Saint Lawrence vs. Skidmore
April 16, 2005
The Game Story:
Apr. 16: Brendan Bellefeuille’s goal at 3:09 in the fourth led Skidmore to an 11-10 upset of the Saints Men’s Lacrosse Team in Liberty League action at North Country Field Saturday afternoon. The Saints fall to 6-4 overall and 1-2 in league play. Skidmore improves to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in league play.

Senior captain Alex Moore put the Saints on the board first at 1:12 into the game with his 17 th of the season. Matt Ward tied it for the Thoroughbreds just 27 seconds later. Skidmore then took the lead at 6:17 when Tom Spinella scored his league-leading 34 th goal of the season. Saints sophomore Pete Glass answered with a man-up goal at 7:36 to knot the score at 2-2. Sophomore Andy Centauro gave St. Lawrence a 3-2 lead with his seventh of the season at 10:42 in the opening quarter. Bellefeuille scored his first of the day with 1:35 to play in the quarter to tie the game at 3-3. Moore scored his second of the day with just six seconds remaining to give the Saints a 4-3 lead at the end of the quarter.

Skidmore responded in the second quarter with goals from Rich Palmer and John Kotsinonos to take a 5-4 lead at 7:00 in the quarter. Sophomore Ben Lynch scored at 10:05 to tie the game at 5-5. To open the third, freshman Ben Prime scored twice in just over two minutes to give the Saints a 7-5 lead. Sophomore Nick Mastine scored his team-leading 19 th goal to push the lead to 8-5 with 11:29 to play in the third quarter. Skidmore responded with three straight, including two man-up goals, to tie the game again at 8-8. Bellefeuille, Tom Spinella, and Palmer all scored for the Thoroughbreds. Centauro scored again at 8:12 to give the Saints a temporary 9-8 lead. Palmer scored for Skidmore just 37 seconds later to tie the game again. The quarter ended at a 9-9 tie.

Spinella scored for the Thoroughbreds just 1:28 into the final quarter to give his team a 10-9 lead. Freshman Kevin Russell answered with his 17 th of the season at 4:10 to knot the game again. But it was Bellefeuille who had the final tally, with just 3:09 to play that gave Skidmore the 11-10 win.

Sophomore Justin Demuth finished with a season-high 15 saves in the loss for St. Lawrence. James de Gorter finished with 15 saves in the win for Skidmore. The Saints hit the road on Wednesday, April 20 to face their North Country rival, the Clarkson Golden Knights.