Cazenovia midfielder Jeff Stowell (17) works to gain possession of a face-off from an opponent during a recent game at the Sean Googin Memorial Sports Complex. With a record of 9-0 after their 18-3 win over MPH, the Lakers face LaFayette and Westhill this week.
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Maybe the only thing that could stop the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team was a snowstorm.
Wild, winter-like elements hit Madison County last Monday and postponed the state Class C No. 1-ranked Lakers’ attempt to extend its win streak to 27 games against Tully.
Instead, the Lakers got a mid-season breather, and were refreshed by the time it did return Thursday for a trip to winless Bishop Ludden.
As expected, Cazenovia breezed past the Gaelic Knights 15-2, getting eight of those goals in the first quarter. With the conditions still wet and raw, the Lakers rationed its work the rest of the way, making sure no key players got hurt in a runaway.
Ryan Cook and Brad Nardella each finished with two goals and two assists. Matt Donovan, Alex Sullivan and Kyle Broom also found the net twice, while Connor Cannizzaro picked up a goal and three assists. A.J. Davis and Connor Race both finished with one goal and one assist as Alan Baldwin and Oliver Gates also converted.
And the Lakers’ streak reached 28 on Friday with an 18-3 romp over Manlius-Pebble Hill, where an eight-goal first quarter set the tone and the Lakers added nine unanswered tallies in the second and third periods.
Cannizzaro backed up two goals by earning five assists. Cook, Nardella and Race each picked up three goals, with Nardella adding a pair of assists. Luke Dorsey also scored twice as Donovan got a goal and two assists. Gates, Kyle Brown, Henry Mann and Alex Sullivan also converted.
Aside from making up the Tully contest, Cazenovia is also set to host LaFayette and Westhill this week, all a precursor to big showdowns with Skaneateles and CBA.