Saint Lawrence vs. Skidmore
April 12, 2003
The Game Story:
April 12 - Senior captain Rob Russell scored two goals and added three assists to lead the St. Lawrence University men?s lacrosse team to a 11-4 win over Skidmore in an Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association game on St. Lawrence?s North Country Field on Saturday afternoon.

Russell, an attack from Madison, CT, had missed the Saints last two games due to a shoulder injury, and played limited minutes on Saturday, with much of his time coming in man-up situations. Russell took advantage of his time on the field, however, tying a season high with the five-point performance.

He helped the Saints jump out to a quick first quarter lead, setting up Josh Feine?s quick-stick goal less than 10 minutes into the game to give the Saints a 3-0 lead. After the Thoroughbred cut the lead to two, he again set up Feine, who made a nice moved to beat Skidmore goaltender James DeGorter for his 20th goal of the season for a 4-1 lead. Russell got his third assist of the day with the man-up offense, setting up Tim Loveless for a breakaway on a broken Skidmore clear attempt to give the Saints a 7-1 halftime lead.

With three assists under his belt, Russell added two goals to his total, scoring early in the third quarter on a breakaway to give St. Lawrence an 8-1 lead. He added a man-up goal on a bounce shot into the top left corner to give the Saints a 10-2 lead early in the fourth quarter.

The Saints offense was balance on Saturday, with Russell, Loveless, Feine, Chris Hanbury and Peter Dolan each scoring two goals. Feine and Loveless added one assist apiece, and Alex Moore had three assists on the afternoon. Mike Palladino also scored a goal for St. Lawrence.

Richard Palmer led Skidmore with two goals, and Chris Bivona added two assists for the Thoroughbreds. de Gorter made 12 saves on the afternoon for the Thoroughbreds, who fall to 6-5 overall, 2-2 UCAA.

Steve Salotti made 19 saves for St. Lawrence, now 8-1, 2-1. The Saints will travel to Troy next weekend to face Rensselaer at 11 a.m. on Saturday.