Clarkson Rides Fast Start To Sweep Over Mercyhurst
Clarkson used a fast start to trigger a 6-2 victory over Mercyhurst in nonleague men's soccer action on Sunday.
The Knights had their best first period of the season, as they jumped all over the Lakers, outshooting them 17-6 and netting goals from Alex Campbell and Grant Cooper. Clarkson's team speed helped on the first goal as Luke Mobley was able to blast a shot on net and Alex Campbell's middle drive allowed him to blast home the rebound. The Knights used their puck possession to frustrate the Lakers, which drew two penalties and allowed the Knights to capitalize on Cooper's Goal. The Knight followed up a great first with a dominating second period as they jumped all over the Lakers. Alex Campbell got his second of the game and then Mathieu Gosselin scored 2 straight to put the Golden Knights up 5-0 midway thru the period. Anthony Callin scored his 3rd of the season late in the second to finish of a complete 20 minute effort. In the third, Mercyhurst was finally able to get on the board on the power play, when Underwood went off for hooking at 9:15. After Oldham lost the shut out bid, Coach Jones inserted Jacob Mucitelli into the game for his first collegiate action. Mercyhurst did score at the 12:45 mark to make it 6-2. Mucitelli settled in to make 4 saves. At the 6:00 minute mark of the 3rd, Dustyn McFaul received a 5 min major for boarding, but the Knights were able to kill off the full 5 min power play for Mercyhurst. Kris Oldham, the Sr. from Anchorage, Alaska, made 19 saves on 20 shots in his 5 start of the season. Jacob Mucitelli made 4 saves on 5 shots. The Knights were 1 for 2 on the power play and killed off 3 of 4 Mercyhurst Power Plays including a full 5 minute major penalty. The Knights will have a layoff this week as they prepare for a home game against Colgate on Dec. 23. This will be a non-conference game against their ECAC rival. Puck Drop will be 4 pm and can be streamed on ESPN+ or heard via B99.3 with Mike Vaillancourt or on 91.1 Clarkson Radio.
No fans will be allowed in Cheel still as the school looks to keep in line with the health plan set in place with state and local health officials