Vassar vs. Clarkson
April 14, 2007
The Game Story:
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (April 14, 2007) Vassar scored the first goal of the game, but then Liberty League leading Clarkson scored the next 11 straight goals to decisively defeat the Brewers, 12-5, Saturday afternoon at Prentiss Field.

The loss drops the host Brewers to 1-11, 0-4 on the season, while improving Clarkson goes to 5-7 and 3-0. Vassar remains home on Wednesday, April 18 against Union, while Clarkson hosts St. Lawrence on April 18.

The game started promising for the Brewers when senior midfielder Steve Cataldo (West Islip, NY/West Islip) scored with 3:34 to play in the first period. Clarkson sophomore attack Greg Gibbons (Baldwinsville, NY/CW Baker) answered two minutes later with the first of his four goals on the afternoon.

Tied 1-1 at the end of the first period, Clarkson's offensive attack was unstoppable over the next two periods, scoring the game's next 10 goals.

To start the second period, sophomore attack Tom Ross (Adams, NY/South Jefferson) scored three straight goals to push the lead to 5-1. Clarkson continued to mount offensive pressure on Vassar freshman goalie Ed Pappo (Malvern, PA/Conestota), firing off 32 shots for the game. Pappo made seven games.

Clarkson scored the next six goals, getting two from sophomore midfielder Jon Cathcart (Homer, NY/Homer), two from Gibbons and single tallies each from sophomore attack Brian Hoey (Auburn, NY/Auburn) and sophomore midfielder Erik Hilfinger (Ann Arbor, MI/Huron). Hoey also added two assists to lead the Golden Knights.

Vassar made things competitive in the later part of the fourth period, scoring the game's final three goals. Senior midfielder Michael Littlefield (Floral Park, NY/Floral Park), freshman attack Cody Scandore (North Andover, MA/North Andover) and sophomore midfielder Dan Feinberg (North Haven, CT/North Haven) all scoring, for Feinberg, his first collegiate goal.

Despite its 19 shots on goal, Clarkson goalies Eric Wolery, a sophomore from Cincinnati, OH (Lakota West) and sophomore replacement John Svoren (Canisius, NY/Canisius) needed to make only four saves on the afternoon.

Clarkson held a 23-22 lead in ground balls and was a perfect 23-23 on clears. Vassar went 21-26 on clears.