Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 3:44 pm under Events

Women’s Lacrosse

Oneonta State got eight goals and an assist from senior attack Rebecca Monteith and four goals from junior attack Caroline Tulley to defeat the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team 17-11 at Maxcy Turf Field Tuesday afternoon. Senior captain Whitney Boshart and freshman midfielder Margaret Wall each had a three goals and one assist to lead the Bears. Potsdam started quickly in the first half. After a Red Dragon turnover, Wall fed Boshart to put the Bears up 1-0 just 1:05 into the game. Monteith answered four minutes later to knot the score at 1-1. Senior attack Maribeth Simons scored the next two to put Potsdam back in front 3-1 at 21:08. After Tulley and freshman attack Nicole Boylan tied the game again, Bears junior attack Denise Johns struck twice to give Potsdam a 5-3 advantage with 7:49 left in the half. The Red Dragons closed the half with a 4-0 run, including two more from Monteith, to take a 7-5 lead into the break. Tulley made it 8-5 just 49 seconds into the second half. Twice Potsdam closed to within a goal with three of the next four markers. Wall scored her second at 20:51 make it a 9-8 Oneonta lead, but Potsdam couldn’t get closer. The Red Dragons seized control of the contest with an 8-3 run. Monteith scored five times during the stretch to put the game out of reach. On Saturday, Geneseo defeated Potsdam 22-9.

Men’s Lacrosse

The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team scored two goals in the final 3:17 to defeat Brockport 10-9 in its SUNYAC opener on the road Saturday afternoon. Juniors Pat Morrill and Ryan Paparella each scored three goals for the Bears. The teams traded goals and leads over the first two quarters. Paparella struck with an assist from sophomore attack Rob Kunz at 3:38 of the first quarter to open the scoring. Golden Eagle Austin Riley put Brockport up 2-1 with markers at 1:38 of the first quarter and 14:00 of the second. Morrill knotted the score at 2-2 at the 7:40 mark and the count was unchanged at the break. In the third quarter, the offense picked up, but neither team was able to pull away. The Golden Eagles scored three goals, but Potsdam countered each one with a goal from Morrill, two from Paparella and a man-up tally from freshman midfielder John Hawk for a 6-5 advantage after 45 minutes. The teams alternated the first four goals of the final quarter, including strikes from junior attack Kyle Nicholas and Morrill, to keep Potsdam up 8-7. However, Matt Andon-McLane and Alex Austin scored 37 seconds apart to put Brockport back in front 9-8 with 4:59 left. Again, Nicholas answered for the Bears with an assist from sophomore midfielder Jared Flath to tie the score with 3:17 left. Freshman midfielder Dave Kunz won the next faceoff and fed Flath who found senior attack Peter Pike for the game-winner with 2:27 left. Brockport had four shots in the final 49 seconds, but each sailed wide of the Bears net. Prior to that contest, the Bears fell at Clarkson 13-8 on Wednesday.


The SUNY Potsdam team played their first home games of the season last week. The Bears were defeated in the home opener against St. Lawrence by scores of 9-4 and 5-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Potsdam returned to action on Friday against New Paltz and were swept 8-4 and 15-4. In their final action of the week, Potsdam took on Oneonta at Maxcy Hall and came up short. The Bears held an 8-6 lead going into the sixth inning of the first game of the doubleheader. However, the Red Dragons would rally to score three runs in the inning and take a 9-8 lead. The Bears had the tying run on third base with two outs but sophomore Ashley Thayer was robbed of a base hit and thrown out at first base to end the game. In the following game, Oneonta came away with a 4-2 victory.

Performers of the Week

Junior midfielder Pat Morrill is the Bears Male Performer of the Week. Morrill scored two goals in a loss at Clarkson and followed that up with a three-goal performance in a 10-9 win over Brockport.
Senior infielder Katie Nawrot is the Bears Female Performer of the Week. Nawrot entered the week with one career home run but blasted long balls against New Paltz and Oneonta. Both homers cleared the left field fence and were two-run shots.

Weekly Preview

The men’s lacrosse team (5-3, 1-0 SUNYAC) hits the road for a game at Oswego on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and then returns home for Saturday’s contest at 2 p.m. against Oneonta.

The women’s lacrosse team (3-7, 0-3 SUNYAC) hosts Oswego on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and then Fredonia at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The softball team (8-14, 1-7 SUNYAC) has a full schedule of home games. On Tuesday, the Bears take on crosstown rival SUNY Canton at 2 p.m. and then SUNYIT on Wednesday at 3:30. Brockport comes to town on Friday at 3 p.m. and then Potsdam wraps up the home portion of their schedule on Saturday against Geneseo at noon.

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