Nazareth Erases Early Deficit, Downs Clarkson

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nazareth outscored Clarkson 9-4 over the final three quarters Wednesday to erase an early deficit, and the Golden Flyers evened their record at 2-2 with a 10-7 victory over the Golden Knights at Onondaga Community College.

Nazareth got two goals apiece from junior Trevar Haefele, sophomore Nick Loscalzo and freshman Jason Boike. Freshman goalie Scott Brown had a career-best 15 saves.

Nazareth trailed 3-1 after the first quarter, but rallied behind a pair of second-period goals from Boike and one from senior Chris Peterson to tie the score at 4-4.

Nazareth's first lead of the game came with 7:34 left in the third period as freshman Luke Wooters netted his team-leading 11th goal of the season off an assist from Loscalzo. After Clarkson tied the score three minutes later, Loscalzo gave Nazareth the lead for good with an unassisted score with 2:43 left in the period.

The Golden Flyers added four more goals in the fourth quarter, including two by Trevar Haefele to stay ahead. Junior Chris Aycock gave Nazareth a two-goal cushion at 7-5 with an unassisted score at 11:52. Clarkson stayed close as Peter Goss scored his third goal of the game four minutes later.

Trevar Haefele scored off an assist from his brother Troy with 4:29 left, but Clarkson countered with a goal from Corey Herrington with 1:40 to go.

Sophomore Drew Simoneau won the ensuing faceoff and Nazareth capitalized as Trevar Haefele scored again with 1:06 to go. Simoneau duplicated that effort to get Nazareth one more possession and Loscalzo was the beneficiary this time as he scored Nazareth's 10th goal with :43 left.

Brown, meanwhile, had his best game in goal as he made 11 of his 15 saves in the second half to preserve Nazareth's lead. The Golden Flyers finished with a 41-37 edge in shots, but Clarkson had a 25-15 advantage in the second half. Simoneau continued his solid faceoff work by winning 12 of 20 draws and he collected a game-high 11 ground balls.

Goss had three goals for Clarkson and Herrington added two goals and three assists. Knights' goalie Ryan Cole had 16 saves.

Nazareth plays again Sunday against 19th-ranked St. Lawrence at Cornell University at 1:00 p.m.

2013-03-06



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