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April 27, 2014

Plattsburgh State lacrosse rolls into playoffs

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team is heading into the playoffs on a roll.

Tim Lawrence and Jack Felter combined for 16 points Saturday as the Cardinals closed out their regular season with an 18-11 victory over The College at Brockport in SUNY Athletic Conference play at the Plattsburgh State Field House Lacrosse Complex.

The Cardinals honored 12 seniors prior to the contest.

The outcome was never in doubt as the Cardinals (12-5, 4-2), who have won three games in a row, jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first period and a 10-2 advantage at the half.

Lawrence finished with five goals and four assists, while Felter followed with four goals and three assists.

Anthony Pafundi chipped in with three goals, Robbie Ashlaw two goals and two assists, and Brendan Damm a goal and four assists. Cole Andersen, Tom Duggan and Mitchell LaBianca added a goal apiece.

Felter tallied two of the goals as Plattsburgh jumped out to the 6-0 first-period lead. Pafundi then scored twice in the second to help the Cardinals take their eight-goal edge into the half.

Plattsburgh took a 13-4 advantage into the fourth and led by a 17-6 margin at one time when Lawrence scored four-consecutive goals.

Steve Brissette, Jake Giudice and Riley Austin scored two goals each for the Golden Eagles (4-9, 1-5), who tallied five of the final six goals of the contest.

Plattsburgh held a decisive advantage on the stat sheet, including a 59-36 edge in shots, a 45-25 advantage in ground balls and a 21-of-33 winning percentage on face-offs. The Cardinals were also lethal on a man-up advantage, converting on 6-of-7 opportunities.

Joey Kromer won 19 face-offs while also recording a game-high eight ground balls.

The SUNYAC Tournament semifinals will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, with third-seeded Plattsburgh at second-seeded Potsdam, and fourth-seeded Oneonta at top-seeded Cortland.

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