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Beresovoy, Phelps pace Red Dragon lacrosse victory

POTSDAM — Juniors Nate Beresovoy and Devin Phelps each scored three goals Wednesday afternoon as the nationally sixth-ranked SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse team erased a one-goal halftime deficit and defeated Clarkson 11-9 in non-conference action.

Senior T.J. deLyra and sophomore Joey Panariello tallied one goal and one assist for the Red Dragons (11-1). Seniors Mike Hart and Jimmy Nielsen and junior Tyler Brown netted one goal each with junior Thomas McNaney collecting two assists.

Junior goalie Joe Scalise registered 14 saves for Cortland. McNaney collected four ground balls, senior Anthony Zangari recorded three ground balls and three turnovers, senior Dave Foster caused three turnovers and Hart and sophomore Ethan Parks each scooped up three ground balls.

Kyle Brown led the Golden Knights (7-5) with four goals. Ryan St. Croix notched three goals, Ryan DaRin had one goal and two assists and Conor Bartlett added one goal and one assist, while Sam Groves chipped in with two assists.

Goalie Nick Strandholm made 11 saves for Clarkson. Ryan Gabriel won 11-of-21 faceoffs and secured five ground balls. Mark Simmons collected four ground balls, and Mark Uhlig, Michael Nourse and Justin Gibson recorded two caused turnovers apiece.

In the first half, neither team could build more than a two-goal lead, which Cortland managed at 5-3 early in the second quarter. Clarkson, however, closed the half with the last three goals to grab a 6-5 edge at intermission. Cortland quickly took a 7-6 lead on a man-up goal from Phelps 20 seconds into the third quarter and an unassisted score from Beresovoy at 12:34.

St. Croix knotted the game at 7-7 before the Red Dragons strung together three goals from three different players for a 10-7 advantage with 9:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. Brown’s man-up goal at 5:04 cut Cortland’s lead to 10-8, but Phelps gave the Red Dragons back a three-goal cushion with 2:32 on the clock. Brown’s fourth goal of the game on the man up at 1:02 completed the scoring for the 11-9 final.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

The SUNY Cortland women’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Division I Colgate University Wednesday in a match played at the Turning Stone Sportsplex.

Using the Division I scoring format, the Raiders earned one point for sweeping the three doubles matches. Colgate followed that with wins in all six singles matches, with the fifth and sixth flights played as an eight-game pro set.

Cortland will close its spring schedule at the New Paltz Invitational on Saturday, April 22.