Christopher Newport vs. Vassar
March 17, 2009
The Game Story:
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (March 17, 2009) -- Christoper Newport University scored three goals in a seven minute span of the third period to break open a tight game against the Vassar men's lacrosse team, and fought off a three goal fourth period by the Brewers to escape with an 8-6 victory on Tuesday evening in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. More details on this game will follow.

The Brewers, 2-3 on the season, will play their final spring break trip contest this Friday, March 20, at Widener University against Newmann College at 7:00 p.m. Christoper Newport improves to 4-2 and hosts Hood College on Saturday evening.

The Brewers went toe-to-toe with the Captains, and only the offensive surge by the hosts earned them the victory. Following a goal by sophomore midfielder Sam Seymour (Winchester, MA/Winchester) that brought Vassar within a goal at 4-3, Christoper Newport tallied three straight goals in a 7:10 span to increase its lead to 7-3. The Captains got goals from Justin King, Rob Koster and John Glaser in that span, to break open a tight game.

Vassar opened the fourth period with a purpose, getting two goals from junior midfielder Nick Cardillo (Honeoye Falls, NY/McQuaid Jesuit) and Seymour's second of the game to draw within two goals, 7-5, with 11:04 to play. The game went scoreless for 5:30 until King notched his second tally of the game with 5:29 to play, pushing the Captains ahead 8-5.

Cardillo made the game interesting with his man-up goal, his second of the contest, with 2:26 to play.

The Brewers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead to start the game, after sophomore attack Sam Thypin-Bermeo (Princeton, NJ/Hun School)scored one minute into the contest and senior midfielder Ross McZenzie (Hewlett, NY/Jewlett) followed two minutes later. Christoper Newport answered with four straight goals, three in the final nine minutes of the first period and one tally four minutes into the third period. Neither team scored in the second period.