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Potsdam, SLC boys lacrosse teams notch NAC wins


Potsdam Central picked up its second win in three days while St. Lawrence Central bounced back from a season-opening loss in the two NAC varsity boys lacrosse games staged on Thursday.

Potsdam 6, Colton-Pierrepont 1: At the Potsdam turf field where the Sandstoners competed at the visiting team, Hayden Hart tallied two goals and two assists to lead the winning attack. Kyle Grant also scored twice while Steven Lewis and Cody Compeau accounted for the other Potsdam goals.

Gyle Dominy broke through for the lone C-P goal in the third quarter after the Sandstoners scored the only three goals of the first half in the second quarter.

Chase Palmer turned aside 10 of the shots he faced backstopping the win while Craig Miller kept the Colts in contention with a stellar 23-save effort.

The Sandstoners return to action this evening when they play host to Salmon River starting at 6:30 p.m. while the Colts are slated to play at Salmon River next Monday at 4:30 p.m.

SLC 15, Massena 3: In Brasher Falls, the Larries worked their way to a 6-3 halftime lead before breaking open a close game with five unanswered goals in the third quarter as they regrouped from a loss to Salmon River in their season debut earlier this week.

Senior Ian Lynch sparked the winning effort with five goals and two assists. Luke Arquiett tallied three goals and one assist. Blake Baldwin generated two goals and two helpers. Styles Arquiett and Cody Burns contributed two goals apiece while junior Tyler Kowalchuk, who missed last season with a foot injury, closed out the scoring with his career varsity goal. Brody Simonds and Marshall Burninghausen each finished with a pair of assists and Eric Lynch earned a solo helper.

Grayson Phillips scored all three goals in the losing cause as the Raiders slipped to 0-2. Saki Rourke and Ross Driscoll each recorded solo assists.

Kody Kocsis handled 11 shots working the Larries’ crease. Kyle Cook had nine saves through the first three quarters between the pipes for Massena before giving way to Troi Benedict, who posted one stop.

The Larries (1-1) are now slated to play at Saranac Lake on Monday while the Raiders play host to OFA. Both games are scheduled to face-off at 4:30 p.m.


While the two NAC lacrosse games were played on Thursday, the entire NAC baseball and softball schedule was postponed due to frigid daytime temperatures that hovered in the low 30’s.


The continued wintry weather expected for the upcoming weekend has already caused changes to the schedules for the SUNY Potsdam softball team and the SUNY Canton softball and men’s lacrosse teams.

SUNY Potsdam has moved this afternoon’s doubleheader at home against SUNY Cortland to Sunday starting at 1 p.m. The Lady Bears are still slated to host SUNY Oswego on Saturday starting at noon.

The SUNY Canton softball doubleheader at SUNY Morrisville State slated for Thursday was postponed with no make-up date announced. The SUNY Canton men’s lacrosse game at Lyndon State College (Vt.) scheduled for Saturday has already been rescheduled for Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m.

The SUNY Canton women’s lacrosse team will play Green Mountain College on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Canton. That game was originally scheduled for Saturday.

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