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March 31, 2014

O-State men rally to beat Brockport in lacrosse

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Connor Coyle scored a team-best four goals and Daniel Stern scored all three of his goals in the final quarter as host Oneonta State rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat Brockport, 11-9, Saturday in the SUNY Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse opener for both teams.

When Brockport’s John Countryman scored off an assist from Steve Brissette with 13 1/2 minutes left, the Golden Eagles (3-5) had an 8-5 lead.

O-State (3-7) then scored five straight goals.

Anthony Laureano started the spurt with an unassisted goal with 11:36 left. Stern capped the run with his second goal of the quarter to give the Red Dragons a 10-8 lead with 5:26 left. Robert Neubert assisted Stern’s goal.

Bryon Palmer cut Brockport’s deficit to one, but Stern sealed it on a goal with 48 seconds left.

Mike Metzger had two goals for O-State, which will host Geneseo at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cobleskill 11, Wells 10

Austin Hackett’s goal with 5 1/2 minutes left snapped a 10-all tie and lifted visiting SUNY Cobleskill to its first victory of the season, in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Hackett penetrated the defense before scoring the winner.

Chris Magee had three goals, and Hackett finished with two goals and an assist for the Fighting Tigers, who improved to 1-5 overall and 1-0 in the NEAC.

Wells (2-1) is 0-1 in conference play.

Jon Gilbert’s goal off an assist from Dave Barry tied the score at 9 for Cobleskill with 13:36 left.

Cobleskill took a 10-9 lead 15 seconds later when Magee scored unassisted.

With 7:36 left, Wells’ Michael Flaherty tied the score for the eighth time.

David Meyers contributed an assist, 10 groundballs and won 11 of 15 faceoffs for the Fighting Tigers, who will play travel to The College of Saint Vincent at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. John Fisher 10, Hartwick 4

Mike Vaglica, Roy Simmons, Conor McGoldrick and Sean Brown scored for host Harwtick College, which dropped an Empire 8 Conference game Saturday.

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