Vassar vs. Skidmore
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
POUGHKEESPIE, NY (April 18, 2009) -- The Skidmore menís lacrosse team scored five straight goals to begin the second half and never looked back, as the Thoroughbreds notched a 17-8 win over Vassar College on Saturday afternoon at Gordon Field.

Vassar falls to 4-8 on the season and 0-5 in Liberty League play and will next host Union College on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. Skidmore improves to 7-5 on the season, 2-3 in the Liberty League, and travels to Hamilton College for a 6:00 p.m. game on Wednesday.

Leading 8-5 going into the second half, the Thoroughbreds scored five unanswered goals in less than six minutes to open up the third quarter, including two consecutive goals from sophomore Ben Cornell as well as a goal and two assists from junior attack, Matt Levesque. While the Brewers were able to break up the rally with a goal from freshman Jack Gross, Skidmore attack Rob Lutin scored two straight goals to close out the third quarter and give his team a commanding 15-6 lead.

Skidmore scored the first three goals of the game in the first five minutes, but the Brewers responded with two straight goals from sophomore attack Sam Thypin-Bermeo to end the first quarter of play. The two teams traded goals throughout the second quarter, although the Thoroughbreds nabbed the last two of the half to take an 8-5 lead.

The Skidmore offense was led by senior attack Nick Coppola, who tallied three goals and four assists on the afternoon, along with junior Matt Levesque, who continued his stellar season with three goals and four assists. Junior Rob Lutin had four goals for the Thoroughbreds and sophomores Jeremy Goldman and Jon Bubier had three and two goals, respectively. Goldman had two assists as well.

Vassar was led by Thypin-Bermeoís three goals, while freshman Jaeryong Ko tallied a goal and an assist. Gross, junior Sean Murray, and seniors Dan Feinberg and Issac Krull all notched a goal in the loss, while freshman Jeff Lee picked up his first career assist. On the defensive end, sophomore Zach Beauchamp continued his impressive season, picking up 11 groundballs and causing nine turnovers.

The Thoroughbreds put up 43 shots in the game, compared to Vassarís 26. Sophomore goalie Alex Tice had five saves on the day for Vassar. Skidmore goalie Flip Bongaerts had eight saves and improves to 7-4 on the season.