the teams' first regular season meeting since April 1977. Sophomore attacker Ed Doherty (Amherst, N.Y. / Amherst), senior attacker Rob Kunz (Watertown, N.Y. / IHC), freshman attacker Joe Hayes (Black River, N.Y. / Carthage), sophomore midfielder Pat Bonafede (Churchville, N.Y. / Churchville-Chili), freshman attacker Berkley Stone (Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand), and freshman attacker Ryan Conway (Queensbury, N.Y. / Queensbury) all tallied two goals for the Bears.  Potsdam held a robust edge in most phases of the game by earning decisive 51-22 shots advantage, and a plus 17 margin on groundballs (48-31).  The Bears committed 12 fewer turnovers than Canton (27-15) and also made good on all 23 of its clears.  The Bears started quickly from the onset.  In the opening quarter, five different Potsdam players scored as the Bears outshot the Kangaroos 15-3 and controlled possession for the majority of time.  Doherty scored from Ryan McConnell (Syracuse, N.Y. / West Genesee) at 12:55 in the first quarter.  Freshman Matt Moran (Watertown, N.Y. / IHC) followed with a goal from Kunz at 9:07. From there, Hayes increased the lead when he ripped a goal from Kunz.  Bonafede scored from Kunz and Stone got in on the scoring act to make it a 5-0 Potsdam lead with a helper from Bonafede. The Bears (5-3) didn't let up much in the second quarter as it added four more goals.  Bonafede struck in the opening 2:41 of the quarter.  Kunz, the Bears' leading scorer, got on the board at 9:41 with a quick whip of his crosse and then added another unassisted goal at 6:22.  He finished with five points on the night for a team-leading 26 points.  Junior midfielder Taylor Caswell got the 'Roos on the board at 4:59 in the second quarter when the ball trickled on through after being deflected off Bears goalie Ryan Duffy's foot. Senior tri-captain Derek Frost (Buffalo, N.Y. / Williamsville East) had a welcomed return to the team after a two-game absence when he scored unassisted at 3:45.  Canton (3-4) was able to start off the third quarter on a positive note by getting the first two scores of the half by freshmen Kyler Wilbur and Cam Carter to cut the deficit to 9-3. However, the Bears answered back with markers by Doherty, Conway, Hayes and Matt Kennedy to push it to a 10-goal advantage.    In the fourth quarter, Stone fired another goal in the top half of the cage.  The Bears received late tallies form Conway, freshman Casey Boulio (Carthage, N.Y. / Carthage) and freshman Michael Roukous (Dexter, N.Y. / General Brown). The Roos got markers from junior Garrett DiTullio and senior Tanner Pratt.    Potsdam will next host Castleton State on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a nonconference tilt.

SUNY Potsdam’s Derek Frost (11) rips a shot on goal that is blocked by Clarkson goalie Harrison Washuta (1).  Clarkson took a 2-0 lead before the Bears scored three times to take a 3-2 lead to end the first. Clarkson struck back quickly with three goals, en route to a 9-8 win. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Mar 29: Facing the No. 9 ranked team in the country can certainly come with its challenges. And, for a half, the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team met many of those challenges by playing right with the traditionally-strong Red Dragons, who reached the NCAA Division III Final Four just a season ago.  The second half was a different story though as Cortland ramped up its offensive arsenal and made the most of Potsdam turnovers on its way to a 15-3 victory Saturday at Maxcy Turf Field in each team's SUNYAC conference opener.  It started out positive for the Bears (4-3 overall, 0-1 SUNYAC) as Potsdam was able to effectively work the ball around the field and use a ball-controlled offense to its advantage.  Sophomore midfielder Pat Bonafede (Churchville, N.Y. / Churchville-Chili) picked up where he left off from his career-high three-goal outing against Utica College on Thursday with a goal on a crossing pass from junior Jon Woodworth (Carthage, N.Y. / Carthage) to help Potsdam strike first.    Cortland's Zach Hopps began his five-goal day when he scored unassisted with a double move to tie at 1-1 with 3:33 left in the first quarter.  Hopps had been Cortland's main threat in the playoff meeting between the schools last May when his six-point outing lead to a 15-6 victory in the SUNYAC quarterfinals.  The Red Dragons (6-3 overall, 1-0 SUNYAC) needed just 21 seconds into the second quarter to take its first lead when Cortland earned a draw control and quickly got down the field.  Junior attacker Benjamin Dunlavey scored from the near side about five yards away from the net on a feed from Hopps.   Coming across to his left side, Woodworth evened the score at 2-2 unassisted with 12:16 left.  But, as the half wore on, the Red Dragons were able to execute more ball control within their offense and reclaimed the lead on a goal by senior midfielder Mike Cummings at 10:47.  Hopps added another goal two minutes and one second later and proceeded to notch his third score of the afternoon with 40 seconds remaining in the half to extend the lead to 5-2.  The second half belonged to Cortland as the Red Dragons extended their lead to 8-2 at the end of the third quarter.  Senior Nate Garbarino pushed the lead to 6-2 after a man up advantage had just expired for the Bears.  Hopps' unassisted goal at 3:42 and Cummings' net finder on an assist from Mike Hart came with 1:17 left.  In the fourth quarter, the Red Dragons asserted even more control by winning draw controls and implementing their quick-strike offense.  Cortland won 18-of-22 face offs and was able to create opportunities from Potsdam's 19 turnovers. Connor Johnston, Hopps, Connor Scavone, Cummings, McLaren Brady, Zach Brownlee and Austin Brady all tallied scores in the final stanza to balloon the lead to 15-2.


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While facing heavy pressure, SUNY Potsdam’s Berkley Stone attempts to split between SUNY Canton defenders Zack Opiela (28) and Kristian Daley (26) from Canton, NY. Potsdam racked up the first eight goals, then cruised to a 17-5 win over Canton.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Mar. 24: Freshman Dylan Dix (Rochester, NY) made the most of his first career start stopping 26 shots on the day but it was not enough as visiting Morrisville State College cruised to a 14-2 victory on a chilly Monday afternoon in Canton. Dix's 26 saves are the most by any Roo goalie in at least the last three seasons. The previous high was set last Wednesday when Corey Spuck (Rochester, NY) made 21 stops against Medaille. Morrisville State opened the game scoring the contest's first three goals. SUNY Canton got on the board with just eight seconds left in the first quarter as Taylor Caswell (Potsdam, NY) slotted his fifth of the season past Mustang net minder Chris Fiore to make it 3-1 after one. The visitors controlled the second frame outscoring SUNY Canton 5-0 to take a commanding 8-1 lead into break. Eight different players scored in the first half for Morrisville. Chris Gamble (Carthage, NY) posted his 12th goal of the season early in the third quarter to get the Roos within 9-2 but the hosts would go scoreless the rest of the game as Morrisville State claimed the 14-2 victory. The Mustangs controlled shots on goal (40-13) and ground balls (63-36). Andrew Bowes caused four turnovers and picked up four ground balls on Monday. Dix made 26 stops for the Roos in his first start of the season, while Fiore and Tyler Catalfano each played a half for Morrisville combining to turn aside 11 shots. Andrew Bowes (Irondequoit, NY) had a strong game defensively leading SUNY Canton with four caused turnovers and four ground balls, while Devin Gruneisen (Potsdam, NY) scooped up a team-high five ground balls. Tony Carden (Franklin, MA) also chipped in forcing three turnovers.

SUNY Canton’s Ryan Cardiff (2) makes a strong move around a Lyndon State defender. In Saturdays game, Lyndon State struck first, but SUNY Canton answered with eight straight goals. Tanner Pratt (Canton), Jack Keenan (Brasher Falls) and Taylor Caswell (Potsdam) each contributed two goals in a 22-3 Roos win. (Alex Brock photo)  Game Gallery

Trevor Wight (11) takes a shot in Saturdays lacrosse game while being challenged by a Lyndon defender.

Mar. 22: Host Bard College used five unanswered goals in the third and fourth quarters to get past the SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team in a hard-fought contest Saturday afternoon.  The Raptors (4-0) scored the first two goals of the contest but with 6:11 left in the first the Roos got on the board as Garrett DiTullio (Potsdam, NY) fed Taylor Caswell (Potsdam, NY) for his third score of the season. Bard would add another but DiTullio set up a Cam Carter (Colonie, NY) goal to make it 3-2 in favor of the hosts after one.   After setting up a pair of first quarter scores DiTullio came up on the receiving end just eight seconds into the second when he took a pass from Jack Keenan (Brasher Falls, NY) and beat Raptor goalie John Henry Glascock to make it 3-3. Caswell and Jason Thompson (Massena, NY) netted the next two tallies for the Roos as the score moved to 5-5 with seven minutes left in the first half. DJ Peters scored his third consecutive goal to give the Raptors a 6-5 lead at intermission.   Ryan Cardiff (Albany, NY) found the back of the cage for the third time this season in the opening minutes of the third period but Bard took control scoring the contest's next five goals leading to the 12-7 victory.   Corey Spuck (Rochester, NY) stopped six shots in the start while Dylan Dix (Rochester, NY) replaced him making seven saves over the final 13 minutes. Glascock turned aside 16 shots in the win for Bard.   DiTullio paced the Roos with one goal and three assists, while Caswell scored twice and registered a team-high six ground balls. Seven different players caused a turnover for the SUNY Canton defense.  

CLARKSON men's balanced attack edges oswego 11-9

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Clarkson’s Ryan St. Croix (7) snipes a long-distance score past SUNY Potsdam goalkeeper Ryan Duffy (30) for the second goal of the game. Clarkson took a 2-0 lead before the Bears scored three quick markers to take a 3-2 lead to end the first. Clarkson struck back quickly with three goals, en route to a 9-8 win.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Apr. 1: Balanced scoring guided the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team by the Oswego State Lakers 11-9 on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Knights improved to 5-3 on the season and will next host Liberty League foe Union College on Saturday at 12:00 at Hantz Turf Field. The Lakers fall to 4-3 on the season. Freshman Ryan DaRin (Manlius, NY) took a pass from junior Mark Nortz (Lowville, NY) and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 8:49 to play in the fourth quarter. The score game after Oswego scored four goals over a six-minute stretch between the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 9-9. The Lakers got on the scoreboard first just over a minute into the game, but the Knights responded three straight goals to take the 3-1 lead after the first quarter. Junior Matthew Gold (Pittsford, NY) scored the first two goals for Clarkson, and classmate Tyler Tomeny (Marcellus, NY) added a goal with less than two minutes to play in the quarter to extend the lead. Nortz would add to the lead for the Green and Gold minutes into the second quarter, and junior Robert Linder (Marcellus, NY) and senior James Wright (Cazenovia, NY) would also score before halftime. The Lakers would strike three times in the second, but Clarkson would take the 6-4 lead into the half. Junior goalkeeper Harrison Washuta (Maple Grove, MN) recorded four saves in the first 30 minutes. Linder would continue the scoring trend just over a minute into the third quarter with an assist from freshman Ryan St. Croix (Camillus, NY), and Nortz would stretch the Clarkson lead to 8-4 with his second goal of the game with six minutes remaining in the third. An Oswego goal would cut the lead to 8-5 but junior Jack Dowst (Weare, NH) scored to put the Knights ahead 9-5. The Lakers would score three times over the final 3:15 to cut the lead to 9-8, including a goal with six seconds remaining, after three periods. Another Oswego goal would tie the game, but DaRin would give the Knights the lead for good and Wright would add another goal 34 seconds later to put Clarkson ahead 11-9. Washuta surrendered five goals in three periods and recorded seven saves to pick up the victory. Oswego dominated the draw, winning 19 of 23 in the game, but 22 turnovers by the Lakers proved too much to overcome.

Mar 29: An early four-goal lead was not enough for the Clarkson University Lacrosse team to hold off Rensselaer in Liberty League action at Hantz Turf Field on Saturday afternoon as the Engineers scored the game's final four goals to pull out a 9-8 overtime victory on the road. The Golden Knights, led by a balanced offensive effort with two goals each by juniors Jack Dowst (Weare, NH) and Matt Gold (Pittsford, NY) and freshman Ryan St. Croix (Camillus, NY), controlled the play early against Rensselaer. Juniors Corey Herrington (Camillus, NY) and Mark Nortz (Lowville, NY) added one goal apiece. The Green and Gold jumped out to a 2-0 first-quarter lead on goals by Ryan St. Croix and Dowst midway through the period and built the margin to 4-0 on early second-quarter goals by Gold and Dowst. Rensselaer got on the scoreboard with a goal by Liam Mennig with 8:05 remaining in the quarter. The Knights and Engineers traded two goals apiece later in the first half to close out the opening 45 minutes with Clarkson holding a 6-3 advantage. RPI and Clarkson both scored twice in the third quarter to keep it a three-goal game through 45 minutes with the Knights holding the 8-5 lead. Scott Grow started the final four-goal burst for Rensselaer with 11:38 left in the fourth. RPI then tied the game with two late goals in the quarter. Casey Colligan pulled the visitors within one with 1:55 remaining in regulation and goaltender Alex Castronovo tied the game with just 11 seconds left in the fourth with an underhand shot from 15 yards out. Aaron Shavel completed the comeback with the game winner on a hard low shot from 25 yards out at 1:12 of sudden-victory overtime for his game-high third goal of the day. Both teams had 35 shots, while Rensselaer held a slight 26-25 advantage in ground balls. Castronovo made 14 saves along with scoring the tying goal to record the victory in the Engineer's goal. Junior Harrison Washuta (Maple Grove, MN) finished with 13 stops for Clarkson. Rensselaer, which was not called for a penalty in the game, made the most of its man-up opportunities, going 2-of-2 with the extra man as Shavel scored both goals. Sophomore Ben Paprocki (Baldwinsville, NY) scooped up four ground balls for the Knights. Clarkson is at 4-3 overall and 0-2 in the Liberty League.

ST. LAWRENCE MEN fall in close battle with union 13-10

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St. Lawrence University’s Caleb Kane (33) tries to poke the ball from SUNY Geneseo’s Steve Aziz (2). The nationally-ranked #16 Saints jumped out to a 5-1 lead at the half, but would have to hang on for an 8-7 non-conference win. Goalie Nick Ford kicked aside a shot in the final seconds to preserve the home win.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence University’s Ryan Brigham (3) gains control of the faceoff against SUNY Geneseo. St. Lawrence was led by Marc Perron’s two goals, while Nick Ford turned in 12 saves.

Mar 29: The nationally-ranked No. 16 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team owned a 7-4 halftime lead in Schenectady, NY over No. 11 Union College on Saturday.  However, the Dutchmen responded with a six-goal third quarter en route to a 13-10 victory over the Saints.  Rookie attackman Conor Healey scored a game-high four goals for St. Lawrence (5-2, 1-1), while goaltender Nick Ford made 14 saves.  Union (7-1, 1-0) had four players score two goals as the Dutchmen finished with a 43-35 advantage in shots and a 36-26 edge in ground balls.  Stefan Basile made nine saves for the home team to earn the win. "Union deserved that win today.  It was a game of runs and unfortunately we didn't have the answer to their big third quarter," said St. Lawrence head coach Mike Mahoney.  "We will regroup and get ready for the second half of the season." Jeremy Vautour opened the scoring only 2:27 into the first quarter for a 1-0 St. Lawrence lead, but Union's defense stiffened and didn't allow another goal in the frame.  The defensive effort allowed the Dutchmen to rattle off four consecutive goals over the first and second quarters to build a 4-1 lead.  After Paul Alberti and Adam Rosenthal gave Union a 2-1 lead after one, Nick Wright and Alberti opened the second quarter scoring for the 4-1 lead. St. Lawrence would respond with one of its most impressive runs of the season, scoring six goals in a span of 9:20 to take a 7-4 lead into halftime.  Healey scored three straight goals in 5:45 to tie the score at 4-4, while Luke DiLisio and Pierson Fowler tallied back-to-back goals only 47 seconds apart for a 6-4 lead.  Charlie Duprey's goal with 1:27 left capped the first half scoring to put the Saints ahead 7-4. Union regrouped at the break and flexed its muscle in the third quarter with six straight goals to reclaim the lead at 10-7.  Despite trailing 7-6 with 4:00 minutes left, the Dutchmen scored four times in the final minutes to swing all of the momentum in their favor.  Jake Quinn tied it at 7-7 with 3:53 left in the quarter, while Rosenthal put the home team back on top 8-7 minutes later.  Gregory and Tyler Stanton then delivered the daggers with goals only 12 seconds apart with under 30 seconds to play in the period for a 10-7 lead. Needing a run in the fourth quarter, the Saints were unable to put one together as the Dutchmen answered each time St. Lawrence pulled one closer.  Healey, Jennings and Tommy Hovey each scored goals in the period, but Union also tallied three goals to secure the 13-10 victory. St. Lawrence will look to bounce back on Wednesday, April 2 when the team heads to Plattsburgh State for a non-conference game against the Cardinals at 5:00pm.

Mar. 25: The nationally-ranked No. 16 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team was able to hang on for an 8-7 non-conference victory over SUNY Geneseo on Tuesday afternoon in Canton, NY.  The Saints saw a five goal lead slip away, but goalie Nick Ford kicked aside a shot in the final seconds to preserve the home win as the Scarlet and Brown improve to 5-1 on the season. St. Lawrence was led by Marc Perroni's two goals, while Ford turned in 12 saves to earn the victory.  The defense was anchored by rookie Caleb Kane, who had a game-high five caused turnovers while adding four ground balls.  Geneseo's Adam Perri made 14 saves to keep the visitors in the game despite being outshot 19-6 in the first half.  Joe Chiara had a hat trick for the Knights, who fall to 2-3 on the year, while Kyle Kerrigan had a game-high seven ground balls. "I thought early on, we executed well on both ends of the field.  We were able to get to a lot of loose balls that gave us possession time, but their goalie made some excellent saves," said Saints head coach Mike Mahoney.  "Once they made a push, Nick (Ford) made some big saves at key moments to seal it.  It's a good learning experience for our guys and can help us going into a big conference game this weekend." St. Lawrence finished with a 34-29 advantage in shots despite Geneseo owning a 14-3 edge in the fourth quarter.  The Saints also held a 40-30 lead in ground balls and controlled the special teams play, finishing 2-of-3 on man-up while keeping the Knights scoreless on two man-up tries. The Saints dominated the possession throughout the first quarter, but only came away with a 2-0 lead.  Tommy Hovey's man-up goal opened the scoring at 5:22, while Pierson Fowler followed with an unassisted goal minutes later.  Though the home team had other good looks, Perri was able to keep the Knights in the game despite his team struggling with turnovers. Perroni's first of the game opened the second quarter scoring for a 3-0 lead, and despite Geneseo cracking the scoreboard midway through the period on a goal by Steve Cregan, the team went to intermission with a 5-1 advantage.  Perroni made it 4-1 with 3:52 left in the quarter, while Charlie Jennings followed only 40 seconds later for the four-goal edge. Alec Dietsch made it 6-1 early in the third quarter and the Saints seemed to have the game well in hand.  Cregan and Chiara answered to pull the visitors within three at 6-3, but the first collegiate goal by long stick middie Jamie Dowell off the ensuing faceoff seemed to head off the Knights' momentum.  Unfortunately for St. Lawrence, Cregan would set up a crucial goal for Sam Thompson that came with .7 seconds remaining in the third that gave Geneseo life heading into the fourth quarter. Thompson's goal kick-started a three-goal run, with tallies from Chiara and Steve Aziz that pulled the Knights within one at 7-6 with 7:40 to play.  Jeremy Vautour's rebound goal with 3:17 to play gave the Saints a bit of breathing room up 8-6, but Chiara answered with 1:30 to play in regulation to make it an 8-7 game. St. Lawrence had possession following the face-off, but Geneseo was able to create a turnovers behind its own goal.  After a successful clear with under a minute to play, the Knights created a shot for Zach Yehl in front, but Ford kicked his shot aside, allowing the clock to run out on a narrow one-goal victory. The Saints will resume Liberty League play on Saturday, March 29 when the team travels to Schenectady, NY for a battle with fellow nationally-ranked foe No. 11 Union College at noon.

St. Lawrence University's Jack Roberts defends Union’s Rob antangelo (44) during the second quarter of Saturday’s game. Santangelo set up Jonathan Andrews for the game's first goal, but Saints gained a signature win in defeating nationally-ranked Union College 4-3. Mac Johnson scored the game-winner.
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St. Lawrence’s Garrett Gagne (28) attempts a wraparound shot on Middlebury college’s goalie Nate Gaudio (11). St. Lawrence couldn’t stop #14-ranked Middlebury’s offensive attack in the second half in falling 11-4. Jeremy Vautour netted a hat trick for the Saints, while senior Tucker Garfield added a goal and an assist.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


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SUNY Plattsburgh’s Tim Lawrence (1) fires a shot past SUNY Potsdam goalie Mike Quinlan (14) for a goal in the 2nd period. Plattsburgh beat Potsdam 14-9, dealing the Bears a serious blow to post-season hopes with only two games left in the season.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Mar. 22: Thanks largely to the efforts of Brendan Damm, Tom Duggan and James read, the Plattsburgh State lacrosse team was able to close out its 2014 spring break trip on a high note as the squad secured an 11-7 triumph at the University of Scranton on Saturday afternoon. Plattsburgh State rises to 6-2 while the University of Scranton slips to 5-3 in 2014. A strong second half defensive effort was made up a large ingredient of the Cardinals' recipe for success as Plattsburgh State limited the Pennsylvania institution to just one goal through the final 30 minutes. The first half of the non-conference clash on Fitzpatrick Field, however, belonged to the home-standing Royals. Even-strength scores from Gus Sturm, Michael Bernier and Will Mahle put the home squad on top 3-1 after the first 15 minutes of action. Damm pumped in an unassisted marker with 6:38 remaining in the frame to prevent the Royals from holding an offensive monopoly. A trio of Cardinals helped Plattsburgh State hit the comeback trail in the second period, beginning with Damm's man-up rip with 7:18 to go in the first half. D in his first tally of the tilt before a score from Joe Eiseman a mere 15 seconds later gave Plattsburgh State its first lead of the tilt, 4-3. Sturm wasn't finished for the Royals, though, as he tallied two of Scranton's consecutive goals to push the home team's edge to 6-4. Duggan cut the Plattsburgh State deficit to just one when his shot with 30 seconds remaining in the initial half found its way past Scranton netminder Nicholas McKaba. Man-up scores by Damm and Read in the third period ensured the Cardinals would never trail again. Matt Tibbets knotted matters at seven each in the opening minute of the final period, but the Cardinals amassed four scores during the final 7:15 of regulation to earn the win. Robbie Ashlaw began the Cardinals' fourth-period scoring blitz with what would hold up to be the game-winner before Duggan added a pair between Damm's fourth of the tilt. Damm wrapped up another impressive performance with four goals and an assist while Duggan added a trio of goals as well as a helper. Read scored twice and Matt Renko doled out a game-high two assists. Sturm's three goals led the way for Scranton. Each squad took 34 shots and also put up equal numbers in shots on goal (18). Scranton held advantage in both ground balls (46-40) and faceoffs won (14-7). Andrew Hauk made 11 saves in net for Plattsburgh, improving to 6-2 on the season. McKaba stopped seven shots for the Royals. Plattsburgh State makes its return to the North Country to take on Clarkson University on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Mar. 19: A hat trick from sophomore Brendan Damm and another four points by Robbie Ashlaw were not enough to propel the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team to a win as the Cardinals dropped an 8-7 non-conference decision to Connecticut College at Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday afternoon. The Camels' Tyler Hagerty scored a game-high four goals - the last of which proved to be the game winner - to lead Conn. College to the win.   It is just the second setback of the 2014 campaign for the Cardinals, who drop to 5-2. Connecticut College sees its record rise to 4-2 thanks to the Camels' second one-goal triumph of the season. Reigning SUNYAC Player of the Week Brendan Damm opened the scoring by pumping in his conference-leading 14th goal of the season 7:28 into the first period. The sophomore was on the receiving end of a quick pass from James Read who notched his second assist of 2014. With 2:24 to go in the opening frame, Hegerty slung in the equalizer for the Camels by firing a hard shot past defending SUNYAC Goalie of the Week Andrew Hauk from inside the circle. Pressing their attack to begin the second period, the Cardinals were rewarded with a pair of goals in the first two minutes of the frame. Just 36 seconds had elapsed before Robbie Ashlaw found James Higgins for Plattsburgh State's second score of the tilt. Ashlaw netted his only goal of the contest when his man-up marker from inside the circle beat Bobby Bleistein to make matters 3-1. Plattsburgh State's largest lead of the game didn't last long, however, as Chad Sawyer ripped a pair of goals past Hauk to deadlock the score at three each at the halftime break. Tom Duggan handed the Cardinals their final lead of the game when his eight score of the season made it a 4-3 game near the halfway points of the third period. In a 41-second span, the Camels were able to secure their first lead of the non-conference bout when Thomas Woessner and Hegerty each launched a man-up goal past Hauk. With 1:42 to go in the third, Damm wound up and blasted his second score of the game past Bleistein to produce the final tie score of the game, 5-5, before the fourth period got underway. The Camels scored a trio of unanswered goals in the first 7:22 of the final period to take an 8-5 lead, but Damm retaliated with his third of the game before Read added another even-strength score to pull the Plattsburgh State within 8-7 with 2:53 to go. Through the final stretch, the Cardinals got off a trio of shots, but couldn't get the equalizer to the back of the Connecticut College net. Hauk (5-2) made five saves in the loss while Bleistien stopped nine shots for the Camels. The Cardinals held a slim 31-29 edge in shots and won 10-of-18 face-offs. Connecticut College finished 2-for-7 on man-up opportunities while Plattsburgh State was 1-for-3. Joe Eiseman gathered up a game-high five ground balls for the Cardinals and won 10 of his 17 face-off opportunities.

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Mike Sapone (29) of Saranac Lake, NY gets off a point-blank shot that was saved by Clarkson netminder Ryan Cole (15).  (Eric Foote photo)   Game Gallery

NCSN College Lacrosse Scoreboard


Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 14, Eastern 9
Utica 12, Clarkson 10



Men's Lacrosse
Middlebury 10, SUNY Plattsburgh 6



Women's Lacrosse
St. Josephs-LI 10, SUNY Potsdam 9



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Geneseo 11, Clarkson 7



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Morrisville 17, SUNY Canton 6



Men's Lacrosse
RPI 12, SUNY Plattsburgh 8




ECAC Women's Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals
Lebanon Valley 20, SUNY Canton 11


FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse - Liberty League Semifinal
RIT 19, St. Lawrence University 9



Men’s Lacrosse - SUNYAC Semifinals
SUNY Plattsburgh 11, SUNY Potsdam 6



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Geneseo 7, SUNY Potsdam 6
Clarkson 14, Vassar 7
SUNY Plattsburgh 18, SUNY Brockport 11
RIT 19, St. Lawrence University 12
Women’s Lacrosse
Buffalo 15, SUNY Potsdam 7
RPI 18, Clarkson 3


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse
Keuka 23, SUNY Canton 10
Women’s Lacrosse
Skidmore 10, Clarkson 9
RPI 18, St. Lawrence University 4



Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 20, Wells College 6



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 10, SUNY Oswego 6
SUNY Plattsburgh 22, SUNY Oneonta 4



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 15, Wells College 9
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Cortland 18, SUNY Potsdam 5



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 13, SUNYIT 7
RPI 11, St. Lawrence University 10
Clarkson 7, Bard 4
SUNY Potsdam 12, SUNY Oneonta 10
Women’s Lacrosse
Vassar 7, St. Lawrence University 5
Clarkson 18, Bard 6
SUNY Potsdam 12, SUNY Fredonia 11 (OT)


FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 9, Clarkson 7
Women’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 21, Bard 4
Vassar 18, Clarkson 11



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Oswego 21, SUNY Canton 6
St. Lawrence University 10, SUNY Potsdam 5
Women’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 10, Clarkson 8
SUNY Oswego 13, SUNY Potsdam 6
SUNY Canton 15, SUNYIT 5



Men’s Lacrosse
RPI 11, SUNY Plattsburgh 10


SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton at Johnson State, postponed
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 14, Elmira 13



Men’s Lacrosse
Skidmore 11, Clarkson 9
SUNY Potsdam 10, College at SUNY Brockport 8
SUNY Plattsburgh 16, SUNY Oswego 11
Cazenovia 16, SUNY Canton 12
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 20, Colby-Sawyer 5
SUNY Geneseo 19, SUNY Potsdam 9


FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Oswego 14, Clarkson 5
SUNY Geneseo 11, St. Lawrence University 7



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 13, Clarkson 7
SUNY Potsdam 8, SUNY Plattsburgh 7
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 19, SUNY Morrisville 15



Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 13, Clarkson 11
SUNY Oneonta 11, SUNY Potsdam 10



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 13, Vassar 8
Neumann 19, SUNY Canton 6
SUNY Potsdam 16, Castleton State 4
SUNY Cortland 11, SUNY Plattsburgh 10
Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 8, Rochester 5
Clarkson 9, RIT 4
SUNY Brockport 19, SUNY Potsdam 11



Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 11, RIT 9
Rochester 8, Clarkson 4



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 16, St. Lawrence University 12
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 17, Green Mountain College 2



Men’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 11, SUNY Oswego 9
SUNY Potsdam 17, SUNY Canton 5
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY New Paltz 15, SUNY Potsdam 14 (OT)



Men’s Lacrosse
Union 13, St. Lawrence University 10
RPI 9, Clarkson 8 (OT)
SUNY Cortland 15, SUNY Potsdam 3
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 21, Cazenovia 4
William Smith 12, Clarkson 7
Union 17, St. Lawrence University 12
SUNY Plattsburgh 12, SUNY Geneseo 11


FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse
Union 15, Clarkson 4
William Smith 8, St. Lawrence University 6



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 11, Utica College 8
Women’s Lacrosse

RIT 13, SUNY Potsdam 12
SUNY Oswego 9, SUNY Canton 8



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 8, SUNY Geneseo 7
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 16, Concordia University 11


MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Morrisville 14, SUNY Canton 2



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 9, Skidmore 6
Bard 12, SUNY Canton 7
Kean 7, SUNY Potsdam 5
RIT 18, Clarkson 8
SUNY Plattsburgh 11, Scranton 7
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 18, Medaille 6


FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 10, SUNY Canton 8



Women’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 12, SUNY Potsdam 7
Clarkson 17, University of St. Joseph 0



Men’s Lacrosse
Connecticut College 8, SUNY Plattsburgh 7
SUNY Potsdam 5, SUNY Morrisville 3
SUNY Canton 13, Medaille 12
Clarkson 12, Wesleyan University 9



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 14, Middlebury 7
Women's Lacrosse
Clarkson University 15, UMass Dartmouth 7



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 22, Lyndon State 3
SUNY Plattsburgh 9, Haverford 7
Clarkson 9, SUNY Geneseo 8


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Fredonia 12, St. Lawrence University 7
SUNY Canton 19, Houghton 6
SUNY Potsdam at SUNY Morrisville, ppd. to 4/9



Men’s Lacrosse
Ithaca 7, St. Lawrence University 6
Women’s Lacrosse
Washington College 17, St. Lawrence University 10
Wilkes University 18, SUNY Canton 11



Men’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 9, SUNY Potsdam 8
SUNY Plattsburgh 13, SUNY Morrisville 7
Women’s Lacrosse
Keuka College 11, SUNY Canton 9
Utica College 13, Clarkson 11



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 16, Alfred State 11
SUNY Plattsburgh 15, Western Connecticut State 8



Men's Lacrosse
Clarkson 12, SUNY Brockport 7
St. Lawrence University 10, Nazareth 9
SUNY Potsdam 21, Alfred State 1
Castleton State 11, SUNY Canton 3
Women's Lacrosse
Clarkson 10, Keuka 8
Utica College 7, SUNY Potsdam 6



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 8, Kean 5
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 10, Clarkson 8
SUNY Brockport 14, St. Lawrence University 6



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Cortland 12, Clarkson 3
SUNY Oswego at St. Lawrence University, ppd.
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton at Keuka, postponed



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 8, Skidmore 7 (OT)
St. Lawrence University 15, Babson 4
SUNY Morrisville at SUNY Canton, postponed



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 17, Norwich 3



SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

Men's Liberty League Championship
RIT 10, Clarkson 9 (OT)



Women's Liberty League Championship
RPI 14, St. Lawrence University 5


FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

Men's Liberty League Semifinals
Clarkson 7, St. Lawrence University 5 (semifinal)
Women's Liberty League Semifinals
St. Lawrence University 12, William Smith 11 (semi)



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 20, Lyndon State 4

SUNYAC Men's Tournament
SUNY Cortland 16, SUNY Potsdam 5 (semifinal)
SUNY Plattsburgh 15, SUNY Brockport 7 (semifinal)



Men’s Lacrosse
RIT 9, St. Lawrence University 8
Clarkson 16, Vassar 7
SUNY Plattsburgh 14, SUNY Geneseo 5
SUNY Oswego 15, SUNY Canton 10
SUNY Cortland 10, SUNY Potsdam 5
Women’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 12, Rochester 5
Buffalo State 12, SUNY Potsdam 11 (OT)
RIT 17, Clarkson 16


FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

St. Lawrence University 18, RIT 13
 Clarkson 13, Rochester 12



Roberts Wesleyan 15, SUNY Canton 11



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 15, SUNY Potsdam 9



Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Cortland 22, SUNY Potsdam 3


SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013

Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 17, Johnson State 4
Women's Lacrosse
Colby-Sawyer 15, SUNY Canton 12



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 12, RPI 3
SUNY Cortland 12, Clarkson 6
Castleton State 18, SUNY Canton 5
SUNY Potsdam 11, SUNY Geneseo 10
SUNY Plattsburgh 9,SUNY Brockport 5
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Fredonia 18, SUNY Potsdam 4



Women's Lacrosse
Clarkson University 13, SUNY Oswego 8



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 10, SUNY Potsdam 4
Women's Lacrosse
Clarkson 17 SUNY Canton 9
SUNY Oswego 15, SUNY Potsdam 9


SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013

Men's Lacrosse
Clarkson 15, Skidmore 8
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 17, Green Mountain College 8



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Oneonta 5, SUNY Potsdam 4
SUNY Canton at Lyndon State, postponed to 5/2
Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 11, Union 10
William Smith 17, Clarkson 6
SUNY Geneseo 18, SUNY Potsdam 3


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 8, William Smith 7
Union College 16, Clarkson University 14



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 10, Clarkson University 3
SUNY Plattsburgh 16, SUNY Oneonta 6
SUNY Potsdam 11, SUNY Oswego 10 (OT)
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton at Wilkes University, canc., lightning



Women's  Lacrosse
SUNY Oneonta 16, SUNY Potsdam 10
Bard 16, SUNY Canton 13



Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 18, SUNY Canton 7



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 11, Vassar 3
SUNY Plattsburgh 11 SUNY Oswego 10 (OT)
SUNY Brockport 10, SUNY Potsdam 9 (OT)
Clarkson University 8, Union 6
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Brockport 21, SUNY Potsdam 5
Vassar 13, St. Lawrence University 9
Clarkson University 17, Bard 10



Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 16, Bard College 5
Clarkson 14, Vassar 12 (OT)


Men’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 13, SUNY Oswego 12
Mount St. Mary's 17, SUNY Canton 6
St. Lawrence University 11, SUNY Plattsburgh 8



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 4, Union College 3
SUNY Potsdam 11, Castleton State 8
Clarkson 8, Rensselaer 7
SUNY Cortland 15, SUNY Plattsburgh 12
SUNY Canton 13, SUNYIT 12 (2OT)
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 18, SUNY Morrisville 5
RPI 16, Clarkson 5
St. Lawrence University 15, Skidmore 10


FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

Women's Lacrosse
RPI 7, St. Lawrence University 6 (OT)
Clarkson 16, Skidmore 12
SUNY Canton 19, SUNY Morrisville 12



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 8, Clarkson 7
Kean University 11, SUNY Potsdam 10
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 17, SUNYIT 8



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 9, SUNY Geneseo 7
Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Geneseo 16, St. Lawrence University 7
SUNY Potsdam 16, Southern Maine 15


MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Oswego 16, SUNY Canton 7



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 9, Skidmore 8
RIT 11, Clarkson 6
SUNY Canton 17, Wells College 3
SUNY Potsdam 7,Utica College 6
Univ. of Mary Washington 12, SUNY Plattsburgh 8
Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 16, Wells College 9


FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Women’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 16, SUNY Potsdam 8



Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Cortland 15, St. Lawrence University 5
Clarkson 11, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6



Men’s Lacrosse
Middlebury 11, St. Lawrence University 4
SUNY Plattsburgh 7, Connecticut College 5
Clarkson vs. Adrian College, canceled
Women’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 8, Washington & Jefferson College 5
Robert Wesleyan at SUNY Canton, postponed


SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013

Men’s Lacrosse
Mitchell College 12, SUNY Canton 1
Women’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 13, Keuka College 3
SUNY Canton 8, Cazenovia 7



Men’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 9 SUNY Geneseo 3
SUNY Potsdam 14, Hartwick 5
SUNY Canton 9, Regis College 7
SUNY Plattsburgh 18, Western Connecticut 2
Women’s Lacrosse
Keuka College 12, SUNY Canton 7


FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Women’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 12, Utica 11 (3OT)



Women’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 18, Becker 2
SUNY Canton at SUNY Potsdam, postponed, cold



Men's Lacrosse
Clarkson 8, SUNY Potsdam 7
SUNY Plattsburgh 17, SUNY Morrisville 1
Bowdoin 9, St. Lawrence University 6
Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 11, Keene State 6


MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 20, Ohio Wesleyan 9


SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

Men's Lacrosse
Nazareth 12, St. Lawrence University 9
Women's Lacrosse
Elmira 21, SUNY Canton 8



Men’s Lacrosse
SUNY Potsdam 10, SUNY Morrisville 4
Clarkson 5, SUNY Brockport 4
Women’s Lacrosse
Utica College 11, SUNY Potsdam 7



Women’s Lacrosse
SUNY Brockport 9, St. Lawrence University 8



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 10, Adrian 7
Nazareth 10, Clarkson 7
Cazenovia 9, SUNY Canton 8
SUNY Plattsburgh 14, Norwich 3
Women’s Lacrosse
Clarkson 15, SUNY Potsdam 9



Men’s Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 11, Haverford 5
Medaille 13, SUNY Canton 9
SUNY Potsdam at Ithaca College, ppd. weather



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 16, Farmingdale State 6



Men's Lacrosse
Clarkson 13, St. John Fisher 9




FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

Liberty League Men's Semifinals
Union College 10, St. Lawrence University 9
RIT-Rochester 12, Clarkson University 4



SUNYAC Men's Conference Semifinals
SUNY Geneseo 7, SUNY Plattsburgh 5


TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

Women's Lacrosse
St. John Fisher 15, St. Lawrence University 8



Men's Lacrosse
#7) RIT 15, (#17) St. Lawrence University 5
2) SUNY Cortland 16, SUNY Potsdam 8
SUNY Geneseo 16, SUNY Plattsburgh 10
Clarkson University 13, Vassar College 5
Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 18, Bard 3
Clarkson University 13, Vassar College 10


FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton at Lyndon State, cancelled
Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 20, Vassar College 8
Clarkson University 19, Bard College 4



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 9, Rensselaer (RPI) 7



Women's Lacrosse
SUNY New Paltz 18, SUNY Potsdam 14


SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 15, Johnson State College 10



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 9, Rensselaer (RPI) 5
SUNY Cortland 8, Clarkson University 6
SUNY Geneseo 11, SUNY Potsdam 2
SUNY Plattsburgh 10, SUNY Brockport 9 ((OT)
Women's Lacrosse
William Smith 13, St. Lawrence University 8
Union College 12, Clarkson University 6
Buffalo State 16, SUNY Potsdam 4


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

Women's Lacrosse
Union College 10, St. Lawrence University 6
William Smith College 18, Clarkson University 12



Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Canton 23, Wells College 21 (OT)



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Plattsburgh 14, SUNY Potsdam 9



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 18, Cazenovia 4
Medaille College 22, SUNY Canton 5
Women's Lacrosse

Clarkson University 21, SUNY Canton 3
SUNY Cortland 17, SUNY Potsdam 1



Men's Lacrosse
SUNY Oneonta 14, SUNY Potsdam 11
St. Lawrence University 12, Messiah College 5
Clarkson University 10, Skidmore College 9 (OT)Women's Lacrosse
SUNY Fredonia 19, SUNY Potsdam 10
Clarkson University 17, University of Rochester 9
St. Lawrence University 16, RIT-Rochester 11


FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Men's Lacrosse
Roberts Wesleyan College 17, SUNY Canton 5
Women's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 14, Univ. of Rochester 6
Robert Wesleyan College 16, SUNY Canton 6
R.I.T. 13, Clarkson University 12 (2OT)



Men's Lacrosse
St. Lawrence University 8, Clarkson University 7
SUNY Oswego 8, SUNY Potsdam 6
SUNY Plattsburgh 13, SUNY Oneonta 8


NCSN Women's College Lacrosse

St. Lawrence WOMEN Outlast R.I.T. Tigers in 11-9 Slugfest

Saints Women's Stories | Schedule/Results | Roster

St. Lawrence University’s Michaela Bailey (7) shoots on goal past RIT’s Aylannah Dylag (5) to score the first Saints’ goal of the game. The Saints and Tigers were locked in a back-and-forth game, but the Saints prevailed to gain the win 11-9 in Liberty League action in heavy rain weather in Canton. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence University’s Parker Benedict (21) and Julia Spier (19) battle against R.I.T players for possession of the ball.  

Apr. 4: The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team hosted its 2014 home opener on Friday evening at Hall-Leet Stadium, as the team rallied from two three-goal deficits in the first half to top RIT 11-9.  Carly VanTassel and Chloe Knapp each had hat tricks in the victory, as the Saints outshot the Tigers 13-5 in the second half to earn the win. St. Lawrence (3-5, 1-2) earned its first Liberty League win after owning a 26-16 advantage in shots, a 15-7 edge in draw controls and completing 14-of-17 clears.  RIT (4-4, 1-1), which was led by Sage Sarkis' five-goal outing, was unable to overcome struggles in transition as the team completed only 12-of-22 clears. "We're certainly happy to have a great first win at home," said St. Lawrence head coach Jodi Canfield.  "They have strong scoring power with Sarkis and (Corinna) Mandell, but I thought it was the first game we played solidly as team.  We anticipate an equally-strong game tomorrow with Rochester." Knapp added a game-high four draw controls for St. Lawrence which was balanced offensively with six goal scorers, while Addie Cunningham earned the win in net with six saves.  Mandell had a hat trick and a game-high three caused turnovers for the Tigers and Caitlin Conway turned in a nine-save performance. RIT jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening eight minutes on two goals from Sarkis and another from Mandell.  Caroline Bailey and Abigail Owens scored unassisted goals to make it a 3-2 game, but Mandell's back-to-back tallies only 49 seconds apart put the visitors back on top by three, 5-2, midway through the period. Trailing 6-3, St. Lawrence ran out the half with momentum behind three consecutive goals to tie the game at intermission, 6-6.  Kiera Taussig made it 6-4 before VanTassel and Bailey scored man-down goals only 1:46 apart to tie the game and cap the first half scoring. Both teams struggled to get going offensively in the second half, but Knapp kick-started a three-goal run that put the Saints on top 9-7 at the halfway mark.  Though Sarkis put RIT up 7-6 early, Knapp answered followed by goals from Michaela Maybee and VanTassel for a two-goal advantage with 14:33 remaining. Sarkis' man-up goal, her fifth of the game, came with 8:53 to go and pulled RIT within one, while Caruso's free position goal with 3:06 left tied the score at 9-9 for the Tigers.  However, Taussig won the ensuing draw control and VanTassel delivered a key free position goal with 2:15 left for a 10-9 St. Lawrence lead. RIT simply couldn't come up with possession in the second half, as the Saints again won the draw control.  Knapp would put the game away as Conway came out of her net and failed to return in time to stop the insurance goal with 1:26 left, giving Knapp her hat trick and the Saints the 11-9 victory. Hannah Calvelli had a pair of assists for St. Lawrence while Abigail Owens had one.  Ashleigh Caruso and Sydney DaCosta added helpers for the visitors. St. Lawrence, which snapped a two-game losing skid with the win, will look to earn a weekend sweep tomorrow when it hosts the University of Rochester at 3:00pm. 

Mar 29: St. Lawrence University's women's lacrosse underclassmen Kiera Taussig and Abigail Owens each scored hat tricks on Saturday in Schenectady, NY against Union College.  Though the Saints owned a two-goal lead in the second half, the Dutchwomen scored 10 of the next 12 goals to pull away for a 17-12 Liberty League victory. Union (3-3, 2-0) was led by Ciara Dudeck's five-goal outing, while Emily McGrail and Haley Gould each scored four times for the home team.  Jen Hughes finished with eight saves for the Dutchwomen, one more than St. Lawrence netminder Addie Cunningham.  Taussig played a well-rounded game for the Saints (2-5, 0-2) as she finished with team-highs in ground balls (3), caused turnovers (3) and draw controls (4). Caroline Bailey, Chloe Knapp and Hannah Calvelli each added two goals each for the visitors, who were outshot by Union 25-22 and lost the ground ball battle 15-10. Bailey opened the game's scoring for a 1-0 St. Lawrence lead, but Union responded with three goals in a one minute span to take a 3-1 lead.  The Dutchwomen grew their lead to 6-2 with 13:57 remaining on goals by Gould and McGrail, but the Saints rallied to tie the game at intermission by scoring four straight.  Owens made it 6-3 before Calvelli and Taussig scored only 1:01 apart to make it a one-goal game.  Owens then capped the first half scoring with 2:48 left to knot the contest at 6-6. After the two teams exchanged goals to start the second half, the Saints opened their largest lead at 9-7 on unassisted goals by Taussig and Knapp only 18 seconds apart.  Needing a rally, Union turned to Dudeck who responded with a hat trick in an 8:00 minute span as the Dutchwomen rallied with six straight goals to take a 13-9 lead with 14:07 left.  Jecqueline Hagopian, McGrail and Gould also scored during the game-changing run. St. Lawrence pulled to within three twice on goals from Bailey and Knapp, but the Dutchwomen pulled away with three straight goals in the final minutes to up the advantage to 17-11.  Taussig capped the game scoring with 13 seconds left to bring the contest to its final count, 17-12.

St. Lawrence University’s Michaela Maybee (7) controls the ball while defended by Union’s Micaela DeSimone.  This weekend might be one that the Saints women's lacrosse Class of 2013 won't forget. The Saints earned a Liberty League weekend sweep on Saturday afternoon behind an 11-10 win over Union College, on the heels of an 8-7 upset victory over William Smith on Friday. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence University’s Joey Kelley snatches the ball from above to win the faceoff in the win against Union.


Knights Women's Stories | Schedule/Results | Rosters

University of Rochester’s Jamie Wallish (7) shoots over two Clarkson defenders and goalie Kara Dinatale (27) for a goal to extend the Yellow Jackets lead to three goals late in the second half. Rochester captured the road victory over the Clarkson Golden Knights 8-4 in Liberty League action on Friday.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

University of Rochester’s Haleigh Wetzel (2) spins around two Clarkson defenders and breaks away toward the goal. Clarkson could not hold on to a slim first-half lead.

Apr. 4: The Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team could not hold on to a slim first-half lead as the University of Rochester outscored the Golden Knights 5-0 over the final 30 minutes to gain an 8-4 road win in Liberty League play at Hantz Turf Field on Friday afternoon. Clarkson, which dropped its third straight league game, hosts conference rival RIT on Saturday in a 3:00 p.m. contest. The Knights stand at 3-6 overall. Sophomore Christine Wright (Watertown, NY), who was one of four goal scorers for Clarkson, opened the scoring eight minutes in, but Rochester (5-2, 1-1), answered back with three straight goals to hold a 3-1 lead with 13:26 remaining in the half. The Green and Gold finished the period strong with a three-goal run of their own to take a 4-3 lead at the break. Freshman Paige Fayette (Theresa, NY), junior Abby Doyle (Syracuse, NY) and freshman Ashley Flick (Watertown, NY) netted the late first-half goals for the Knights. The Yellowjackets Mara Karpp scored the first of her two second-half goals just over two minutes after the break to start the visitors on their second-half surge. Karpp and Danielle Diacovo paced the Rochester attacked with two goals each. The Yellowjackets outshot the Knights 21-14 and also controlled ground balls by the same margin. Clarkson, led by sophomore Meaghan McKenna (Buffalo, NY), held an 8-6 advantage in draw controls. Junior Cassie Grace (Potsdam, NY) recorded a team-high three ground balls for the Knights. Senior Kara DiNatale (Auburn, NY) made five saves on 12 shots through 57 minutes in the Clarkson goal. Sophomore Dani Tani (Heuvelton, NY) played the final minutes in goal for the Knights and caused one turnover and picked up a ground ball.   Marissa Traina made six saves in the Rochester goal.

Clarkson’s Paige Fayette (24) fires a shot that rang off the left post. In their season opener, the crosstown rivals battled to a 7-7 tie midway through the second half before the Potsdam Bears scored three straight goals, then fended off the Knights to win the game 10-8.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Mar: 29: The Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team stayed close with perennial conference powerhouse William Smith on Saturday afternoon, but the Herons were able to pull away for a 12-7 Liberty League victory at home on Boswell Field in Geneva, NY. Freshman standout Paige Fayette (Theresa, NY) led Clarkson with two goals and an assist. Junior Emma Oliver (Jericho, VT) and freshman Ashley Flick (Watertown, NY) and each produced two goals. Sophomore Hanna Gleason (Massena, NY) and sophomore Meaghan McKenna (Hamburg, NY) each won three draws for the Golden Knights. Senior Kara DiNatale (Auburn, NH) played the opening 30 minutes in goal and made five saves. She led the team with four ground balls. Sophomore Dani Tani (Heuvelton, NY) came in for the final 30 minutes and finished with two saves. Geneva Calder, Kate Byrne and Alexandra Bird each produced three goals in the victory for William Smith. The Golden Knights fall to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play, while the Herons improved to 2-5 overall and 2-0 in the Liberty League. William Smith took a 2-0 lead 6:13 into the game off goals by Bird and Byrne. Just over three minutes later, Flick scored Clarkson's first goal of the game. Byrne struck again with 14:24 on the clock. Flick answered for the Golden Knights with 11:12 left in first to make it 3-2. Calder took advantage of a free position and Emy Stratton followed with an unassisted tally to give the Herons a 5-2 advantage 7:16 before the break. With 4:27 on the clock, junior Danielle Faivus (Oswego, NY) scored a woman-down goal for Clarkson to make the score 5-3 at halftime. Calder found the back of the net for the second time off a feed from Hughes just 29 seconds into the second half and Byrne added an unassisted tally to stretch the William Smith lead to four. Clarkson put together a 3-0 run to get within one at 7-6. Oliver scored twice in the run and Fayette notched a goal and an assist. However, the Herons answered with a three-goal run of their own to make it 10-6 with 3:40 left in the game. With three minutes remaining, Fayette struck again for Clarkson, but Bird and Hannah Connolly scored in the last two minutes for the final. William Smith held a 25-13 lead in shots and a 23-17 edge in ground balls. Clarkson finished with an 11-9 advantage in draws. The Herons were successful on 11-of-15 clear attempts, while the Golden Knights went 8-for-24.


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SUNY Potsdam’s Bri McClusky (13) buries a goal over the shoulder of Clarkson goaltender Kara DiNatale. In their season opener, the crosstown rivals battled to a 7-7 tie midway through the second half before the Potsdam Bears scored three straight goals, then fended off the Knights to win the game 10-8.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Apr. 1: A big second half propelled SUNY New Paltz (4-2, 1-1 SUNYAC) to a 15-14 overtime victory over the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (3-4, 0-1) on Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore attack Bri McClusky (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart) had a career and game-high eight points on four goals and three assists to lead the Bears. Junior attack Bailey Weigel (East Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville East) added three goals and three assists and broke her own Potsdam single-game record with 15 draw controls. Senior attack Michelle Varney (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) also had three goals for the Bears. Talia Tesler had a game-high seven goals for New Paltz. The two teams traded the first six goals of the contest before Potsdam pulled away with a 5-0 run late. Sophomore defender Maggie McCabe (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee), Varney and McClusky each scored for the Bears in the opening 11:29, but the Hawks answered each time. Weigel assisted on both McCabe and Varney's tallies and freshman attack Katie Lapinski (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) set up McClusky's marker. Both goals came on man-up situations. Weigel started the run and put Potsdam up for good at 14:19 on an assist from McClusky. Varney made it 5-3 nearly three minutes later on another assist from McClusky. McClusky then completed her own hat trick by scoring her second and third consecutively at 11:27 and 6:47. Varney then hooked up with Weigel again for her third of the day and Potsdam led 8-3 at the break. Weigel buried her second goal on McClusky's fourth assist just 1:06 into the final period and McCabe scored her second at 26:41 to give the Bears their largest advantage of the game at 10-3. However, New Paltz would rally with an 11-4 run to send the contest to overtime. McClusky scored her fourth of the contest on a free position at 21:07. Weigel recorded her third goal of the game at 16:33 for a 12-7 Bears lead. Potsdam freshman attack Nicole Damon (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) struck for her second collegiate goal on an assist from junior midfielder Emily Petit (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) to make it 13-9 with 10:24 left. At the four-minute mark, sophomore midfielder Lizzie Marchbanks (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) scored with an assist from junior captain Katie Putnam (Chittenango, N.Y./Chittenango) to make it a 14-12 contest. However, Hawks Julia Johnson and Carissa Citro each scored in the final 1:55 knot the score at 14-14 after 60 minutes. The Bears outshot New Paltz 4-2 in the six minute overtime, but it was Citro finding the back of the net at the 4:50 mark for the decisive tally. Senior captain Jen Chmiel (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) finished with 14 saves, while New Paltz goalie Jackie Ulanoff stopped 17 shops, including two in overtime to earn the victory. Potsdam outshot New Paltz 42-36 and edged them 30-23 on ground balls. The Bears dominated the Hawks on draw controls by a 27-7 count. Potsdam is back in action this Saturday when they head to 16th-ranked Brockport for a 1 p.m. contest.

Mar. 25: At the Spring Fling Tournament in sunny West Palm Beach, the SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (3-2) used a 7-1 second half run to slam the door in a 16-11 victory over Concordia University (Wis.) (4-1) on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman midfielder Michaela Cole (Parishville, N.Y./Parishville-Hopkinton) scored her first four collegiate goals to lead the Bears. Potsdam sophomore attack Bri McClusky (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart) added three goals and an assist, while junior captain Margaret Wall (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas) also had a four-point day with two goals and two helpers. The Bears jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 7:20 on tallies from Wall, McClusky and Cole. The Falcons answered with a 5-1 stretch to grab a 5-4 advantage at the 13:08 mark. Potsdam's lone goal during the run came from freshman attack Katie Lapinski (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) with an assist from Wall. The Bears responded with a 5-2 run to close the half with a 9-7 lead. The markers came from Wall, Cole, McClusky, senior attack Michelle Varney (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) and junior midfielder Katie Putnam (Chittenango, N.Y./Chittanango). Junior attack Bailey Weigel (East Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville East) assisted on Varney's goal and Wall set up Putnam's score. Concordia grabbed a 10-9 lead with 24:50 left in the contest on three straight goals, but Potsdam overpowered the Falcons the rest of the way. Weigel started the 7-1 finish with a goal at 21:36. Cole buried the next two attempts, including the eventual game-winner at 19:36, for a 12-10 lead. Junior midfielder Emily Petit (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) scored five minutes later and freshman midfielder Alyssa Ferenczy (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South) netted her first career goal at 9:05. Concordia got one back nearly three minutes later, but it barely slowed Potsdam's momentum. McClusky and Weigel scored two final goals over the last 4:14 to seal the 16-11 win. Freshman and current SUNYAC Goalie of the Week Devan Olschewske (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) made six saves to earn her second career win in as many starts. Falcon goalie Veronika Metanova finished with 14 stops in the loss. Sammi Reiter led Concordia with a game-high six points on five goals and an assist. Haley Peppers and Emily Heckendorf also chipped in three and two goals, respectively to support the Falcon cause. Potsdam outshot Concordia 38-22 on the afternoon, but the Falcons edged the Bears 20-18 in ground balls.

suny canton WOMEN down wildcats in first home game

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SUNY Canton’s Keeley Rice (16) from Potsdam. NY gets the ball past Roberts Weslyan goalie Victoria Link for a goal early in the first half. Rice pumped in six goals to go along with one assist as the SUNY Canton women’s lacrosse team lost 15-11 to Roberts Wesleyan College. (Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Mar 29: The SUNY Canton women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never trailed as it handled visiting Cazenovia College, 21-4, on Saturday afternoon in Canton.Lora Ardoin (Houston, TX) got the scoring started 34 seconds in on her seventh goal of the season. Just over a minute later Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, ON) received a pass from Megan Poupore (Massena, NY) to net her 11th of the year. Joelle Percy (Black River, NY) scored to make it 3-0 and then assisted a Sarah Stone (Canton, NY) tally. Caitlin Lavoie (Fulton, NY) beat the goalie for the second time of the season as the Roos led 5-0 midway through the opening half. After a Kaitlin Sheppard score got the Wildcats on the board with 15:41 left in the first, Tressa Goolden (Canton, NY) found the back of the net as Percy earned her third assist of the game. Goolden followed by setting up a pair of goals, one from Carroll and the other from Hannah Christiansen (Lake View, NY) as SUNY Canton (3-4) opened up an 8-1 advantage. Cazenovia (1-4) responded with back-to-back goals but it was the Roos who scored the final five goals of the half to lead 13-3 at intermission. Carroll led SUNY Canton with four goals in the opening half, while Goolden tallied two goals and three assists. The hosts continued to dominate play out of intermission scoring the first five goals of the second stanza. Kaitlin Sheppard added her third goal of the day with 11:28 left to play which broke up a string of 10 consecutive Roo scores. SUNY Canton scored three goals down the stretch and only gave up one goal in the final 30 minutes. Carroll led the Roos with six goals, while Goolden posted four goals and four assists. Percy dished out four helpers, while LaVoie scored three times. Percy led the hosts with five ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Nikki Holmes (Ogdensburg, NY) picked up four ground balls. Kelsey Murray (West Monroe, NY), Caty Darling (Oswego, NY) and Poupore all forced three turnovers, while Christiansen picked up four draw controls.

Mar. 22: The women's lacrosse team never trailed as it cruised past visiting Medaille College, 18-6, on a frigid day in Canton on Saturday.   Hannah Christiansen got the scoring started in the sixth minute when she netted her second of the year off a dish from Nikki Holmes (Ogdensburg, NY). Tressa Goolden (Canton, NY) set up Keeley Rice's (Potsdam, NY) 10th goal of the year 10 minutes in. The Mavericks responded with a pair of Denay O'Connor scores off passes from Emily Brophy to knot the score at 2-2.   SUNY Canton responded with three scores in just 26 seconds as Megan Poupore (Massena, NY) beat the goalie twice along with one from Rice. Christiansen had two assists for the Roos in the spurt. Lora Ardoin (Houston, TX), Christiansen, Goolden and Rice continued the scoring assault as SUNY Canton opened up a 9-2 advantage.   The teams traded a pair of goals as Joelle Percy (Black River, NY) netted her first career goal in a Roo uniform as SUNY Canton led 11-4 at intermission. The Roos continued to keep the foot on the gas pedal as seven different players scored unanswered goals in the second frame to blow open an 18-4 advantage.   O'Connor added two late goals for the 18-6 final. Becca Kieffer (Lee Center, NY) made four saves in her second win of the season, while Mia Wagner turned aside 12 shots for the visitors.   Rice led the Roos with five goals and one assist, while Christiansen had three goals and two assists. Poupore netted three goals while Goolden and Ardoin had two goals and two assists each. Christiansen was a force all over the field picking up a game-high six draw controls to go with five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Holmes led all players with four caused turnovers.   The women's lacrosse team hits the road for a Wednesday contest at 4 p.m.

Mar. 21: Tressa Goolden (Canton, NY) scored three times in the second half but it was not enough as visiting SUNY Potsdam was able to stave off a SUNY Canton comeback attempt, 10-8, on Friday.   Nikki Holmes (Ogdensburg, NY) opened the scoring eight minutes in on her first career collegiate goal. After Potsdam received unassisted markers from Margaret Wall and Maggie McCabe it was Keeley Rice (Potsdam, NY) who knotted the score at 2-2.   Both teams swapped a pair of tallies as Rice netted her second of the game and then set up Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, ON) for a goal. The Bears beat Roo goalie Becca Kieffer (Lee Center, NY) twice in the final five minutes to take a 6-4 lead into intermission.   Keeley Rice had two goals and three assists on Friday. Goolden got the Roos within two in the opening minutes of the second stanza but three unanswered from Potsdam opened up a 9-5 advantage for the visitors with 14 minutes remaining. Goolden beat the Bear goalie twice in a span of less than three minutes off passes from Rice and Megan Poupore (Massena, NY) to trim the SUNY Canton deficit to two but the offense stalled as they came up just short of the late comeback.   Kieffer stopped nine shots in goal for the Roos, while Devan Olschewske had a monster game in her first career start turning aside 20 shots. SUNY Canton held edges in shots on goal (28-19) and ground balls (27-20). Joelle Percy (Black River, NY) had a monster game for SUNY Canton picking up a game-high eight ground balls while Goolden corralled four draw controls.