Five different players scored as the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team, ranked #18 nationally, defeated Clarkson University by the score of 5-0 at Sandy MacAllaster Field on Saturday. The Saints, who improve to 13-2-2 on the season, clinched a spot in the Liberty League Tournament with the victory and will be the #3 seed with a 5-2-1 conference record. Meanwhile, the Golden Knights' season comes to an end as they finish with a 2-12-3 overall record.
St. Lawrence posted its first goal of the game in the 11th minute of play as first-year student Seyefe Brouk scored his third of the season. Senior Alex Laird headed a throw in from classmate Brian Gilloran over to Brouk, who one-touched a hard shot off the bounce just inside the right goal post to put his team up 1-0.
The Saints took a 2-0 lead into halftime after sophomore Mark Provost scored his first goal of the season. Senior Will Congdon sent a perfect through pass into Clarkson's zone where Provost quickly shot the ball past goalkeeper Saverino Spagnolo.
Just four minutes in the second half, St. Lawrence added to its cushion when Gilloran scored his eighth goal of the season. Junior Andrew Bednarsky dribbled down the right side of the end-line and dished a short pass to a cutting Gilloran, who put the ball in the net to give the Saints a 3-0 advantage.
In the 63rd minute the Saints made it 4-0 off a set piece outside of the 18 yard box. Provost hit a hard shot into the box that deflected off a Clarkson defender out to senior JJ Tipton, who took a side swing shot at the right corner for his first goal of the season.
Junior Pete Walsh capped the Saints' scoring in the 88th minute when he scored off an initial save on first-year Johnny Mendoza's shot to bring the score to its final 5-0.
Clarkson had minimal possessions throughout the game, but got its first shot on goal in the 86th minute from Paul Ancin. St. Lawrence's Aaron Costello, who came in as relief at goalkeeper for first-year student Ryan Roethel, made a nice diving save to preserve the Saints' shutout. Senior Nate Goss-Woliner earned his 10th win of the season as he was the goalkeeper in the first half but was not called to make a save.
St. Lawrence will be the #3 seed and will travel to Troy, NY to take on RPI in the semifinal game of the Liberty League Tournament on Wednesday.