Barkoff Has 4G/4A as Skidmore Knocks off Vassar

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-- Cory Barkoff scored four goals and had four assists to lead the Skidmore College menís lacrosse team to a 13-7 Liberty League win over Vassar College, Saturday night at Wachenheim Field.

The 7-5 Thoroughbreds remain in Liberty playoff contention with a 3-2 league mark and a final game May 1 at Clarkson. The Brewers are 4-9 and 0-5.

Vassar hung with Skidmore early with the teams tied 2-2 in the first quarter. Barkoff took over scoring three straight goals and assisting on a fourth in a 4-0 Thoroughbred run over the end of the first and start of the second that gave the team a 6-2 lead. Vassar stayed in the game with goals by Jack Gross at 10:56 of the second and Christopher Toffoloi at 10:10 to cut the lead to 6-4.

Skidmore then put the game away with a 4-0 streak to close the second and open the third with a 10-4 lead. Mike Holden, Rob Lutin, Barkoff and Jon Bubier scored in the run.

In addition to Barkoff, Lutin had four goals and two assists and Holden finished with two goals and an assist. Matt Levesque had a goal and an assist and Sam Lawfer scored a fourth-quarter goal. Ryan Paradis had seven ground balls and won 13 of 21 faceoffs. Scott Grillo had six groundballs, while Scott Madison had four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Flip Bongaerts played the first 52:56 in net to earn the win with six saves.
Gross led the Brewers with four goals and three assists. Zach Beauchamp had a game-high 13 ground balls and won 8 of 14 faceoffs. Goalie Alex Tice has 16 saves.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (April 24, 2010) Ė Despite a career-high four goals by sophomore attack Jack Gross, the Vassar College men's lacrosse didn't have enough offensive firepower to offset a four-goal output by both Skidmore's Rob Lutin and Corey Barkoff and the Brewers fell to the Thoroughbreds, 13-7, Saturday evening in Liberty League play.

The loss drops the Brewers to 4-9, 0-5. Vassar will conclude the 2010 season next Wednesday evening, April 28, with a 7:00 p.m. game at Union College. Skidmore improves to 7-5, 3-2 and travels to Clarkson for a 1:00 p.m. game on May 1.

Gross and sophomore attack Christopher Toffoli, who tallied six goals in Vassar's previous game against SUNY Cobleskill, accounted for six of Vassar's seven goals. Toffoli augmented Gross' four goals with two of his own and senior attack Nick Cardillo had one tally.

Skidmore broke out first, getting a goal from Mike Holden 36 seconds into the contest, but Gross' first goal of the game was able to even the score at 2-2.

From that point, however, the Thoroughbreds methodically built a 9-4 halftime lead and maintained a five goal lead for the majority of the game, extending it to 12-5 with 2:54 to play in the third period following a goal by Lutin.

The Skidmore attack was bolstered by 47 shots, compared to 23 for the Brewers. Skidmore placed 29 of those shots on goal. Junior goalie Alex Tice turned in a strong performance with 16 saves in the game, his second best outing of the season.

Skidmore goalie Flip Bongaerts allowed six goals and made six saves in the game.


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