Men's Lacrosse Overpowered by Lehigh University, 15-2
March 12, 2005
Bethlehem, PA-- Sophomore goalie David Jalette 10 saves between the posts wasn't enough as Siena fell 15-2 to Lehigh at the Ulrich Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon. Leading the way for the Saints was junior Greg Powell and senior Christopher Padden both with one goal.
Andrew Lucas led the Mountain Hawks with four goals, while Alec Hooff, Greg Morin and Mike Moran all found the back of the net twice in the game. With the win, Lehigh's second straight, the Mountain Hawks improve to 4-2 on the season, while the Saints fall to 0-2.
David Gaunt scored the game's first goal, but not until 27 seconds were showing on the clock in the first quarter. Lehigh would take that lead into the second quarter, where the Mountain Hawks started to open up that lead, as Morin and Hoof scored three goals in a span of three minutes to put the Mountain Hawks up four. Padden got the Saints on the board with a score at the 7:46 mark, but Lehigh came right back with a goal by Robert Shrader, three by Lucas and one by Kevin Houk to go into halftime ahead 8-1.
Morin opened the second half scoring with a goal just 1:28 into the third quarter, and Blake Best added a score of his own at the 11:42 mark to put the Brown and White in front 10-1. Lucas would score his fourth and final goal of the contest at the 6:56 mark, while Matthew Hichborn netted his first score of the season just 1:06 later to put the home team up by 11 goals, at 12-1.
Moran netted both of his goals in the final 3:18 of the third quarter, one coming on a nifty behind the back shot and the other as the third quarter horn sounded. Powell scored the final goal of the game for Siena with 2:53 remaining to set up the final 15-2 score.
Siena won the stat line with 10-6 saves while scooping 20 groundballs on the day, led by sophomore Michael Alyward's four.
The Saints look to snap a two game losing streak when they travel to Burlington, VT to take on Vermont in a 3:30 face-off.