Vassar vs. Cobleskill
April 25, 2009
The Game Story:
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, (April 25, 2009) -- Ten different players scored for the Brewers, including hattricks by senior midfielder Isaac Krull and freshman attack Jack Gross, as the Vassar menís lacrosse team rolled to a comfortable 17-7 victory over visiting SUNY-Cobleskill at Gordon Field on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. The 17 goals represents a season-high for the Brewers, topping a 15-goal effort in an April 8 15-9 victory at SUNY-Farmingdale.

Vassar improves to 5-9 on the season and concludes its 2009 campaign on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. when the Brewers host Cazenovia College on Senior Day. A victory by the Brewers over Cazenoiva would set a program record for wins in a season with six.. SUNY-Cobleskill falls to 2-10 on the season.

Vassar broke open a 4-2 game by scoring the only four goals tallied in the second period. Early in the third period, sophomore attack Sam Thypin-Bermeo increased the lead to 9-2, before Cobleskill senior attack Andrew Abbott ended the Vassar five-goal run. Vassar also scored five consecutive goals in the fourth period, with junior midfielder Dave Bryantís first goal of the season providing Vassar with its biggest lead of the game, 15-4.

Vassar jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the gameís first 10 minutes with goals by junior midfielder Nick Cardillo, senior midfielder Ross MacKenzie, freshman midfielder JR Ko, and Krull. Cobleskill scored two goals late in the period, with sophomore attack Jake Hutchins and Abbott scoring for the Fighting Tigers.

In Vassarís 17 goal production, Ko, Cardillo, and junior attack Sean Murray all scored twice.. Murray, Thypin-Bermeo, and freshman attack Christopher Toffoli all contributed two assists for Vassar. Abbott tallied three goals for SUNY Cobleskill.

Vassar dominated the game statistically, outshooting the Fighting Tigers 49-24 and holding a 72-30 advantage in ground balls. Vassar Freshman midfielder Matthew Pearce went 9-for-11 on face-offs for the Brewers..

Cobleskill junior goaltender Robert McDonald played well, making 18 saves for the Fighting Tigers. This included a second-period sequence where he made a pair of outstanding stops in the span of a minute, denying Cardillo up high before making a point-blank save on Thypin-Bermeo. Sophomore Alex Tice made 10 saves in the first half for Vassar before being replaced at intermission by junior Ed Pappo, who made two stops.