Saint Lawrence vs. Vassar
April 7, 2012
The Game Story:
CANTON, NY (April 7, 2012) – Down 5-1 late in the second period, the Vassar College men's lacrosse team stormed back with four straight goals to tie its Liberty League contest against St. Lawrence, and kept the pressure on the Saints who needed late fourth period goals to pull away from the Brewers and register an 11-8 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Against the powerful Saints, the Brewers got off to a slow start, trailing 5-1 with 11:20 to play in the second period, but thanks to four straight goals – three by senior attack Christopher Toffoli – the Brewers stormed right back into the contest and had the game tied 5-5 at intermission. Trailing 10-7 with 4:07 to play, the Brewers stayed strong, getting a goal from senior attack Jack Gross with 2:32 remaining, but were unable to upset St. Lawrence for a second straight year.

The loss drops Vassar to 2-7, 0-3 in the Liberty League. St. Lawrence improves to 8-1, 2-1. Vassar will travel to SUNY Cobleskill on April 11 for a 4:30 p.m. game. St. Lawrence travels to Clarkson for a 4:00 p.m. game on April 11.

"The guys played hard as always and gave St. Lawrence a good run," said head coach Marc Graham.

The Brewers faced an onslaught of St. Lawrence shots, 52-15 in the Saints' favor, but held strong throughout. Sophomore goalie Andrew Nicol kept the Brewers in the contest with a 20 save game.

After halftime, St. Lawrence edged ahead with four of the game's next give goals, two coming from Jacobson. Vassar sophomore attack Max Herman tallied his second goal of the game with 3:33 to bring Vassar within 7-6, but the Saints were able to answer with two straight goals from Dave Schoettler and Jacobson.

Jacobson at the 2:17 mark of the third period and 8:28 mark of the fourth period.

St. Lawrence got a pair of hat tricks in the game from senior attack Kyle Jacobson and junior attack Mac Johnson. That duo scored five of St. Lawrence's first seven goals.

Over the final eight minutes of the game, the teams traded two goals each.

Toffoli and sophomore attack Max Herman kept pace, scoring four and three goals respectively.

St. Lawrence led in ground balls, 34-21, but the Brewers got six from freshman midfielder Scott Brekne.