POTSDAM The Carthage boys lacrosse team scored 12 unanswered goals in the second half to open its season by capturing the 400th victory in program history, a 15-3 win over Indian River, in a Frontier League game Friday night at SUNY Potsdam.
Carthage coach Kirk Ventiquattro, the programs only head coach, improved his career record to 400-101, and has won 19 Frontier League titles in 26 years.
Good. Im glad its over because I want to concentrate on the 2014 season, Ventiquattro said of his 400th career win.
This isnt something I did. Its something this program did. This community has backed me for 26 years and Ive had some excellent coaches here.
The Warriors opened the game with a zone defense, which Ventiquattro called the Syracuse zone, and led 3-2 early in the third quarter.
But the Comets rattled off 12 straight goals to put the game away. Bailey Wilkinson finished with three goals and seven assists to lead the Comets, while Alex Gillette scored five goals and Bryan Peloquin provided three goals and three assists.
Paul Bracy and Josh Yelvington each had two goals and one assist, and Trevor Gibbons made nine saves for Carthage.
Logan Prudhomme scored twice for Indian River (1-1, 0-1).
Potsdam 13, Heuvelton 4
Sophomore Kalie Grant and senior Annette Rishe accounted for all the offense as the Sandstoners beat the Bulldogs in a Northern Athletic Conference game in Potsdam.
Grant produced seven goals and four assists and Rishe added six goals and three assists for Potsdam (2-0).
Jackie Sovie finished with three goals, while Maddie St. Pierre also scored for Heuvelton.
HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA 9 SOUTH JEFFERSON 6
The Spartans fell behind 7-1 at halftime before rallying in the second half during a season-opening loss at Honeoye Falls.
Morgan Alexander led South Jefferson with four goals, while Maddie Knapp, Stephanie Green and Sidney Hall also scored.
Morgan Breau led Honeoye Falls-Lima, a perennial state challenger, with two goals and two assists.