OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego boys’ varsity lacrosse team is off to a 2-1 start with non-league wins over Iroquois and Canton while falling to Carthage.
This past weekend the Bucs headed north and started off with a 16-7 win over Canton.
The Bucs roared out of the gate for a commanding 6-1 lead in the first quarter and 10-4 by halftime.
Coach Doc Nelson said, “We had well-balanced scoring. It was a good quick start as we jumped on them right away. There was good defense on our part as we created some chaos on their attack. We really moved the ball well as well as moved well without the ball. I was happy with the way we were able to create enough good shots.”
Trent Yule scored three goals while Dom Cianfarano, Jon Kaplewicz, Dan Maniccia, David Mathes and Ryan Martin scored two goals each while Kyle Clark, Cooper Levine and Jeremy Purce each had goals. Cianfarano had four assists while Maniccia added two and John Phillips, Mathes and Clark also assisted.
Trey Love had 17 saves for the Bucs.
Nelson also said, “We did take too many penalties, but we killed off most of them.”
Oswego then squared off against a traditionally strong Carthage team. The home team jumped to a 5-1 lead and by halftime held a 7-3 advantage. However, in the third the Bucs continued to battle and trailed 11-6.
Nelson said, “We played well at times and mounted a good comeback in the second half. However, we took a bad penalty and it yielded three goals. I really feel we were probably more tired and sore from the Canton game than we expected. Overall we played them pretty even through the final three quarters.”
Cianfarano scored two goals while Chase Izyk, Astoria, Clark, Yule and Kaplewicz each had a goal. Assists were credited to Cianfarano and Maniccia with one each.
Love had 11 saves for the Bucs.
In the season opener at Joe Wilber Field the Bucs scored a 10-3 verdict over Iroquois.
The Bucs held a narrow 1-0 lead after one, but rolled the advantage to 6-1 by intermission.
Astoria, Cianfarano, Kaplewicz, and Tracz each scored two goals while Mathes and Thompson had one apiece.
Cianfarano added two assists while Purce, Yule, Mathes and Astoria also assisted on goals.
In the net Love had two saves in the season opener.