Hartwick vs. Springfield
March 11, 2006
The Game Story:
March 11, 2006 : - (Pride need overtime to defeat Hawks)
ONEONTA, N.Y. – With Springfield College and Hartwick College men's lacrosse teams having a history of tight games, including a one-goal game last season, the two teams did not disappoint today as the Pride needed a goal in overtime to defeat the Hawks, 17-16, in a non-conference game at All-Weather Field Saturday.

With Hartwick down a goal with just over four minutes remaining in the contest, Springfield spread the field and was able to keep possession for almost the remainder of the game until the Hawks came up with a turnover with 50 seconds remaining.

After a good clear on the ensuing possession, head coach Bill Bjorness called time out to draw up a play with 26 seconds on the clock. Junior midfielder Pat McCormack (West Genesee/Camillus, N.Y.) took the ball and circled from behind the net and connected to tie the score at 16-all with four seconds on the clock.

In overtime, the Pride gained possession first but were unable to get a score. Hartwick called another time out to set up a play in hopes to find the net for the final goal.

After the time out, Springfield got a turnover and countered quickly. Junior midfielder Adam Toutain (Lewiston/Lewiston, Maine) came up with the ground ball and streaked down the near sideline before beating a defender and finding the back of the net for the game-winner in dramatic fashion.

McCormack led the offensive attack for the Hawks with five goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Mike Debrossy (Westfield/Westfield, N.J.) was right behind him with four goals and one assist, while sophomore midfielder Blaine Meyer (Conestoga/Wayne, Pa.) contributed three goals.

Sophomore midfielder Tyler Montgomery (Brunswick/Brunswick, Maine) led the Pride with five goals, while teammate Taylor Brown (Governor Dummer/Portsmouth, R.I.) and Jake Beebe (Lincoln Sudbury Regional/Sudbury, Mass.) each had three goals.

In a game that saw over 100 shots, Hartwick goalie Jason Fautas (Sachem/Holtsville, N.Y.) came up with 18 saves, while Springfield’s Kyle Cloutier (South Hadley/South Hadley, Mass.) picked up 19 saves.

The Hawks, who fell to 0-3 overall on the year, will travel to Centenary College for a non-conference game at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Springfield (1-1) 3-7-4-2-1---17
Hartwick (0-3) 6-4-2-4-0---16
Goals-Assists: Springfield – Tyler Montgomery 5-0, Taylor Brown 3-0, Jake Beebe 3-0, Adam Toutain 2-0, Pat Cavanaugh 2-0, Steve Krasco 1-0, Chris Jez 1-0, Kevin Lynch 0-2, Rob Seiler 0-1, Jake Jones 0-1.
Hartwick – Pat McCormack 5-1, Mike Debrossy 4-1, Blaine Meyer 3-0, Brian Miller 2-1, Lee Austin 1-0, Chris Vogler 1-0, Steve Caramello 0-1.
Shots: Springfield 62, Hartwick 47.
Ground Balls: Springfield 56, Hartwick 36.
Face-offs: Springfield 27-for-36, Hartwick 9-for-36.
Clears: Springfield 14-for-23, Hartwick 22-for-27.
Man-ups: Springfield 1-for-4, Hartwick 3-for-6.
Saves: Kyle Clouthier (SC) 19, Jason Fautas (HC) 18.