ORLANDO, Fla. - Junior goalkeeper Harrison Washuta (Maple Grove, MN) recorded 10 saves as the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team held off the SUNY Geneseo Knights 9-8 on Saturday afternoon in a back-and-forth game at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.
Geneseo (1-2) jumped out to an early 3-1 lead less than 10 minutes into the game but the Golden Knights (3-1) recovered and managed to take the 4-3 lead midway through the second quarter. Geneseo would tie the game at four later in the first half but Clarkson scored with three seconds remaining to take the 5-4 halftime lead.
Geneseo would regain the lead at 7-6 in the third quarter but three straight goals from the Green and Gold would give the Knights a 9-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Geneseo scored with 1:38 remaining to cut the Golden Knight lead to 9-8, but Dylan Broomfield won the ensuing draw, as he did all afternoon, going 19-20 in the game, and Clarkson ran out the clock to hang on for the victory.
Junior midfielder Nark Nortz (Lowville, NY) recorded two goals and two assists, while freshman Ryan St. Croix (Camillus, NY) added two goals and an assist. Senior attacks Pete Goss (Jamesville, NY) and J.R. Wright (Cazenovia, NY), as well as junior midfielders Matt Gold (Pittsford, NY) and Dylan Broomfield (Clinton, NY) and junior attack R.J. Linder (Marcellus, NY) all recorded goals for Clarkson, while junior attack Corey Herrington (Camillus, NY) tallied two assists.
The win is the third straight for the Knights, including back-to-back 9-8 victories. Clarkson next takes on Wesleyan University tomorrow night at the University of Tampa.