OSWEGO, N.Y.– The men’s lacrosse team at SUNY Oswego has made the playoffs for the first time in nine years. The lacrosse team started off the season six and one, which was their best start since 2013.
“None of us have really been here since Coach Bezek’s been here but we’re excited its something new,” Senior Tyler Nason said. “We played Cortland already so we know we can beat them.”
There are six teams in the SUNYAC and the top four make the playoffs each year. The Lakers will play Cortland for the semifinal game, but Cortland has been the champion the past eight years.
“We got new coaches this year so that has been a big help,” Junior Bobby Emerson said. “Plus our new incoming freshman have been pretty good and we’ve been getting better offensively and defensively every day.”
The Lakers lost to Cortland eleven to four earlier in the season, but they are confident going into tomorrow’s game.
“You know it’s something we’ve been focusing on the three and a half years I’ve been here,” Head Coach Drew Bezek said. “Making it a priority obviously putting yourself in a spot to play in May.”
If the Lakers lose to Cortland, they have a bright future ahead of them. Their starting goalie is a freshman and their top three point scorers are sophomores. If the Lakers win, they will play the championship game against the winner of the Brockport versus Plattsburgh game.