March 3, 2012
St. John's broke open a defensive struggle with five straight goals in just over four minutes midway through the second half in an 8-5 win over Siena Lacrosse Saturday afternoon in Queens. Bryan Neufeld and Colin Clive paced the Saints with two points apiece.
In a game dominated early by the goalies, both the Saints' (1-2) Tom Morr and St. John's (2-1) Jeff Lowman turned aside nine shots apiece in a first half that was knotted at 2-2 heading into intermission.
With the game tied 3-3 in the waning moments of the third quarter, the Red Storm broke through. Keith Switzer and Charlie Holenstein each scored twice and St. John's rattled off five goals in a total of just 4:19 to take an 8-3 lead and put the game away.
Collin Parkhurst, Danny Martinsen and Chris D'Alberti also scored for the Saints, while Morr finished with 14 saves.
St. John's Kieran McArdle led all players with three points while also picking up four groundballs.
The Red Storm out-shot the Saints 41-34 and held a 35-22 edge in groundballs.
Siena returns to action next Saturday at Binghamton in a 1 p.m. start.