Clarkson vs. Vassar
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
Ten different Golden Knights scored goals, led by junior Greg Gibbon’s (Baldwinsville, NY) three tallies, and the Green and Gold’s defense put in another solid effort as the 20th-ranked Clarkson University Men’s Lacrosse team defeated Vassar College 14-6 on Saturday afternoon in Liberty League play at SUNY Canton.

Clarkson, which improved its record to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference, controlled play from the start jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first 15 minutes and taking a 6-2 advantage into the half. The Knights continued to roll in the third quarter outscoring Vassar 6-2 for a 12-4 lead after 45 minutes. The teams traded two goals apiece in the fourth quarter.

Junior Brian Hoey (Auburn, NY) paced the Knights’ offense with a game-high six points, including four assists. Gibbons tallied four points (3-1), while junior Tom Ross (Adams, NY) scored twice and added an assist.

Freshman Sam Thypin-Bermeo (Princeton, NJ) and sophomore Cody Scandore (North Andover, MA) scored two goals apiece for Vassar (3-9, 0-4).

Clarkson out shot the Brewers 31-21. Both teams had 33 ground balls. Senior Greg Lamb (Baldwinsville, NY) posted five saves on nine shots, while classmate John Svoren (Hamburg, NY) made one save in 12:24 of play for the Knights. Junior defenseman Andrew Kott (Auburn, NY) picked up a team-high six ground balls for Clarkson.

Seniors Jon Cathcart (Homer, NY) and Steve Kennedy (Niskayuna, NY), juniors Andrew Bachman (Queensbury, NY), Cory Schneider (Yorktown, NY) and Erik Hilfinger (Ann Arbor, MI) and freshman Mitchel Collins (Baldwinsville, NY) and Mike Simmons (Clinton, CY) rounded out the Clarkson goal scorers.

Clarkson faces arch-rival St. Lawrence University in a key Liberty League game on Wednesday on the Saints’ home field in Canton, beginning at 4:00 p.m.