FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The Oswego State menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lacrosse team kicked off its 2010 season with a 16-12 loss at Farmingdale State on Friday night. The Lakers trailed by one goal heading into the fourth quarter, but the Rams tallied three goals in two-minute span en route to the victory. Sophomore attack Andy Lever (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) paced the Oswego State offense with three goals and an assist, while Ryan White (Sr., Rockville Centre, N.Y.) added three assists as well. The contest was the season opener for both squads as the Lakers went to 0-1 and Farmingdale State moved to 1-0.
Senior Nick Zoyhofski (Hamburg, N.Y.) recorded the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first goal for Oswego State, but the Rams responded with five straight goals before heading into the second quarter with a 6-2 lead. The Lakers countered by notching the first three goals of the second frame starting with a goal by senior captain Dan Scarazzo (Fairport, N.Y.) 1:14 into the stanza. Oswego State tallied six more goals to knot the game at nine goals each at halftime.
Both teams remained locked at 11-11 throughout the third, but Sean Maxwell recorded his fourth goal of the game to give Farmingdale State a 12-11 edge with ten seconds left in the frame. Wes HubschmittÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal with 8:47 left to play in the contest was the first Ram goal in a two-minute, 11-second span, pushing the lead to 15-11. Zach Hamilton (Jr., Fairport, N.Y.) pulled the Lakers to within three goals with 5:11 remaining, but Farmingdale State scored its final goal three minutes later.
Oswego State goalie Judd Robinson (Sr., Guilderland, N.Y.) registered ten saves on 16 shots, while Patrick Delventhal posted nine saves and three goals allowed for the Rams
The Lakers will travel to SUNY Maritime on Sunday, March 7 for a 1 p.m. contest.