March 16, 2011

Clarkson Stumps No. 20 Conn. College

from press release

- Clarkson University built an early 4-0 first quarter lead and went on to defeat Connecticut College 12-9 in a non-conference game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Wednesday.

The Golden Knights improve to 3-1 with the triumph, while the Camels fall to 1-2 with the setback.

Junior midfielder Matt Cyr (Cheshire, Conn.) scored four goals to lead the visitors to the win. Mitch Collins (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and Brendon Shearin (Goffstown, N.H.) both scored twice for the Golden Knights.

Sophomore net-minder Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, N.Y.) stopped 15 shots in the cage for the winning side.

Connecticut College senior Ryan Hayes (Darien, Conn.) scored three goals and assisted on two others in a five point day. Stephen Eicher (Northport, N.Y.) chipped in with two scores for the Camels. Sophomore Andrew Berry (Moorestown, N.J.) added a goal and an assist.

Junior midfielder Chuck Czerkawski (Cohasset, Mass.) corralled a team-high seven ground balls and was 11-for-20 in face-off situations. Dan Gallagher (Wayne, Pa.) was a perfect 4-for-4 on face-offs in the fourth quarter of action.

Collins staked the visitors to a 4-0 lead with his goal at the 3:01 mark of the opening quarter and the visitors carried a 5-1 lead after one.

The Golden Knights extended their lead to 6-1 when Tyler Long (Liverpool, N.Y.) scored with 13:33 remaining. However, the Camel responded by scoring three of the last four goals of the half. Hayes scored twice and then assisted Tyler Corcoran (Simsbury, Conn.) for a goal with 29 seconds left and Clarkson's lead was trimmed to 7-4 at the break.

But the visitors cashed in on two extra man opportunities in the third to take a commanding 11-5 lead after three.

The Camels ended the game with a 4-0 scoring spurt of their own but it was not enough and the Golden Knights were able to hold on for the 12-9 victory.

Both teams will return to action this Saturday. The Camels will visit Amherst College for a 1:00 p.m. game, while Clarkson returns home to host RIT in Potsdam, N.Y. for a 1:00 p.m. tilt.

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