Skidmore vs. Saint John Fisher
March 24, 2007
The Game Story:
SKIDMORE MEN FALL TO ST. JOHN FISHER, 10-4

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.--- St. John Fisher scored the game's first five goals on the way to a 10-4 non-conference men's lacrosse win over Skidmore College, Saturday at Wachenheim Field.

The Cardinals led 5-0 at the half before Micah Hawes-Sivitz (Conway, Mass.) got the Thoroughbreds on the board with a man-up goal from Nick Coppola (Basking Ridge, N.J.) at 12:32 of the third. Chuck McNeil (Spencer, Mass.) cut the lead to three, 5-2 at 9:30.

Dave Malone (Penfield, N.Y.) scored for Fisher at 5:10 to make it 6-2, but McNeil scored his second goal at 4:23 to cut the lead back to three, 6-3. The Cardinals regrouped and scored the final three goals of the quarter, including two goals by Chris Schmidt (West Genesee, N.Y.) in the final eight seconds to make it 9-3. Schmidt scored with eight seconds to play and then took the face-off from Dave Wood and moved quickly down the field to score with four seconds left.

Schmidt finished with three goals and an assist, while Malone ended with three goals. Matt Hargather had a goal and three assists.

McNeil led the Thoroughbreds with two goals.

St. John Fisher (3-2) goalie Brian Cummings (West. Genesee, N.Y.) had 14 saves. John Capitani (Garden City, N.Y.) had seven saves for Skidmore (0-5).

The Thoroughbreds host Amherst on Tuesday at 5 p.m.


St. John Fisher (2-3) vs. Skidmore College (0-5)

Attendance:185 Start time:1 pm End time:2:54 Total time:1:54

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot

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St. John Fisher..... 1 4 4 1 - 10

Skidmore College.... 0 0 3 1 - 4


St. John Fisher SCORING: GOALS: Chris Schmidt 3; Dave Malone 3; Matt Hargather 1; Mike Cortina 1; Jason Cirulli 1; Matt Kaiser 1.

ASSISTS: Matt Hargather 3; Jason Brannigan 1; Jason Cirulli 1; Mike Cortina 1; Chris Schmidt 1; Dave Wood 1.


Skidmore College SCORING: GOALS: Chuck McNeil 2; Matt Ward 1; Micah Hawes-Sivitz 1.

ASSISTS: Nick Coppola 1; Joe Tynan 1.


St. John Fisher GROUND BALLS: Brian Cummings 8; Will Empey 5; Matt Hargather 2; Kevin Lux 2; Matt Pompo 2; Jeff Price 2; Chris Shifflet 2; Dave Wood 2; Zack Zazzara 2; Scott Bowen 1; Ryan Kavanaugh 1.

Skidmore College GROUND BALLS: Kevin Robar 8; Scott Grillo 6; Alex Baharestani 3; Cory Barkoff 3; Addison Sherman 3; Matt Ward 3; Yosef Becher 2; Nick Coppola 2; Flip Bongaerts 1; John Capitani 1; David Leibovitz 1; Rob Martin 1; Chuck McNeil 1; Jay Shemenski 1; Chris Tennekoon 1.

SHOTS - FISHER 21; SKIDMORE 35.

SHOTS ON GOAL - FISHER 17; SKIDMORE 18.

PENALTIES - FISHER 10/9:00; SKIDMORE 7/6:00.

MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - FISHER 0-7; SKIDMORE 2-10.

FACEOFFS - FISHER 8-17; SKIDMORE 9-17.

GOALIES - FISHER: Brian Cummings (60:00 minutes, 18 shots-14 saves, 4GA); SKIDMORE: Flip Bongaerts (03:34, 2-0, 2) , John Capitani 0-5 (56:26, 15-7, 8).