OSWEGO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo first-year attackman Kevin Cook totaled four goals and an assist while sophomore midfielder James Pratt added three goals and an assist as the visiting Knights held on for a 14-13 win at Oswego, Saturday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's lacrosse.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo scored six-unanswered goals in the first quarter and opened a 7-0 lead 12:50 into the second. Sophomore midfielder Cameron Chiodo opened the scoring with an unassisted tally 1:16 into the game before feeding first-year midfielder Jake Steffen for a goal 19 seconds later. Cook found the net at 11:16 before Pratt got into the action at 4:44. Sophomore attackman Connor Griffin and Steffen scored back-to-back man-up tallies to close the first 15 minutes of play.
- Pratt scored the first goal of the second quarter before Oswego got on the board at 9:49. Chiodo notched his second goal of the day 41 seconds later, before the Lakers scored a pair of goals for a five-point deficit, 8-5, with 3:00 on the clock. Senior midfielder Jack Centore scored with 2:07 remaining to push the visitors back to a 9-3 edge at halftime.
- A pair of goals by Cook and another by Pratt highlighted a 3-1 run that yielded Geneseo's largest lead of the game, 12-4, with 8:47 left in the third quarter. Oswego closed the period with four goals to pull back within four, 12-8, heading into the final 15 minutes of regulation.
- Junior attackman Dillon Rogers opened the fourth quarter with a goal at 12:40, but the Lakers responded with a 4-0 surge to pull within one, 13-12, with 3:27 left in the game.
- Geneseo went man-down following a delayed slashing penalty, but first-year midfielder Ryan Lee won the ensuing face-off to set up a man-down strike by Cook with 3:16 to play for what proved to be the game-winning goal.
- Oswego pulled back within one, 14-13, with 1:28 on the clock, but couldn't find the equalizer as the Knights held on for the win.
- Lee and first-year LSM Ryan McMullen tied for the team-high with five ground balls apiece.
- Chiodo finished with two goals and two assists while Steffen ended the game with two goals and one assist.
- Geneseo (5-9, 2-2 SUNYAC) would clinch a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament with a win in one of its final two games of the season (Apr. 24 vs. Brockport, Apr. 27 at Potsdam), while two wins would assure no lower than the third seed.
Geneseo hosts Brockport this Wednesday (Apr. 24) at 4:00 p.m. in its final home game of the regular season.