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College roundup: Lavarnway boosts Clarkson to season-opening women's lacrosse win

Feb. 27—POTSDAM — Watertown's Julia Lavarnway registered nine points, scoring two goals and assisting on seven others, as the Clarkson women's lacrosse team won its season debut with an 18-10 victory over SUNY Oswego on Tuesday.

Lavarnway, a Watertown High school graduate, came within two points of equaling her career-high for points in a game.

Lavarnway assisted on Clarkson's first two goals of the game to give the Golden Knights a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Madelynn Barnum scored six goals for Clarkson, four coming off Lavarnway assists.

Haley Millington added three goals and Brooklynne Perrigo and Makenna Cassin each contributed two for the Golden Knights. Gabby Cranfield supplied a goal and three assists, and Grace Graney chipped in a goal and an assist.

Sela Wiley led Oswego (1-1) with three goals. Julia Quirk and Madison Davis each scored twice for the Lakers.

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SLU'S SRYOKA, DUDZINSKI HONORED

St. Lawrence University's Trey Syroka was selected the Liberty League's defensive player of the year Tuesday, and the Saints' Adam Dudzinski made the league's first team.

Syroka led the Saints with 56 steals and 112 assists. St. Lawrence held opponents to 34.4 percent shooting this season, the lowest percentage in NCAA Division III. Syroka also made the Liberty League second team.

Dudzinski averaged 15.3 points a game in his first season with the Saints. He led the team in minutes played, total 3-pointers and 3-point percentage and was second on the team in blocks with 14.

MILES-FERGUSON ON FIRST TEAM

Clarkson graduate student Ryan Miles-Ferguson was named to the Liberty League first team Tuesday.

Miles-Ferguson led the league in scoring with 21.4 points per game. His point total was 75 more than any other player in the league. His 535 points are the third-highest single-season total in program history.

Miles-Ferguson, from San Mateo, Calif., also made the top 10 in program history in field goals (175), free throws (114) and 3-pointers (71). He finished his career with 1,328 points, which is eighth all-time at Clarkson.

HUESTIS ON THIRD TEAM

SUNY Potsdam senior Colton Huestis was named to the All-SUNYAC third team Tuesday.

Huestis, from Ticonderoga, paced the Bears in scoring with 14.7 points per game, which was fifth in the conference.

Huestis also hit 51 3-pointers and added 67 rebounds. He set a career-high with 32 points in a win over SUNY Oneonta.

Huestis ranks ninth in program history with 139 3-pointers.

CLINTON CC 65, JEFFERSON CC 64

No. 11 Jefferson Community College fell to host and No. 6 Clinton CC (16-10) during a first-round game of the NJCAA Region 3 playoffs Tuesday in Plattsburgh.

JCC finished its season at 10-5.

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SLU'S FLYNN ROOKIE OF YEAR

St. Lawrence University's Elizabeth Flynn was selected Liberty League Rookie of the Year on Tuesday.

Flynn, from Brentwood, Tenn., led the Saints in scoring with 11.3 points per game and in rebounds at 12.4 per game. She also totaled a team-high 29 steals and 20 blocks. Flynn's 322 rebounds are the third-most in program history.

Flynn also made the all-league honorable mention team.