March 27, 2004
The Siena College men's lacrosse team fell to MAAC rival Manhattan College in overtime, 11-10, Saturday evening at Union College. With the loss the Saints dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in league play while the Jaspers improved to 4-2 on the season and picked up their second conference win (2-1).
Siena put the first two points up on the board as Frederick Stradinger found the back of the net at the 14:43 mark and Matt Walsh scored his first of four at the 12:32 mark, giving the Saints the 2-0 advantage. After a Manhattan goal by Jeremy Marrano with 3:26 left in the first quarter, Walsh went on to put away his second goal with just nine seconds remaining in the first while Paul Wolpert followed up by finding the back of the net at the 9:03 mark in the second period to give Siena a 4-1 advantage.
Manhattan responded by scoring three quick goals, courtesy of Marrano, Justin Otto and Eugene Tanner to knot the game at 4-4 with 1:58 remaining in the second quarter. Dan Wolpert put one away just before the half's end as the Saints hit the locker room with the one-goal, 5-4 lead.
The Green and Gold used the Wolpert goal to kick-start a four-goal run as Eric Morrissey, Michael Aylward and Tom Nally all recorded their first tallies of the evening in the third quarter to put the Saints up 8-4 with 10:04 remaining in the period.
Manhattan responded yet again with a streak of their own, this time netting five-straight, including four by Brian Murray, to regain the lead at 9-8 with 8:53 left in the game.
Walsh finished regulation off strong, netting two goals between a Manhattan tally by Murray, sending the game into overtime.
Greg Lewis put away the gamewinner for the Jaspers with 2:15 left in the first overtime period.
Shots were even on the night as Siena held a slight 36-35 edge. Face-offs were more lopsided, with Manhattan earning 17 of 25.
David Jalette made 15 saves on the night for Siena whle Manhattan keeper Robert Busweiler had eight stops in the win.