March 31, 2004
The Holy Cross men's lacrosse team defeated Siena Wednesday night, 13-8 to collect its second win of the season. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 2-4 overall, while the Saints, who are still looking for their first victory of 2004, fall to 0-5. Paul LeBlanc (Lexington, MA) led the Crusaders with four goals and one assist.
Siena struck first when Daniel Wolpert netted a quick goal with seven seconds into the first quarter. The Saints went up 2-0 two minutes later, but Holy Cross responded with four goals before the end of the first quarter. Mike McKee (Sloatsburg, NY) posted the Crusaders' first goal of the game with 9:41 remaining in the quarter. LeBlanc posted his first goal of the game, followed by McKee's second goal of the night. Grant Cowherd (Summit, NJ) added a man-up goal to end the quarter.
In the second quarter, Siena struck first again, bringing the Saints within one goal, but sophomore Billy Klotz (Derry, NH) responded with another Holy Cross goal. Christopher Padden and Frederick Stradinger posted two more goals for the Saints to even the score at 5-5. LeBlanc added one more Holy Cross goal with 32 seconds remaining to put the Crusaders ahead by one heading into the second half.
Holy Cross came out strong in the second half, collecting four goals in the third quarter, including two from LeBlanc. John O'Sullivan (Yorktown Heights, NY) and Derek Lemley (Madison, CT) joined LeBlanc in the Crusaders' third period serge to put them ahead for good. Tom Nally posted a man-up goal for the Saints with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter, and Matthew Walsh added a goal of his own for Siena.
Siena would add one more goal before the end of the game, but a three goal fourth quarter helped the Crusaders secure the win. Klotz posted two even strength goals for Holy Cross, while Pat Hart (Wyckoff, NJ) rounded out the scoring for Holy Cross.
In net for Holy Cross, Brian Hodgdon (Pittstown, NJ) posted 15 saves en route to collecting his second win of the season. Siena goaltender David Jalette collected nine saves for the Saints.
The Saints will next be in action this Saturday at home when they host Providence. Game-time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.