March 7, 2005
Hanover, N.H.--Sophomore goalie David Jalette nabbed 17 saves between the posts as the Siena men's lacrosse team fell 17-9 in their season opener to Dartmouth College Sunday afternoon.
The Saints ended the first quarter 3-1, led by junior Matt Walsh who scored the first goal off an assist from Christopher Padden, Walsh then assisted Eric Morrissey for the second goal. Sophomore midfielder Ted Moran tallied an unassisted score to put the Saints 3-0 over the Big Green.
Dartmouth used an eight-goal spurt in the second quarter to assume control of the game taking a 9-3 advantage at the break.
Picking up from the momentum of the first half, Dartmouth would score over a span of 2:29 making a three goal run before Walsh snapped a 12-0 run, to claim his second score of the game with 9:35 left to play.
Eight minutes later, Padden added another goal ending the third quarter 13-5, Big Green advantage. Down the stretch both teams' tallied four goals each, Michael Aylward, Phillip Ferrara and Ted Moran each chipped in with one unassisted goal. Greg Pelatti goal came with :06 off an assist from Walsh to end the game.
Sharing the net for the Big Green, Andrew Goldstein made five saves and sophomore Matt DeMarco had two stops.
Siena was out-shot 48-22, but evenly scooped 35 groundballs led by Justin Tesone (5). The Saints forced the Big Green to commit 10 turnovers.
The loss drops the Saints 0-1, while Dartmouth improves to 2-0.
Siena resume action on the road next Saturday, March 12 at Lehigh in a 2:30 p.m. start time.