Union vs. Clarkson
April 6, 2013
The Game Story:
Box Score

SCHENECTADY, NY – Junior attack Nate Greenberg scored twice, and juniors Rob Santangelo and Greg Mooney each had a goal and an assist, but Union men's lacrosse (5-4, 0-2 Liberty League) fell 8-6 to Clarkson (7-3, 2-1 Liberty League).

Clarkson's Brendon Shearin had three goals, Corey Herrington added three assists, and Dylan Broomfield had an outstanding day in the faceoff circle (11-for-17) to go along with 11 ground balls to lead the Golden Knights.

Clarkson's defense shut down Union in the second half, holding the Dutchmen to just one shot in the fourth quarter, while its offense helped the Golden Knights rally from a one goal deficit at halftime. Clarkson goaltender Ryan Cole made all of his six saves in the first half, while Union sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Basile made 10 stops on the night.

The Dutchmen got off to a solid start, as senior midfielder Joe Cordrey scored on a rush to the net at 10:46, and junior midfielder Greg Mooney answered with a goal on Union's next possession at 9:59 to put the home team up 2-0.

Clarkson answered as Robert Linder took a pass from Matt McCabe and beat Basile high from right in front of the net at 8:35, and Peter Goss added another with 1:28 left in the opening quarter to tie the game at 2-2.

Union went on a three-goal run to open the second quarter as Santangelo scored his second of the season from in close at 12:49. Greenberg notched a man-up goal with a shot on the move into the top corner at 8:55. Junior midfielder Jonathan Andrews scored off a feed from Mooney at 5:59 to give Union its biggest lead of the game at 5-2.

But Clarkson responded as Shearin notched his first of the game with a goal on the move from 10 yards out at 5:11, and Matthew Gold scored at 1:13 to cut the Union lead to 5-4 at the half.

Shearin tied the game at 5-5 early in the third quarter with a shot over the shoulder of Basile at 9:48. Greenberg answered with Union's lone goal in the second half at 5:44, but Linder scored his second of the game with :32 left to tie the game at 6-6 heading into the fourth.

Gold notched the go-ahead score from a wide angle at 10:52 of the fourth quarter on a nice feed from Herrington, and Shearin capped off his solid night with a goal at 3:04 to seal the win.

Union will take on Williams College on the road next Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in its final non-conference game of the season.