Skidmore vs. Hamilton
April 11, 2012
The Game Story:

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team suffered an 11-9 loss to Hamilton in Wednesday night's non-league matchup at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds fall to 5-6 on the season, while the Continentals improve to 6-4.

Skidmore got out to the early lead behind back-to-back goals from Mike Perlow and J.P. Sullivan, but Hamilton answered right back with goals from Jon Leanos and Paul Armedio. The Thoroughbreds responded as Perlow and Sullivan each found the back of the net once more to give them a 4-2 lead after one.

The Continentals made it 4-4 as Luke Walsh and Henry Burchenal tallied the first two goals of the second quarter. But once again Skidmore answered back with a pair of goals from Richie Davis and Bryan Connolly before Bryan Hopper closed the first half scoring to get Hamilton within one, 6-5 at the break.

Goals from Hopper and Burchenal to start the third gave the Continentals their first lead of the game at 7-6. Connolly tied it back up on his second goal of the game with 51 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Hamilton tallied the first three goals of the final frame to take a 10-7 lead with 4:16 remaining. Josh Trachtenberg cut the lead to two with 3:01 remaining before Luke Sadoff pushed it right to three with his second goal of the night. Trachtenberg brought it back to within two with 53 seconds left, but Skidmore was unable to get any closer as the Continentals held on for an 11-9 win.

Connolly and Perlow each finished with two goals and an assist, while Sullivan and Trachtenberg finished with two goals apiece for the Thoroughbreds. Ryan Paradis won 15-of-24 faceoffs and picked up a game-hihg eight ground balls. Matt Diaco took the loss as he made 14 saves on 25 shots.

Hopper scored a game-high four goals, while Burchenal and Sadoff tallied two goals each for Hamilton. Max Vaickus earned the win, finishing with nine saves.

The Continentals outshot Skidmore 54-28, while the Thoroughbreds held a slight 31-30 advantage in ground balls.

Skidmore hosts Clarkson in Liberty League action this Saturday at 5 p.m.