Antolino leads Panthers in setback
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Buoyed by a career day from senior attackman Ryan Callahan (Miller Place, N.Y.), the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team eased past visiting Plymouth State University on Thursday afternoon, 18-6, at the Field House Complex in non-conference action.
Callahan, the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) scoring leader, posted a career-high eight points on five goals and three assists. Junior Galen Antolino (Exeter, N.H.) led the visiting Panthers with two goals and one assist.
The Cardinals rise to 5-2 overall with the win and next visit the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, while Plymouth State falls to 1-3
NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse
at Plattsburgh Field House Complex, Plattsburgh, N.Y. – Thursday, March 23, 2017
Plattsburgh State 18, Plymouth State 6
Records: PSU 1-3; SUNY Platt. 5-2
* The Cardinals scored the first four goals of the game, including two by Callahan, before PSU got on the board on a goal by senior Ryan Geppert (Dover, N.H.). Plattsburgh got two more goals before the end of the period to take a 6-1 lead into the second quarter.
* The home team banged out three more goals to open up a 9-1 margin. Antolino and Callahan traded goals midway through the quarter, and the Panthers scored the final two goals of the half, by seniors Pete Allen (Newbury, N.H.) and Colin Claflin (Pembroke, Mass.), to make it a 10-4 game at the intermission.
* The third quarter was all Plattsburgh as the Cardinals outscored the Panthers 4-0, including two by Callahan, and had the upper hand in the fourth quarter, 4-2. PSU managed a pair of fourth quarter scores by Antolino and senior Nicco Sorrentino (Chelmsford, Mass.).
* Junior face-off specialist Kyle Stockman (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) went 6-for-13 on face-offs for PSU, while senior long-stick midfielder Adam Haversat (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) collected a game-high five ground balls. Sophomore defensive midfielder Casey Elkins (Stow, Mass.) caused two turnovers.
* Junior goalie Austin Graham (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) was credited with his first career win, making six stops in 45 minutes. Junior Donald Tesoriero (Huntington, N.Y.) and freshman Jack Hayes (Thornwood, N.Y.) each made a save in reserve duty, with Hayes making his first collegiate appearance.
* Freshman Charlie Harrington (Walpole, Mass.) shouldered the loss for Plymouth State with four saves in 20:27 of action, while senior Jayson LaRiviere (Chelmsford, Mass.) played the final 39:33 and made 10 stops.
* The Cardinals next visit the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m. Plymouth State next visits Norwich University on Monday, March 27, at 4 p.m.
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