Rams Take Season Opener Over Oswego State
Farmingdale State - 16, Oswego State - 12
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team defeated Oswego State, 16-12, in the season opener this evening in Farmingdale, N.Y. Junior attack Wes Hubschmitt (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) and senior attack Sean Maxwell (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) each scored four goals and had two assists for the Rams. Sophomore midfielder Joe Nacarlo (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) was 14-for-19 in faceoffs and had a game-high nine ground balls.
Oswego scored the games opening goal 46 seconds into the contest, but Farmingdale State answered with five straight scores, to take a 5-1 lead midway through the first period. The Lakers would eliminate the deficit in the second period and the game went into halftime tied 9-9.
Trailing 11-10 late in the third period, junior attack Rob Nosworthy (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) scored a man up goal for Farmingdale, followed by a Maxwell score with 10 seconds remaining in the period, giving the Rams a 12-11 advantage.
Farmingdale scored the first three goals in the fourth period to go ahead 15-11 with 6:36 remaining in the game. The Rams and Lakers traded a goal each over the remaining five minutes, as Farmingdale went on for the season opening win.
Sophomore attack Erick Thomson (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park) had two goals and three assists for the Rams, while freshman attack Pete Siemsen (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) had two goals and four assists. Junior midfielder Adam Zuar (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) was 8-for-13 on faceoffs as Farmingdale was 22-for-32 on faceoffs in the game.
Oswego State was led by sophomore attack Andy Lever (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) who scored three goals and had one assist, while senior midfielder Nick Zoyhofski (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier) scored two goals.
Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Delventhal (Westbury, N.Y./Holy Trinity) had nine saves in the win for Farmingdale and senior goalie Judd Robinson (Guilderland, N.Y/Guilderland) had 10 saves in the loss for Oswego State.
The Rams host Plattsburgh State on Sunday, March 7th at 1:00 p.m.