April 4, 2013

Broncos’ offense too much for Generals

Filed under: Men's Lacrosse — Giorgio Varlaro @ 4:28 am
Supplied via Athletic Website

Supplied via Athletic Website

Herkimer, NY – Led by sophomores David Fernandez and Devlin Clarke, who combined for six goals and three assists, the SUNY Delhi Broncos came in to Wehrum Stadium Wednesday night an handed the Herkimer Generals a 13-7 loss.

Getting things started for the Broncos (4-2) were Fernandez and Brendan Caoli. Each netted goals within minutes of each of other (14:45 and 12:19) thanks to superb assists by teammates Dan Badolato and Devlin Clarke.

Answering back for the Generals (5-3) were Berek Martichuski and Davey Mitchell, scoring goals at 11:05 and 9:35, which knotted the score up at 2-2. Assisting on Martichuski’s goal was sophomore Joe Lopopolo.

Finishing out the scoring in the first quarter, which saw six goals combined from each team, was SUNY Delhi. Clarke and Fernandez netted goals past General goalie Jon Cooper and extended the lead back to two goals (4-2).

Extending the lead to 7-3 for the Broncos was James Massett, Jordan Owen and Fernandez. The Generals didn’t respond until there was 4:11 left in the second quarter, amassing over 20 minutes of game play with no goal when Generals Jace Sowden netted one of his two goals in the game. The Broncos finished the half up 8-3 after Clarke tallied a hat-trick.

Down, but not out, the Generals fought their way to score first in the second half, on an assist from Mitchell to Sowden, dropping the Bronco lead to 8-4 with 11:34 left in the third quarter.

Answering on unassisted goals for SUNY Delhi were Dan Caliendo, Caoli and Fernandez which brought the Bronco lead to seven (11-4) early in the fourth quarter. Herkimer’s Martichuski netted a goal, plus freshman Nicholas Suits netted two in the final quarter, but with the Broncos still up by five (12-7) with 4:12 left in regulation, time ran out for the Generals.

The Herkimer Generals next game is against Jefferson Community College on Saturday (3/6). Herkimer will host the Cannoneers at Wehrum Stadium at 3 p.m. As for the Broncos, they will host the MVCC Hawks at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


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