Vassar vs. Morrisville
March 28, 2012
The Game Story:
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (March 28, 2012) – Trailing 8-2 with 3:04 to play in the game, the Vassar College men's lacrosse team scored four goals in 56 seconds and tacked on a fifth goal with 30 seconds to play, but ran out of clock in a frenetic 8-7 loss to Morrisville State College on Wednesday evening at Weinberg Field.

When Morrisville freshman attack Jack Martocello scored his sixth straight goal to provide the Mustangs with an 8-2 lead with 7:10 to play in the game, the outcome appeared academic. But starting at the 3:04 mark, the Brewers went on a four goal blitz in 56 seconds to come within 8-6 and then added a seventh tally to trail 8-7 with 30 seconds remaining. Vassar called consecutive time outs, the last with 14 seconds to play, but were unable to successfully orchestrate a game-tying goal and force overtime.

The defeat drops Vassar to 2-5 on the season and is the third one-goal loss this year. Morrisville improves to 3-3. The Brewers next host defending Liberty League champion Skidmore on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Gordon Field. Morrisville next travels to Keuka for a 3:00 pm game on Saturday.

At the 3:04 mark, senior Christopher Toffoli started the four goal in 56 second scoring brigade. His goal was followed by tallies from junior midfielder Jareyong Ko, senior midfielder Matthew Pearce and two in a row from sophomore attack Max Herman to draw within 8-7. Herman had the hat trick for Vassar, the fourth of his young career.

Vassar's first timeout came with 24 seconds remaining and the second with 14 ticks left. Good man-to-man pressure from the Mustangs prohibited the Brewers from initiating movement toward goal and a shot on net to even the contest.

The first half was largely uneventful as Morrisville took a slim 3-2 lead. The Mustangs broke out in the third and fourth periods, scoring five straight goals, two coming from Martocello and two from freshman attack Jeremy Beresovoy for a seemingly safe 8-2 lead. Beresovoy had three goals for the Mustangs.

Vassar sophomore goalie Andrew Nicol, who came into the game ranked third in the nation in saves, made nine in the contest. Morrisville senior goalie Michael Hinchey made seven saves.