Skaneateles boys lacrosse moves to 9-0

Largely due to its towering effort against LaFayette on April 24, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team rose from no. 7 to no. 3 in the state Class C rankings, behind only Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor.

The Lakers couldn't face either Long Island power until a possible state final in mid-June, so in the meantime it continued its destruction of all local foes.

Going to Onondaga last Tuesday night, Skaneateles breezed past the Tigers 18-6. Instead of a letdown from the LaFayette masterpiece, the Lakers ran over OCS in a 12-2 first half where, again, the wealth got spread around.

Kevin Rice, Paul O'Donnell and Kelly Donigan each finished with four goals, as Rice added a pair of assists. Behind them, Tom Schoener had a goal and three assists, while Mike Richards, Jeff Higman, Zach Brownlee, Steve Scuderi and Zach Ross also scored. Richards joined O'Donnell and Donigan with single assists.

The Lakers then came home Thursday and crushed Manlius-Pebble Hill 26-4, including a first half where it put together 20 unanswered goals, nearly one per minute.

Amid the rush, Rice reached double digits in points, earning seven goals and four assists. Scuderi scored four times as O'Donnell, Donigan, Richards, Mike Falcone and Kyle Baier each scored twice. O'Donnell had three assists as Donigan, Baier and Richards had two-assist outings. Brownlee, Dylan Ross, Kevin Valente, Connor Hueber and Joe Duggan scored, too.

At 9-0 following those easy wins, the Lakers stayed at home Monday night to face Tully before meeting Bishop Ludden on Wednesday.

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