AMSTERDAM - The Amsterdam Rams were outshot 51-18 on their way to an 11-3 defeat at the hands of the Queensbury Spartans at Lynch Literacy Academy on Monday.
The Spartans (3-2) used excellent ball movement and a patient approach to stymie Amsterdam for the better part of three full quarters. The Rams (1-2) outscored Queensbury 2-0 in the third frame but were otherwise outplayed by a wide margin.
The Spartans controlled the ball with success throughout the first quarter. Colin Gaunt got Queensbury on the board midway through, and Michael Carpenter angled one past Amsterdam goalie Dillon Smith soon after. Ben Willows found Carpenter for another goal later in the quarter. Carpenter had the hot hand for the Spartans early on, registering four first-half goals in total.
Amsterdam’s Luigi Iorio (22) carries the ball upfield while Queensbury’s Cameron Brown (8) defends during Monday’s boys lacrosse game at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Shaun Anich)
The Rams were outshot 14-6 in the first and missed their best chance to convert a goal when Jon Magaletti shot one off the right post in the latter stages.
Queensbury dominated the second quarter to the tune of a 17-2 shot differential. Willows ripped a shot toward the Amsterdam goal just six seconds into the frame, a trend that would continue for the remaining 11:54. Willows was able to convert a few minutes later, and Carpenter tallied two goals within one minute of each other later on in the quarter. A fourth goal flew past Smith near the end of the stanza, but Smith did a good job of limiting the damage considering the circumstances. The netminder saved nine shots in the quarter and stopped 21 on-target rips in total.
Magaletti got the Rams on the board with 45 seconds remaining in the first half when he launched one past Queensbury goalie Teddy Nolan.
Down 7-1, Amsterdam turned it up in the third. They were able to put together solid possessions on their way to outshooting the Spartans 9-7. Magaletti flung one in at the 5:35 mark, and Magaletti struck again with just over one minute left to trim Queensbury's lead to 7-3.
The Spartans responded in a big way once the fourth quarter began. They held the Rams to just one shot on goal while adding four more scores to their total. Drew Wilson logged his first goal of the season 25 seconds into the quarter, while Willows added his second and third of the game. Greg Weeks also found the back of the net.
Smith finished with 18 saves for the Rams.
The Rams will look to rebound when they travel to Utica Proctor on April 14.
Queensbury 11, Amsterdam 3
Queensbury3 4 0 4 - 11
Amsterdam 0 1 2 0 - 3
Goal Scoring Summary
Queensbury: Carpenter 4, Willows 3, Gaunt, Goody, Weeks, Wilson
Amsterdam: Magaletti 3