Skidmore vs. Babson
February 28, 2009
The Game Story:
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.--Nick Coppola (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) and Matt Levesque (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) scored five goals each to lead the Skidmore College men's lacrosse team to a 16-6 win over Babson College in the season-opener for both teams Saturday at Wachenheim Field.

Coppola also had five assists for 10 points on the day, while Levesque added three assists to finish with eight points.

The Thoroughbreds dominated from the start, grabbing a 2-0 lead on first-quarter goals by Alex Giaimo (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) and Matt Levesque. Andrew Packer (Hudson, Ohio) cut the lead to one with Babson's lone goal of the half at 9:42. Then Skidmore put the game away with a nine goal run that extended into the third quarter for an 11-1 lead. Coppola had five of the 11 goals and assisted on one. Matt Levesque scored twice and Tom Howley (Colonia, N.J./Northfield Mount Hermon) and Jeremy Goldman (Port Washington, N.Y./Schreiber) each had solo tallies during the run.

Babson answered the run with third-quarter goals by Bryan Wilbur and Packer to make it 11-4, but the Thoroughbreds ran off five straight to open it up 16-3. The Beavers got three late goals by E.J. Peterson (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) for the 16-6 final.

Skidmore out shot Babson 57-20 and held a 45-35 ground ball advantage.

Flip Bongaerts (Summerland, Calif./New Canaan-Conn.) and Vivek Huded (Haddam, Conn./Loomis Chaffee) combined for eight saves for the Thoroughbreds. Max Owen (Hamilton, N.J./Pennington) had 11 saves in the first half for the Beavers, while Mike Saucier (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin) had four saves in the second half.

Skidmore is at Hartwick on March 7.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2009 Skidmore College Men's Lacrosse
Babson vs Skidmore College (Feb 28, 2009 at Saratoga Springs, NY)
Babson (0-1) vs. Skidmore College (1-0)
Date: Feb 28, 2009 Location: Saratoga Springs, NY Stadium: Wachenheim Field
Attendance:145 Start time:1 pm End time:3:05 Total time:2:05


SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Babson.............. 1 0 2 3 - 6
Skidmore College.... 3 7 5 1 - 16

Babson SCORING: GOALS: E.J. Peterson 3; Andrew Packer 2; Bryan Wilbur
1.
ASSISTS: Ryan Abely 1; Jon Standen 1.

Skidmore College SCORING: GOALS: Nick Coppola 5; Matt Levesque 5; Ben
Cornell 1; Cory Barkoff 1; John Bubier 1; Jeremy Goldman 1; Alex
Giaimo 1; Tom Howley 1.
ASSISTS: Nick Coppola 5; Matt Levesque 3; Ben Cornell 2; Cory Barkoff
1; John Bubier 1.

Babson GROUND BALLS: Ryan Abely 4; Christian Ebert 3; Tyler Low 3;
Mike Lydon 3; TEAM 3; Cam Caruso 2; Thomas Cykana 2; E.J. Peterson 2;
Ryan Kucinski 2; Andrew Packer 2; Mike Saucier 2; Brian Magner 1;
Thomas Mallon 1; Andrew Marr 1; Max Owen 1; Kevin Sayet 1; Jon Standen
1; Bryan Wilbur 1.

Skidmore College GROUND BALLS: Cory Barkoff 5; Scott Grillo 5; David
Leibovitz 5; Nick Coppola 4; Alex Baharestani 3; Scott Madison 3;
Jeremy Herrmann 2; Matt Levesque 2; Rob Lutin 2; Ryan Paradis 2;
Jacques Ward 2; Flip Bongaerts 1; Ben Cornell 1; Dan DeMartini 1; Matt
Geisinger 1; Nolan Hartley 1; Vivek Huded 1; Michael Jennings 1; Paul
Koeniger 1; Chris Tennekoon 1; Mike Torpe 1.

Babson TURNOVERS CAUSED: Christian Ebert 2; Tyler Low 2; Max Owen 2;
Ryan Kucinski 1; Scott Schachter 1; Kyle Tucker 1; Bryan Wilbur 1.
Skidmore College TURNOVERS CAUSED: David Leibovitz 4; Scott Grillo 2;
Alex Baharestani 1; John Bubier 1; Nick Coppola 1; Jeremy Herrmann 1;
Scott Madison 1; Ryan Paradis 1; Chris Tennekoon 1.

SHOTS - Babson 20; Skidmore College 57.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Babson 14; Skidmore College 31.

PENALTIES - Babson 4/3:30; Skidmore College 4/5:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - Babson 1-4; Skidmore College 2-4.

TURNOVERS - Babson 34; Skidmore College 26.

FACEOFFS - Babson 11-24; Skidmore College 13-24.

CLEARS - Babson 16-25; Skidmore College 25-28.

GOALIES - BAB: Max Owen 0-1 (30:00 minutes, 21 shots-11 saves, 10 GA)
, Mike Saucier (30:00, 10-4, 6); SKIDMORE: Flip Bongaerts 1-0 (30:00,
4-3, 1) , Vivek Huded (30:00, 10-5, 5).

Start time: 1 pm Finish time: 3:05 Length of game: 2:05
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