Through three games, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team is undefeated, and it was the third of these encounters that proved the most impressive.
On a windy Monday night at Chittenango High School's turf, the Lakers encountered long-time power LaFayette and earned its most one-sided win over the Lancers in the program's history, prevailing by a 16-6 margin.
A minute into the game, LaFayette scored first, Orris Edwards converting off a feed from Lyle Thompson. That would be the Lancers' only lead of the night - and it lasted just 17 seconds as Joe Nardella countered with a tying goal.
Then Nardella and Sean Cannizzaro scored less than a minute apart, making it 3-1, and after an exchange of goals Cannizzaro returned to get his third goal just 3.5 seconds before the first quarter ended.
Cazenovia's defense tightened, the back line of Doyle Judge, Clayton Goris and Noah Shephard keeping LaFayette off the board the entire second period as the Lakers put up six unanswered goals in that frame to make it 11-2 at the break.
The margin got as large as 16-3 in the fourth quarter before the starters went to the sidelines. During the onslaught, Sean Cannizzaro worked his total to seven goals as his brother, Connor, tallied three goals and three assists. Nardella added four goals as Mason Powell found the net twice and added an assist.
This begins a busy and important week for Cazenovia, who has its home opener against Jordan-Elbridge Wednesday before a trip Friday night to face defending Section III Class C champion Skaneateles.