Corcoran, who had just beaten Cicero-North Syracuse two nights earlier, could not get away from ESM in a game that was tightly fought throughout. The Spartans led, 5-4, at halftime, and though the Cougars would come back, the game was still tied, 7-7, as time wound down late in the fourth quarter.
Rosso, again playing a pivotal role in the latter stages, saw Rosachi flash open, passed to him – and Rosachi delivered the go-ahead goal with 2:06 left. Corcoran would try to answer and force overtime, but the Spartans’ defenders turned them away.
That assist was Rosso’s second of the day, to go with a pair of goals. Garris and Haynes matched each other with two goals and one assist, while Diedrickson also got a goal. Each of Miller’s nine saves proved important as Sean Eccles led Corcoran with two goals and three assists.
ESM would play three more times this week, including a rematch with Jamesville-DeWitt (whom it lost to, 21-3, on April 8) before hosting Fulton on Thursday and going to Clinton on Saturday afternoon.