Potsdam, NY – Despite holding #19 St. Lawrence to only 10 shots on the afternoon, the Clarkson University Men's Soccer team came up short against the rival Saints 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
The Golden Knights finish the regular season with a record of 3-12 (1-7 Liberty League), while the Saints improve to 13-2-2 (7-1 Liberty League) on the year.
St. Lawrence got on the board in the 4th minute when Praveen Balakumaran handled a cross in the attacking zone and centered a pass to Seyefe Brouk, who took a running start and kicked the ball to the right of a diving Clarkson goalkeeper Michael King (Verona, NJ) to give the Saints the 1-0 lead.
Scoring chances were hard to come by throughout the game as the teams combined for just 15 shots. Angelo DiFrancesco (Penfield, NY) had the best opportunity for the Knights in the first half, but his shot in the 13th minute was saved by Saints goalkeeper Aaron Costello.
The Saints would get on the board again a the beginning of the second half as Jamal Samaroo found Mark Provost in the middle of the box, and he did the rest, finishing with a hard ground ball to the right of King to put St. Lawrence up 2-0.
St. Lawrence would add a third goal in the 65th minute to reach the final of 3-0. Marco Parisi (Guilford, CT) had the best chance on net for the Golden Knights in the second half, but his shot was stopped by Costello.
The two teams combined for only six shots on net, but St. Lawrence held an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks.