Cazenovia boys lacrosse players, including goalie Trevor Cross (4), Keaton Ackermann (6) and Pat Karmis (9), watch as play unfolds amid heavy snow in Saturday’s game against Baldwinsville at Cazenovia College’s Christakos Field, where the defending state Class C champion Lakers prevailed 13-5 over the Bees.
It started last Wednesday against Onondaga, the game moved from the Tigers’ home turf to Morrisville State, where Jason Longo, the son of head coach Jim Longo, has led the program since 2010.
Cazenovia had no trouble here, shutting out the Tigers 17-0. Five different Lakers had goals in an 8-0 first quarter, and the margin grew to 12-0 by halftime, the romp only slowed down by a running clock in the second half.
Teddy Dwyer broke through with four goals and one assist. Mann and Brown each finished with three goals and one assist as Jake Lewis found the net twice. Willard contributed a goal and two assists, with Hunt, Keaton Ackermann, Derek White and Kevin Porter also scoring. Peter Burr and Sam Langan got credited with assists.
Just 24 hours later, in a game moved to Colgate University’s Tyler Field, Cazenovia smashed past Clinton in much the same manner, prevailing 17-2.
The margin was 9-0 by the end of the first quarter and 13-0 by halftime as White put up a career-best four goals, plus an assist.
Willard and Brown both finished with three goals and two assists, while Hunt got his first varsity hat trick, earning three goals and one assist. Mann had a goal and two assists, helped by Jake Lewis, Ryan Henderson and T.J. Connelian, with one goal apiece.
In its only action last week, Cazenovia’s girls lacrosse team took too long to get going, ultimately paying a price for it in last Tuesday night’s 10-7 defeat to Westhill.
Except for Audrey Burbidge’s goal that tied it 1-1, the Lakers were quiet in the early portion of the first half and fell behind, 4-1. Grace Milmoe cut the margin to two, but the Warriors struck twice more and carried a 6-2 advantage to the break.