The nationally 18th ranked SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse team is not to be messed with.
The team is a power house in D3 Lacrosse. Last season they went undefeated in conference play and the Red Dragons finished their last season 14-6. The team had an overall .307 shot percentage and an average of 43.3 shots per game.
Going into the 2017 season Cortland is looking to make yet another run for the conference tittle. By the look of their first game the Red Dragons have a good shot if they keep up their fearless play.
The Red Dragons kicked off their 2017 season with a high scoring win 15-9 against Scranton. Cortland came out firing in the first quarter, scoring give goals while Scranton only scored trhee. Cortland set the tone of the game early by letting Scranton know they are here to play. With a slow second quarter, Cortland’s offense was held to their 5 goals. Scranton decided to pick it up and put in some work to tie the game up going into the half making the score 5-5.
After the half Cortland came out with some fire and dominated the 3rd quarter, scoring 6 consecutive goals. Cortland’s defense shut down Scranton’s offensive during the third quarter. They did not let them score at all and in the process took control of hte game. In the fourth quarter, both teams put up four goals.
The SUNY Cortland Red Dragons took the win with a final score of 15-9
Men's Lacrosse Opens Season with 15-9 Win vs. Scranton https://t.co/x0UBNY6s4U
— Cortland Athletics (@RedDragonPride) March 1, 2017
On the day Cortland had five of its goals scored by junior Thomas McNaney. This was his first game as a Red Dragon and he played up to the standards of the Cortland team.
This game was a clear message to the other teams in the Cortland’s conference that they are here to play and they will continue to keep their highscoring going.
Taking a look at the Red Dragons upcoming schedule, it looks like they are going to have a few good games coming up. They also will be travelling to Virginia beach to play a game which will be a nice change of weather for them.