Hinderliter Nets Three As Vikings Clinch Playoff Berth

CONTACT: Lawrence Snyder, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, April 17, 2017

The Hudson Valley Community College lacrosse team (5-3) defeated SUNY Broome Community College (2-7) 12-6 on Monday afternoon.

Hudson Valley won the opening faceoff and controlled play early with a long offensive possession before Broome took the ball the other way, taking a 1-0 lead. The Vikings answered with a goal by Chris Breault (Agawam/Agawam, MA) from Aaron Thorpe (Ballston Spa/Malta). Josh Moseman (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) scored a few minutes later from Mark Calicchia (Shaker/Loudonville) to put Hudson Valley out in front, but the Hornets would tie the game at two late in the first.

Hudson Valley opened the second quarter with a goal, when Breault found Thorpe on the back side for a high to high ripper. Broome answered four minutes later to tie the game, but Moseman sliced through the defense and stung the corner to put the Vikings on top at the half 4-3.

Neil Swingruber (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) found his stroke just two minutes into the second half off of a look from Austin Hinderliter (Johnstown/Ephratah), starting a five-goal run for the Vikings. Two minutes later, Thorpe beat his man and found Swingruber on the backside for another low to high crank, increasing the lead 6-3. Seconds later, Calicchia won the ensuing faceoff and outran the Hornets defense to notch another goal. Hinderliter finished out the quarter with a goal, assisted by Swingruber, and the Vikings went into the fourth quarter with an 8-3 lead.

In the opening seconds of the fourth quarter, it was Hinderliter with another goal from Moseman. Broome went on a quick three-goal run, bringing the score within three, but Ryan Gallup (Guilderland/Altamont) cleared the ball end to end and found Hinderliter on a one-handed goal to end the rally. Breault would later find the net again on the following possession, with an ankle-breaking dodge, beating the goalie near post.

After registering 18 saves on the day, Jahn Skinner-Ligon (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) made way for Cesar Lamb-Tavarez (Benjamin Cordozo/Queens Village) who finished the game. Lamb-Tavarez made an excellent save and found defenseman Kyle Quinn (Saugerties/Saugerties) who went end to end to put the exclamation point on the Vikings victory.

"We started out slow today, but as the game went on, things started to click and we were able to get a good team win," said Hinderliter. In the end, seven different players scored for the Vikings, in what was the most balanced win of the season so far.

The men host Finger Lakes on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.