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.
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.