April 15, 2003
The University of Hartford lacrosse team defeated Siena
College 19-6 Tuesday night at Al-Marzook Field to run its winning streak to
five games. Hartford improved to 7-5 overall while Siena dropped to 1-8.
Senior attack Travis Eckler (Endicott, NY) and freshman midfielder Garett Kikot (Toronto,
Ontario) each netted five goals for the Hawks. Eckler also recorded four
assists while Kikot had one. Senior B.J. LaVoie (Nahua, NH) also had a
season-high four goals and freshman Raweras Mitchell (Akwesasne Mohawk
Nation) had two.
Matt Walsh and Tom Nally led the Saints in scoring, netting two goals each. Jeff Serge and Daniel Wolpert also tallied goals for Siena.
Hartford got on the board less than a minute in on Eckler's first goal of
the night. Siena, however, answered with a pair of scores from Matt Walsh to
take the 2-1 lead. LaVoie then tied the game up at the 11:13 mark and
Mitchell gave the Hawks the lead for good with his first score with 9:31 to
go in the opening quarter.
Hartford outscored Siena 5-3 in the first quarter and 8-2 in the second
quarter to lead 13-5 at the half. Senior goalkeeper Rorke Greene (Cape
Elizabeth, ME) made just one save in the half and didn't play after the
intermission. Sophomore Jordan Karem (Potomac, MD) played the third quarter
and made two saves without allowing a goal, and freshman Adam Alpren (Long
Beach, NY) played the final 15 minutes and made two saves while allowing a
Siena's John Bamford played the entire game in goal and made 12 saves
against 46 Hartford shots. The Hawks also held the advantage in ground balls
by a 41-25 margin.
Siena will next play host to Canisius College this Thursday, April 17. Game-time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Siena Scoring: Matt Walsh (2), Tom Nally (2), Jeff Serge, Daniel Wolpert
Hartford Scoring: Travis Eckler (5), Garett Kikot (5), B.J. LaVoie (4),
Raweras Mitchell (2), Matt Holman, Mark Ross, Shaun Kiviat
Hartford - Rorke Greene (30:00, 5 GA, 1 save), Jordan Karem (15:00, 0 GA, 2
saves), Adam Alpren (15:00, 1 GA 2 saves)
Siena - John Bamford (60:00, 19 GA, 12 saves)