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SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson laxmen net non-league wins


POTSDAM — The SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University men’s lacrosse teams netted wins over non-league rivals while the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team came up short on Tuesday.


The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team put together a dominant team performance, as 11 different players scored, in downing SUNY Canton 17-5 in a nonconference game at Maxcy Turf Field.

It was the teams’ first regular season meeting since April 1977.

Sophomore attacker Ed Doherty (Amherst), senior attacker Rob Kunz (Watertown), freshman attacker Joe Hayes (Black River), sophomore midfielder Pat Bonafede (Churchville), freshman attacker Berkley Stone (Madison, Conn.), and freshman attacker Ryan Conway (Queensbury) all tallied two goals for the Bears.

The Roos got markers from junior Garrett DiTullio of Potsdam and senior Tanner Pratt.

Potsdam will next host Castleton State on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a nonconference tilt.


In Oswego, a balanced scoring effort helped carry the Clarkson University men’s lacrosse team to an 11-9 non-league win over SUNY Oswego.

The Golden Knights improved to 5-3 on the season and will next host Liberty League foe Union College on Saturday at noon at Hantz Turf Field. The Lakers fall to 4-3 on the season.

Freshman Ryan DaRin (Manlius) took a pass from junior Mark Nortz (Lowville) and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 8:49 to play in the fourth quarter. The score came 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) scored the first two goals for Clarkson, and classmate Tyler Tomeny (Marcellus) 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) and senior James Wright (Cazenovia) 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), 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.


SUNY Potsdam (3-4, 0-1) blew an 8-3 halftime lead and lost in overtime to the Hawks (4-2, 1-1) in a SUNYAC game in New Paltz.

Carrissa Citro scored the overtime goal for SUNY New Platz. Julia Johnson and Talia Tesler scored in the final two minutes to force the overtime for the Hawks.

Tesler finished with seven goals for the Hawks. Kelsey Healy scored four goals and Citro finished with three goals and two assists.

Bri McClusky led the Bears with four goals and three assists. Bailey Weigel scored three goals and three assists and Michelle Varney also scored three goals. Maggie McCabe scored twice while Nicole Damon and Lizzie Marchbanks added single goals.


The SUNY Potsdam softball team has already postponed another pair of doubleheaders including Thursday at Clarkson University and Friday at SUNY Plattsburgh.

No make-up dates has been announced for either twinbill.

After 10 straight postponements, next up for the Bears is their home opener against Clarkson on Thursday, April 8. Game 1 starts at 3 p.m.

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