Posted by Katie Peverada
With 6:26 left to play in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, the men's lacrosse team looked poised to rally from being down 13-9. Their attempt to overcome their second four-goal deficit of the game was not enough, as they fell to the Ephs of Williams College 13-11.
Williams won the opening face off, and Conor Roddy soon scored for them. Less than five minutes later, Skidmore came right back on a man-down goal by Mike Perlow '13, which would prove to be the first of his season-high five goals. Williams, though, would up their lead to four goals as the Thoroughbreds found themselves trailing 5-1 with 13:53 left to play in the second quarter.
The Thoroughbreds went on a tear, scoring five of the game's next six goals, evening the score at 6-6. Perlow tallied his second and third goals on the run, while JP Sullivan '13 added two and Bryan Connolly 13' added one.
But the Ephs never allowed the Thoroughbreds to take the lead, as they scored seven of the next 10 goals to task Skidmore with overcoming a 13-9 deficit. And while the Thoroughbreds made a charge, late goals from Sullivan and Kevin Mulvey '16 were not enough to complete the comeback.
Offensively, Perlow's five goals proved to be the game-high, while Sullivan finished with three goals, and Mulvey and Matt Ohara '15 each had one. Connolly ended with one goal and one assist. Jon Hoeg '13 added two assists while Taylor Best '14 added one. Conor Roddy and Evan Dedominicis each had three goals to lead the Ephs.
Defensively, Matt Diaco '14 finished with 10 saves on 13 shots. Sam Christiansen '15 had six groundballs and Thomas Park '15 had four.
The Thoroughbreds fall to 2-6 on the year, but look to get back on track in Liberty League action Saturday in a home game against Vassar at 1 p.m.