By Andrew Stinchfield
Sophomore attack man Rob Santangelo scored four goals and sophomore midfielder John Andrews contributed three goals and an assist of his own. Union scored early in the game and never gave up the lead.
After holding a 3-1 first quarter lead and a 5-3 advantage at the break, Clarkson showed no sign of quitting as they tied the contest 7-7 after three quarters. The Dutchmen were resilient, however, pulling out the win on the road, outscoring the Knights 5-2 in the final 15 minutes of the game. Because of the win, the team is now ranked fifth nationally.
After losing their season opener to national powerhouse Cortland State on March 3, the Dutchmen have not lost since. Last week, Union won two nail biters with a 6-5 victory over Ithaca College and a 7-6 win over St. Lawrence.
Going into Saturday, Clarkson was riding a three-game win streak with a 7-3 overall record. With that win, Union now sits atop the Liberty League with a 2-0 record in conference play.
After struggling offensively earlier in the season, senior goaltender Sean Aaron finally got the support he needed.
The offense seems to be finally clicking and it could not have happened at a more important time, because the team has two key home games this week.
The Dutchmen will host Williams College in a non-conference game on Wednesday night and then RPI on Saturday night.
Currently, RPI has an overall record of 9-2 and is second in the Liberty League standings.
The Saturday night showdown could be a preview for the Liberty League Championship.