Clarkson vs. Saint Lawrence
April 20, 2005
The Game Story:
Senior goaltender Joe Zebrowski (Liverpool, NY), with help from a solid defensive effort, back the Clarkson University Lacrosse team to a 12-4 victory over arch-rival St. Lawrence University in Liberty League action on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at Hantz Field.

Junior Brian Hanlon (Marcellus, NY) and freshmen Jon Cathcart (Homer, NY) and Steve Kennedy (Niskayuna, NY) scored three goals apiece to power the Golden Knights’ offense and Zebrowski finished with 10 saves in Clarkson’s second straight win over their North Country neighbor.

Senior Rich Burritt (Oswego, NY) and freshman Jon Parks (Canton, NY) chipped in one goal and two assists each for the Green and Gold. Sophomore Mike McKenna (Camden, DE) rounded out the Clarkson goal scorers.

The Knights’ starting defensive unit of senior Brad Ciszewski (Syracuse, NY) (7) and sophomores Nick Lavdas (Lafayette, NY) (5) and Logan Street (Kingston, NY) (3) combined to record 15 ground balls.

The Clarkson rookies put the Knights in command early as Cathcart, Kennedy and Parks gave the Green and Gold a 3-0 lead after the opening 15 minutes. Clarkson and St. Lawrence (6-5, 1-3 Liberty League) traded two goals in the second period as the Knights took a 5-2 lead into intermission.

The Knights outscored the Saints 3-0 in the third quarter and tallied their fourth unanswered goal early in the fourth quarter to hold a 9-2 advantage with 13:12 left to play.

After the Saints’ made it 9-3 at 10:19, Hanlon completed his hat trick with his team-high 14th goal of the season with 9:53 remaining. McKenna and Kennedy sandwiched goals around a St. Lawrence score in the final eight minutes to close out the scoring.

Andy Centauro led the Saints with two goals.

Clarkson out shot St. Lawrence 34-22 and held a 52-29 advantage in ground balls.

Justin Demuth started in goal for the Saints and posted nine saves while allowing eight goals through 43:04 of action. Brendan Dooley played the final 16:56 for St. Lawrence and posted two stops.

The Knights, who have won three of their last four, own a 6-5 overall record and are 3-1 in the Liberty league. The Knights host conference foe Union College at Hantz Field on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.