Tampa, FL - Junior Corey Herrington (Camillus, NY) had a hand in seven of the 12 goals for the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team's 12-9 victory over 14th-ranked Wesleyan University and became the 24th member of the Golden Knights' 100-point club in the process on Wednesday night at the University of Tampa.
The Golden Knights won their fourth straight game to improve to 4-1 in 2014, while Wesleyan dropped to 4-2. Clarkson returns home this week and will face top-ranked RIT on Saturday.
Wesleyan held a 6-2 lead heading into the waning moments of the second period, but Robert Linder (Marcellus, NY) scored on a pass from Herrington with 12 seconds left in the half to give the Golden Knights a little bit of momentum for the second half. In the third, another late goal allowed Clarkson to complete the comeback and tie the game up at 8-8 when junior Mark Nortz (Lowville, NY) tallied with seven seconds remaining. The fourth quarter was all Clarkson, as the Knights outscored Wesleyan 4-1 in the final 15 minutes, taking the lead for good at 8:45 when Mark Nortz scored another unassisted tally.
Senior Peter Goss (Jamesville, NY) led the way with four goals and Nortz added three more, while Herrington produced seven assists, and he finished with nine for the weekend, moving him into the top 15 all-time at Clarkson. Ryan St. Croix (Camillus, NY) added two goals and an assist and Linder had a goal and an assist. Junior Matt Gold (Pittsford, NY) and James Wright (Cazenovia) also had one goal apiece. For Wesleyan, Graham Macnab had three goals and an assist.
Dylan Broomfield (Clinton, NY) led the Knights with six groundballs and goalkeeper Harrison Washuta (Maple Grove, MN) made 10 saves, including six in the second half.