CANTON Tommy Hovey scored three times and 20th-ranked St. Lawrence University scored four unanswered goals in the second and third quarters to capture a 9-6 victory over Skidmore College in a Liberty League mens lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon.
Nick Ford made 10 saves and Jeremy Vautour provided three assists for the Saints (4-1 overall, 1-0 conference).
Josh Metzler scored two goals and Quinn Hawkins dished out two assists to lead the Thoroughbreds (1-6, 0-1).
RIT 18, CLARKSON 8
The Tigers piled on 10 goals in the third quarter to rout the Golden Knights in their Liberty League opener in Rochester.
Kyle Aquin scored three goals and added three assists for Rochester Institute of Technology (7-0, 1-0).
Ryan Darin scored four goals and Mark Nortz finished with a goal and two assists for Clarkson (4-2, 0-1).
KEAN 7, SUNY POTSDAM 5
Richard Cheifitz scored back-to-back goals to break a 4-4 tie and put the Cougars up for good in the nonconference win over the Bears in Cortland.
Ed Doherty scored twice and Rob Kunz provided two assists for SUNY Potsdam (3-2).
Cheifitz led Kean (7-1) with four goals.
BARD 12, SUNY CANTON 7
The Raptors (4-0) scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter to capture a nonconference win over the Roos in Kingston, N.Y.
Garrett DiTullio provided a goal and three assists and Taylor Caswell scored twice for SUNY Canton (3-2).
SAINTS SPLIT TWINBILL
Mark Syron doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help St. Lawrence University beat Rochester, 4-3, to salvage a doubleheader split in Liberty League play at Rochester.
Rochester claimed a 3-0 victory in game one.
Dan Hedden scattered five hits over six scoreless innings in game two for St. Lawrence (6-5, 3-1).
Bryan Palermo went 6-for-9 on the day, including a double, and drove in three runs for the Saints, while former Immaculate Heart Central star Brian Magovney provided two hits in each game.
ROOS GET SWEPT
Kevin Hill supplied three hits overall, but the Roos lost both ends of a doubleheader to Penn State-Abington, 6-0 and 3-2, in Jenkintown, Pa.
The Roos surrendered a 2-1 lead late in game two, allowing a two-run double to Diego Melendez in the bottom of the fifth.
BEARS DROP TWO
Freshman shortstop Jordan Ott shined for the second straight day, but the Bears were again shut out twice at the Dot Richardson Tournament in Clermont, Fla.
SUNY Potsdam lost its first game to Kalamazoo College, 9-0, then dropped a five-inning game to Middlebury College, 10-0.
Ott went 3-for-4 with two triples and a double in game one for the Bears (0-4).
JEFFERSON CC 5-13, ANNE ARUNDEL CC 2-1
Freshman leadoff batter Lauren Labiendo went 4-for-7 on the day and the Cannoneers pounded out 20 hits to open the season with a doubleheader sweep of Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md.
Paige Morgia and Jane Judware each hit a home run, and six players finished with at least two hits in game two for JCC (2-0).
Brooke LaLone and Haley Riley combined to win both games for the Cannoneers.
SUNY CANTON 18, MEDAILLE 6
Hannah Christiansen provided three goals, two assists, and six draw controls as the Roos cruised to a nonconference win over the Mustangs in Canton.
Keeley Rice finished with a team-high five goals to go with an assist for SUNY Canton (2-3).
Megan Poupore scored three times while Lora Ardoin and Tress Goolden each generated two goals and two assists for the Roos.
RPI 8, ST. LAWRENCE 1
Tom Luchars and John Megas won at third doubles to give the Saints their only match victory in a Liberty League loss at Schenectady.
St. Lawrence fell to 6-4.
ST. LAWRENCE 7, RPI 2
Olivia Arroyo and Morgan McNeal each rallied to win their respective singles matches and lift the Saints, ranked 20th in the Northeast Region, to a Liberty League victory over No. 15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Schenectady.
Arroyo trailed 5-4 in the second set of her match at second singles, but came back to win the set and the match, 6-2, 7-5.
McNeal dropped the first set and was down 4-1 in the second before storming back to win in three for St. Lawrence (9-1, 1-0).
SAINTS TROT TO FINALS
All five St. Lawrence competitors advanced to the championships at the Zone 2 Region 2 Regional Championship Horse Show at the Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Hall in Canton.
Emily DAlessandro won the regional championship in open equitation on the flat, and was second to teammate Alyssa Bokor in the open equitation over fences.
Fellow Saints Emma Sutphen advanced in intermediate on the flat, Jessie Lewis moved on in novice equitation on the flat, and Mackenzie Alderman placed second to qualify in intermediate fences.
The Zone Championships are slated for April 6 in Fairfield, Conn.