Skidmore vs. Union
April 11, 2009
The Game Story:
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-- Matt Levesque (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) scored six goals to lead the Skidmore College men's lacrosse team to a 14-7 Liberty League win over Union College, Saturday at Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbreds are 6-4 overall and 1-2 in Liberty play, while the Dutchmen fall to 5-4 and 1-2.

Skidmore came out strong, taking a 3-0 lead in the game's first three minutes on goals by Rob Lutin (Port Washington, N.Y./Schreiber), Cory Barkoff (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset), and Levesque. Barkoff made it 4-0 at 5:54, before Union got on the board on Ted McKenna's goal with 1:54 to play in the quarter.

The teams traded goals in the second quarter with Ben Cornell (Natick, Mass./Middlesex) scoring for the Thoroughbreds to make it 5-2 at the half.

In the third, the Dutchmen cut the lead to two on Andrew Higgins's goal at 14:43. Levesque got one back at 7:33 from Coppola. Union's Christopher Jacobson scored two straight, including a man-down goal at 9:22 and an even goal at 8:25 to pull his team to within one, 6-5.

Skidmore responded with a 6-0 run that bridged into the fourth quarter to open a 12-5 lead. Levesque and Coppola had two goals each in the run with Lutin and John Bubier also scoring. The Dutchmen scored two late to make it 12-7, but Levesque scored twice in the final five minutes for the 14-7 final.

In addition to his six goals, Levesque had five ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Coppola had two goals and five assists. Lutin finished with two goals and an assist and Barkoff had two goals and two assists. Defender Scott Grillo (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) had six ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Jacobson finished with three goals for Union, while Ethan Mayer had three assists.

Skidmore out shot the Dutchmen 45-28. Flip Bongaerts (Summerland, Calif./New Canaan) had 12 saves in goal for the Thoroughbreds, while Christopher Keinath had eight saves in 49 minutes for Union.

Skidmore will host Middlebury on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.



Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2009 Skidmore College Men's Lacrosse
UNION vs Skidmore College (Apr 11, 2009 at Saratoga Springs, NY)

UNION (5-4, 1-2 Liberty) vs. Skidmore College (6-4, 1-2 Liberty)
Date: Apr 11, 2009 Location: Saratoga Springs, NY Stadium: Wachenheim Field
Attendance:225 Start time:1 pm End time:2:56 Total time:1:56


SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
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UNION............... 1 1 3 2 - 7
Skidmore College.... 4 1 5 4 - 14

UNION SCORING: GOALS: Christopher Jacobson 3; Ted McKenna 1; Scott
Garibaldi 1; Andrew Higgins 1; Kevin Rautenstrauch 1.
ASSISTS: Ethan Meyer 3; Brendan Kinnane 1.

Skidmore College SCORING: GOALS: Matt Levesque 6; Nick Coppola 2; Cory
Barkoff 2; Rob Lutin 2; Ben Cornell 1; John Bubier 1.
ASSISTS: Nick Coppola 5; Cory Barkoff 2; Paul Koeniger 1; Rob Lutin 1.

UNION GROUND BALLS: Kevin Rautenstrauch 6; Christopher Keinath 5;
Derek Mayer 4; Derek Witheford 4; Charles Hovsepian 3; Nick Blanchard
2; Robert Sullivan 2; Sean Aaron 1; Jack Farrell 1; Scott Garibaldi 1;
Andrew Higgins 1; Brendan Kinnane 1; Matt Livingston 1; Ethan Meyer 1.

Skidmore College GROUND BALLS: Scott Grillo 6; Cory Barkoff 5; Matt
Levesque 5; Flip Bongaerts 4; Steve Johnson 3; Scott Madison 3; Chris
Tennekoon 3; Alex Baharestani 1; Nick Coppola 1; Ben Cornell 1; Alex
Giaimo 1; David Leibovitz 1; Ryan Paradis 1; Jacques Ward 1.

UNION TURNOVERS CAUSED: Derek Witheford 3; Sean Aaron 1; Nick
Blanchard 1; Charles Hovsepian 1; Christopher Keinath 1; Will Mahony
1; Kevin Rautenstrauch 1; Robert Sullivan 1.
Skidmore College TURNOVERS CAUSED: Scott Grillo 3; Matt Levesque 3;
Alex Baharestani 2; Chris Tennekoon 2; Flip Bongaerts 1; Tom Levesque
1.

SHOTS - UNION 28; Skidmore College 45.
SHOTS ON GOAL - UNION 19; Skidmore College 23.

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

TURNOVERS - UNION 29; Skidmore College 22.

FACEOFFS - UNION 12-23; Skidmore College 11-23.

CLEARS - UNION 23-26; Skidmore College 19-24.

GOALIES - UNION: Sean Aaron (12:07 minutes, 3 shots-1 saves, 2 GA) ,
Christopher Keinath 4-4 (48:53, 20-8, 12); SKIDMORE: Flip Bongaerts
6-3 (58:06, 19-12, 7).

Start time: 1 pm Finish time: 2:56 Length of game: 1:56
Officials:.

A-225 T-1:56