SYRACUSE Midfielder Henry Schoonmaker scored 28 seconds into overtime to lift the top-ranked Syracuse mens lacrosse team to a 17-16 victory over No. 10 Albany in front of 6,484 fans Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
Randy Staats assisted on the game-winning goal and led the Orange with five goals and two assists.
Dylan Donahue provided three goals and two assists, and Billy Ward added a career-high three goals for SU (2-0).
It was a game much like last years, Orange head coach John Desko said, referring to Albanys 16-15, double-overtime win at the Dome in 2013. Fortunately, we had the ball last and were able to put them away with a play we set up at the end of the game. My hats off to Albany. They came into the Carrier Dome and played a great game.
Albany went on a 5-0 run over the final 10 minutes of regulation to force overtime, capped off by a John Maloney goal with two minutes, six seconds left.
Maloney scored three times while Ty Thompson added five goals and his cousin, Lyle Thompson, provided five assists for the Great Danes (0-1).
SU improved to 8-3 in one-goal games in the last two years and 9-1 in its last 10 games against opponents ranked in the top 10.
The Orange start Atlantic Coast Conference play at home Saturday versus Maryland.
SYRACUSE 18, CANISIUS 6
Carthage native Kailah Kempney moved closer to setting the Oranges career draw controls record as SU routed Canisius in its home opener in front of 1,442 fans at the Carrier Dome, the fourth-highest attended game in program history.
Kempney finished with two assists and a game-high seven draw controls for the Orange (3-0). The junior attacker and 2011 Times All-North Most Valuable player has 171 draw controls at SU, just 10 shy of tying Christina Dove (2007-10) for the program record.
Senior Alyssa Murray tallied two goals and four assists to move into a tie for fourth-place on the SU career goals scored list.
Former South Jefferson standout Kayla Scully registered 12 saves for Canisius (0-1).
SUNY POTSDAM 5, SUNY CANTON 2
Senior assistant captain Amanda Lucky finished with three goals and two assists to power the Bears in Canton.
SUNY Potsdam improved to 12-8-3, tying its single-season record for wins set in 2012.
Jessica Silviera and Jordan Ott each provided a goal and two assists for the Bears.
Karley Cree scored a short-handed, unassisted goal for SUNY Canton (8-14-3).
SUNY CANTON 62, VERMONT TECH 49
The Kangaroos went on a 12-2 run over the final five minutes to capture a nonconference victory in Canton.
Sam Annorh finished with 19 points, five rebounds and five assists for SUNY Canton (8-13).
HUDSON VALLEY CC 85, JEFFERSON CC 79
Jose Reyes scored 23 points and David Suski tallied a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Vikings (12-11) outlasted the Cannoneers for a Region 3 overtime victory.
Jefferson CC dropped to 7-16 overall.
VERMONT TECH 64, SUNY CANTON 56
Brianna Sayer set a career high in scoring for the second time this week, but the Kangaroos were outscored 14-4 over the final four minutes and suffered a nonconference loss to visiting Vermont Tech (11-14).
Sayer scored 22 to pace SUNY Canton (6-16). She scored 17 in a 71-66 victory against the same opponent on Wednesday.
HUDSON VALLEY CC 87, JEFFERSON CC 76
Jasmine Canady scored 24 points to pass the 1,000 mark for her career, but the Cannoneers suffered a Region 3 loss to the Vikings in Troy.
Shikera Lawson scored 26 points and MyAsia Alston added 24 for Hudson Valley CC (13-7).
Alyssa Crosby scored 24 points while Kathleen Coloney and Alesha Waterman added 14 apiece for Jefferson CC (17-5).
Canady has 1,005 career points and is second on the schools all-time list.
ST. LAWRENCE 5, CORNELL 4
Vir Seth and Anderson Good each won in five games to power the Saints past the Big Red in the Potter Cup consolation finals at Harvard University.
St. Lawrence finished fifth in the tournament, going 2-1, and completed the dual match portion of their season with a 13-4 record, the best in program history.
The Saints made their second straight appearance in the Potter Cup, which features the top eight teams in the nation and attained their highest national ranking, fourth, and best finish in the national team tournament with Sundays fifth place match win.