CANTON, N.Y. — Brenton Jones scored his second goal of the season early in the first half and St. Lawrence completed the third undefeated, untied regular season in program history with a 1-0 win at arch-rival Clarkson on Saturday.
The Saints, 16-0-0 and 8-0-0 in Liberty League play, will start the post-season portion of the 2011 season when they host Vassar, the fourth seed in the Liberty League tournament, at Sandy MacAllaster Field in the league tournament semifinals on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The 2011 Saints, who outscored their opposition 39-4 in the regular season, set season records for goals against average and senior goaltender Brian Abernethy tied the single-season shutout record with 12, needing just one save against the Golden Knights. Abernethy, who leads the nation in goals against average at 0.13 and is second in save percentage at .933, won his 15th of the season and has not allowed a goal since Sept. 10.
Jones scored the game-winner at 13:01 as he got the second touch after Sam DeMello’s pass was blocked and then headed up into the air by a Clarkson defender. Jones controlled the ball, got past a Clarkson defender and put a hard shot between Clarkson keeper Scott Stuart and the post. It was the second goal of the year for Jones and his first career game-winner.
No. 3 Christopher Newport 7, Greensboro 0
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Senior Winston Mattheisen moved into a tie with Oscar Gomez-Romero for the all-time scoring title at Christopher Newport as he helped the third-ranked Captains beat Greensboro College (4-5-5, 3-3-0) on the road 7-0. The Captains (15-0-1, 6-0-0) scored five times in the second half to run away with their 15th win of the season, wrapping up an undefeated USA South run in 2011.
With his goal in the 62nd minute, Mattheisen tallied his 113th career point, tied for the best all-time at CNU. He is also just two goals shy of tying the all-time best mark of 51 career goals set by Ian MacPherson. He scored the goal off an assist from the Captains all-time leader in assists, Brian Lybert, who also chipped in a goal seven minutes later. Lybert has 11 goals and 11 assists on the year, for a team-high 33 points, tied for the eighth-best season in school history.
CNU sophomore Caleb Lewis netted the eventual game-winner in the 15th minute for his second score of the year. Senior Steven Farmer kept rolling, scoring his fourth goal in the last three games in the 28th minute to give CNU a 2-0 lead.