Skidmore vs. Babson
March 4, 2006
The Game Story:
SKIDMORE MEN'S LACROSSE OPENS BIG AGAINST BABSON, 12-3
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.--The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team made quick work of Babson College, 12-3 to give first-year coach Jack Sandler his first career win.

Senior All-American Tom Spinella (New Hartford, N.Y.) opened the scoring for the Thoroughbreds at the 9:25 mark of the first quarter. Junior Micah Hawes-Sivitz (Conway, Mass.) scored the next two to give Skidmore a 3-0 lead after one.

Babson's Jason Wellemeyer (Pembroke, Mass.) scored at 12:40 of the second, but it was all Skidmore after that. The Thoroughbreds scored the next six and nine of the next 10 for the 12-3 win.

Spinella finished with four goals, while Hawes-Sivitz (Conway, Mass.) had two goals and four assists. Freshman Nick Coppola (Basking Ridge, N.J.) added two goals and three assists and sophomore John Kotsinonos (Princeton Junction, N.J.) scored three goals.

Mike O'Connell (Dedham, Mass.) led Babson (0-1) with two goals.

Senior All-American goalie James deGorter (Ithaca, N.Y.) had six saves and six ground balls for the Thoroughbreds (1-0). Max Owen (Hamilton, N.J.) had 12 saves for Babson.

Skidmore is at Haverford on March 11.

BABSON.............. 0 1 0 2 - 3

Skidmore College.... 3 1 3 5 - 12


BABSON SCORING: GOALS: Mike O'Connell 2; Jason Wellemeyer 1.

ASSISTS: Nick Fessenden 1; E.J. Peterson 1.


Skidmore College SCORING: GOALS: Tom Spinella 4; John Kotsinonos 3;

Micah Hawes-Sivitz 2; Nick Coppola 2; Joe Tynan 1.

ASSISTS: Micah Hawes-Sivitz 4; Nick Coppola 3; Joe Tynan 1; Matt Ward

1.


BABSON GROUND BALLS: Daniel Kowalik 7; Adam Boone 3; Michael Collins

2; Brad Gillispie 2; 39 1; Tom Belheumer 1; Mike Maher 1; Mike

O'Connell 1; Max Owen 1; Barrett Purdum 1; TEAM 1; Bryan Wilbur 1;

Thomas Wong 1.

Skidmore College GROUND BALLS: James deGorter 6; Matt Ward 6; Yosef

Becher 4; Nick Coppola 3; Kevin Robar 3; Joe Tynan 3; Micah

Hawes-Sivitz 2; Rob Martin 2; Scott Schnipper 2; Tyler Arnot 1; Alex

Bharestani 1; Ted Cavan 1; Phil D'Angelis 1; Andrew Eifler 1; Marcus

Schott 1; Tom Spinella 1.


SHOTS - BABSON 20; SKIDMORE 39.

SHOTS ON GOAL - BABSON 9; SKIDMORE 24.


PENALTIES - BABSON 5/3:00; SKIDMORE 8/7:00.

MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - BABSON 1-8; SKIDMORE 1-5.


FACEOFFS - BABSON 6-19; SKIDMORE 13-19.


CLEARS - BABSON 14-23; SKIDMORE 20-23.


GOALIES - BABSON: Max Owen 0-1 (60:00 minutes, 24 shots-12 saves, 12

GA); SKIDMORE: James deGorter 1-0 (59:24, 9-6, 3) , Evan Bjorklund

(00:36, 0-0, 0).


Officials:.


A-120 T-1:56