Vassar Holds Off Late Farmingdale Surge

Vassar Holds Off Late Farmingdale Surge

Vassar Holds Off Late Farmingdale Surge

Vassar College - 12, Farmingdale State - 11 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - In a game that was highlighted by a hard hitting, physical brand of lacrosse, Vassar's men's lacrosse team got a career-high six goals from sophomore Cody Scandore (North Andover, MA/North Andover) and held off a strong offensive surge from Farmingdale State, to post a 12-11 victory Wednesday afternoon at Prentiss Field.

With the victory, the Brewers improve to 2-6 on the season, while Farmingdale State drops to 0-5.  The Rams will host Morrisville State College this Saturday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m.

The Brewers built a 7-3 halftime lead, but the Rams came out of intermission with a vengeance, netting three consecutive goals to begin the third period to close the gap to 7-5.

Vassar's Scandore had an answer for every Ram tally. The sophomore scored twice in the third period for his fifth and sixth goals of the game, providing the Brewers with a narrow 9-7 lead going into the fourth period.

The last 15 minutes were action packed, with the game tied three times before the final horn sounded. Farmingdale sophomore Paul Randazzo (Hauppauge, NY/Hauppauge) equaled Scandore's play, with six impressive goals of his own, one of which tied the game 10-10 with 8:48 left to play.

Just 32 seconds after Randazzo's goal, Brewers freshman Sam Thypin-Bermeo (Princeton, NJ/The Hun School) took a centering pass from Scandore and fired a cannon shot into the upper right corner of the Rams' net to once push the Brewers ahead, 11-10. Thypin-Bermeo had three goals in the game.

Farmingdale continued to show heart as junior Sean Maxwell (West Babylon, NY/W. Babylon), who had three goals in the game, scored on a beautiful cross-field pass from teammate Eddie Rifice (Babylon, NY/Babylon) to tie the game at 11-11 with just 3:49 left to play.

The game remained tied for two more minutes before Vassar's Thypin Bermeo scored the games winning goal, lacing a shot toward into the goal off a nifty pass from sophomore Nick Cardillo (Honeoye Falls, NY/McQuaid Jesuit). The Rams would have a few final scoring chances, but were denied late in the game by Vassar sophomore goalie Ed Pappo (Malvern, PA/Conestoga) who made 13 saves.

Farmingdale goalie Teddy Leone (East Meadow, NY/East Meadow) made 19 saves.