J-D lacrosse knocked off by Niskayuna

Red Rams drop battle of state's top-ranked Class B teams

— Once again, though, the Rams slowed down, and Niskayuna traded goals until seizing a 9-8 lead late in regulation. Frustrated, J-D drew a penalty, and in the Silver Warriors' man-up situation, Lucas Maloney poured in his fourth goal past Joe Shapiro with 49 seconds to play.

Trailing 10-8, the Rams won the ensuing face-off and saw defender Scott Firman charge to the net, taking a well-timed pass from Mike Engstrom and firing it pas Niskayuna goalie Evan Quinn with 31 seconds left to cut the margin back to one.

Niskayuna got the next face-off, but J-D forced a turnover and, with 6.5 seconds left, called a time-out to set up a possible tying goal. The Rams never got a shot, though, as the Silver Warriors forced one more turnover and time expired.

Feiner, with two goals and one assist, was the lone J-D player other than Evans to find the net more than once. Jeff Edwards joined McKee and Firman with single goals as Conal Brady, Mike Perkins and Lucas Johnson had one assist apiece.

Shapiro recorded 15 saves, while Quinn had 10 saves. While Maloney had those four goals, it was Mike D'Amario, with three goals and three assists, that anchored the Silver Warriors' attack as Luke Goldstack added two goals and two assists.

J-D only has two regular-season games left, with trips to Fulton on Tuesday and Cortland on Thursday, giving the Rams lots of practice time to work on whatever went wrong against Niskayuna before the post-season - and perhaps, a distant rematch with the Silver Warriors.

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