Skidmore College spoiled Senior Day for the Clarkson University Men’s Soccer team by pulling out a 2-1 overtime victory in Liberty League action at Hantz Turf Field on Saturday afternoon.
Orion Johnson connected for the Thoroughbreds’ game-winner, knocking in a low shot off an assist from Matt Kelsey 3:16 into the extra session.
Skidmore (6-5-2, 1-2-1) took the initial lead in the contest with Sam Glickman’s unassisted goal on a low shot from the top of the box at 27:27. The Golden Knights came back to make it a 1-1 game in 51st minute. Senior Mark Secko (Shoreham, NY) started the play with a strong rush down the left sideline where he fired a shot on the Skidmore goal. The rebound came out in front where classmate Christopher Bates (Schenectady, NY) knocked in the loose ball for his second goal of the season.
Clarkson held a slim edge in shot, 11-10, while the Thoroughbreds held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-3.
Sophomore Scott Stuart (Ottawa, ONT) made three saves, while Skidmore’s Nick Peterson posted five stops in the win.
The Knights, at 6-4-1 overall and 1-3 in the Liberty League, close out the regular season with five straight games beginning with the October 19 contest at Potsdam State.