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West Genesee midfielder Matt Schattner (8) goes for a face-off during last Friday’s game at Baldwinsville. Schattner had two assists as the Wildcats beat the Bees 8-1.

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Wildcats go 3-0 as milestone win nears

Messere now just one from tying national mark

A weird sort of atmosphere settled over the West Genesee boys lacrosse team in the second week of April as a large chunk of history loomed ahead. The quest to put head coach Mike Messere ahead of the 747 wins Ward Melville’s Joe Cuozzo earned and become the all-time national leader for victories was nearing its climax. Success in three games during the week of the school break would put Messere just one win from Cuozzo’s mark.


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