Men's soccer blanks Clarkson, 1-0

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Matt Wolff '12 scored in the 64th minute to help lead the Skidmore College men's soccer team to a 1-0 Liberty League victory over Clarkson, Oct. 22 at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds improve to 6-10-1 overall and 2-4-1 in league play, while the Golden Knights fall to 4-10-1 overall and 2-5-0 in the Liberty League.

Neither team was able to generate a good scoring opportunity in the first half, as they combined for just eight shots.

Skidmore came out aggressive in the second half, putting pressure on the Clarkson defense early before breaking through on Wolff's goal. Adam Beek '15 sent a perfect cross from the corner that Wolff dove across the box and headed past Scott Stuart for his first tally of the year. The Golden Knights were able to get a few corners late but were unable to capitalize as the Thoroughbreds held on for the 1-0 win.

Skidmore outshot Clarkson 14-11 and both teams finished with five corners.

Nick Peterson '12 made four saves to record his sixth shutout of the season, while Scott finished with two saves.

The Thoroughbreds are at Union on Oct. 29.

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