Posted by Katie Peverada
Mike Perlow '13 netted three goals and an assist as the Thoroughbreds beat RPI 8-6 on Wednesday to improve to 2-1 in Liberty League play and 4-6 overall. RPI fell to 1-2 in the league and 5-5 overall.
RPI opened the scoring, but the game remained close throughout the first quarter. Perlow scored with 1:40 left to put Skidmore up 3-2, a lead they would never relinquish. When the second quarter began, the Thoroughbreds came out ready to play as they scored the first three goals. Kevin Mulvey '15 put one in at 3:24, his second of the game, to make it 6-2. RPI would add one before the half to make it 6-3 going into the break.
RPI scored the first goal of the second half to make it 6-4 and then answered a goal by Matt Ohara '15 with two more to make it 7-6 at the 13:28 mark. Just when it looked like Skidmore's lead was about to fall, a timely Perlow goal sealed the 8-6 Skidmore victory.
Perlow was the leading scorer of the day with three goals and one assist. Mulvey and Ohara each added two goals and an assist, while Jon Hoeg '13 tallied a goal and Bryan Connolly '13 added an assist. In goal, Matt Diaco '14 stood strong and made eight saves, while Taylor Best '14 added five groundballs and Brock Bakewell '15 had six.
Skidmore is back on the road against Hamilton College on April 10.