Skidmore vs. Clarkson
April 21, 2007
The Game Story:
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.--- The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team remained unbeaten in Liberty League play with a 12-8 win over Clarkson University, Saturday at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds (4-0 Liberty, 5-6 overall) are a half game in front of 3-0 St. Lawrence with two games to play. Clarkson (3-1, 5-8) drops its first league game of the season.

Chuck McNeilChuck McNeil (Spencer, Mass.) led Skidmore with five goals, including the first two of the game. Micah Hawes-Sivitz (Conway, Mass.) added four second-half goals.

Clarkson fought back from an early three goal deficit to tie the game 7-7 on Brian Hoey's (Auburn, N.Y.) man-up goal from Greg Gibbons (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) with 4:54 to play in the third quarter.

Skidmore patiently dominated the rest of the way, scoring five of the game's final six goals for the 12-8 final.

Matt Ward (Concord, Mass.) started the run with an unassisted goal at 1:55. Hawes-Sivitz then scored with six seconds to play in the quarter after Thoroughbred goalie Jon Capitani (Garden City, N.Y.) made a point blank save with 20 seconds left and quickly got the ball to McNeil who passed to Hawes-Sivitz, who ran by two Clarkson defenders for the score.

In the fourth, Hawes-Sivitz would score two more times and McNeil once. Skidmore defenseman Andrew Eifler (Baltimore, Md.) had a goal and six ground balls.

Gibbons finished with four goals and three assists for Clarkson. Hoey had two goals and an assist.

Capitani had six saves for the Thoroughbreds. Eric Wolery (Cincinnati, Ohio) had 12 saves in relief for the Golden Knights.

Skidmore will host RPI on Wednesday at 4 p.m.