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August 24, 2013

North Stars meet Syracuse with first place in sight

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In its last away game, Plattsburgh faltered against the Watertown Red and Black Aug. 10, 28-13. The loss took the North Stars out of sole possession of first place.

Aguglia doesn’t consider tonight’s game as the most difficult road test of the season.

“It’s certainly the farthest to travel,” Aguglia said. “I don’t put any additional importance on any particular game, though. On a week-to-week basis, we need to take care of business and win.”

Plattsburgh is fresh off a 47-7 defeat of the Vermont Ice Storm.

The North Stars jumped out to a 33-0 halftime lead and held the Ice Storm to 97 yards of total offense.

“It was nice to have a comfortable win last Saturday night,” Aguglia said. “I think that we got our running game back and our defense played well. Syracuse is much more talented and deeper team than Vermont is.”

After the game tonight, Plattsburgh doesn’t return to the gridiron until Sept. 14.

The North Stars will take Labor Day weekend off before capturing a forfeit win over Montreal Sept. 7.

Aguglia hopes the team can finish strong.

“It’s important for us to win them all. It doesn’t matter where they are on the calendar. Every Saturday night that there’s football, we need to win from here on out.”

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