VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. – Eight different players scored at least one goal as the Springfield men’s lacrosse team defeated nationally sixth-ranked Cortland, 15-11, Thursday night in non-conference action at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex. The Red Dragons fell to 3-2, while the Pride improved to 3-2.
Junior Terrence Haggerty (Centerport/Harborfields) led the Cortland offense with four goals. Senior Thomas McNaney (Marcellus) recorded two assists to become the 54th player in program history to reach 100 career points. Senior Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette)and juniors Mike McNaney (Marcellus) and Cam LaPorta (Centerport/Harborfields) each netted two goals, and senior Tyler Brown (Camillus/West Genesee) scored once. Junior Joey Panariello (Islip) finished with two assists, and senior Justin Siracusa (Sayville) and freshman Brandon Stiles (Mastic/Eastport-South Manor) had one assist apiece.
Senior goalie Joe Scalise (Fairport) made 16 saves for the Red Dragons. Sophomore Brian Williams (Holtsville/Sachem East) collected five ground balls, Panariello scooped up four ground balls and sophomore Gage Gomez (Sayville) secured three ground balls.
Jack Vail paced Springfield with six points on four goals and two assists. Tom Hurley and Duncan Preston each tallied two goals and one assist, while Tommy Nash and Lucas Habich also netted two goals. Joe Hawley and Anthony Sullivan chipped in with one goal and one assist apiece.
Goalie Jake Reynolds stopped 12 shots. Joseph Cameron won 16-of-30 faceoffs and collected eight ground balls, and Chris Cunnington recorded four ground balls.
Springfield 15, Cortland 11
Team 1-2-3-4 Final
Springfield 6-4-2-3 15
Cortland 3-2-4-2 11
Springfield: Jack Vail 4-2, Tom Hurley 2-1, Duncan Preston 2-1, Tommy Nash 2-0, Lucas Habich 2-0, Joe Hawley 1-1, Anthony Sullivan 1-1, Matt Allen 1-0, Cameron Glover 0-1
Cortland: Terrence Haggerty 4-0, Nate Beresovoy 2-0, Mike McNaney 2-0, Cam LaPorta 2-0, Tyler Brown 1-0, Thomas McNaney 0-2, Joey Panariello 0-2, Justin Siracusa 0-1, Brandon Stiles 0-1
Springfield: Jake Reynolds, 12 saves (11 GA in 60:00)
Cortland: Joe Scalise, 16 saves (15 GA in 60:00)
Shots: Springfield 42, Cortland 40
Ground Balls: Cortland 29, Springfield 27
Turnovers: Cortland 12, Springfield 6
Caused Turnovers: Springfield 6, Cortland 0
Clears: Springfield 16-of-18, Cortland 14-of-17
Faceoffs Won: Springfield 16, Cortland 14
Penalties: Springfield 3-2:30, Cortland 2-2:00
Extra-Man Offense: Cortland 0-3, Springfield 1-2
Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 3-2 (ranked 6th in Div. III); Springfield (Pride) 3-2