Skaneateles boys pull away from Marcellus again

Fully rested, and comfortably situated atop the state Class C rankings, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team were not content with those honors.

So the Lakers set out to extend its 5-0 start in a rematch with rival Marcellus Thursday night, this time playing at home as it knocked off the Mustangs 15-6.

These same two teams had met one week earlier at Marcellus, with Skaneateles prevailing 16-7. And while the margin was the same in the second meeting, the path was slightly different.

Having jumped out so fast the first time around (an 11-1 lead by halftime), the Lakers were more patient here, only leading 2-0 through one period.

Steadily, though, the production picked up, peaking in the third quarter, Skaneateles outscored Marcellus 6-2 and expanding its margin to 11-3.

Just four players accounted for all the goal-scoring. Kevin Rice and Mike Richards both found the net five times, with Rice adding three assists and Richards adding two assists. Paul O'Donnell chimed in with three goals and three assists as Zach Brownlee got two goals and one assist. Jeff Higman added an assist.

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