Canisius Pulls Away From Siena 17-7

April 17, 2003

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Canisius scored five straight goals in the second quarter to break open a close game and the Golden Griffins went on to a commanding 17-7 win over Siena Thursday afternoon at Siena College.

Both teams traded goals early, with Matt Walsh (Northport, N.Y./Northport) scoring the second of his three goals with 10 minutes left in the second quarter to tie the game at 3. The Golden Griffins (4-6, 4-3 MAAC) would then take control, scoring the next five goals and six of the next seven to take a lead that would never be seriously challenged.

Mark Miyashita led Canisius with three goals and two assists. Greg Campbell added three goals as well along with an assist and both Travis Hill and Rick Neward notched two goals and an assist.

Walsh led the Saints with three goals and two assists. Tom Nally (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) added a pair of goals, while Eric Morrissey (Somers, N.Y./Somers) posted two assists and Chris Padden (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) tallied a goal and an assist.

Thomas Kucharczak made eight saves in the win for Canisius. Siena goalie John Bamford stopped 13 shots in the loss.

Due to recent adverse weather conditions, the game was Siena's first on campus in Loudonville this spring. Siena visits league foe VMI on Saturday before returning to the Capital Region to face Albany on Tuesday.

Siena 2 2 1 2 7

Canisius 1 7 3 6 17


Siena-Matt Walsh (3G, 2A), Tom Nally (2G), Eric Morrissey (2A), Chris Padden (1G, 1A), Dan Wolpert (1G), Peter Green (1A)

Canisius-Mark Miyashita (3G, 2A), Greg Campbell (3G, 1A), Travis Hill (2G, 1A), Rick Neward (2G, 1A), Jason Levesque (2G), Anthony Zitnik (2G), Stephen Ola (1G), Erik Hewitt (1G), Dustin Weiss (1G)




Siena- John Bamford (60 min., 17 GA, 13 SV)

Canisius- Thomas Kucharczak (55 min., 7 GA, 8 SV), Seth Vath (5 min., 0 GA, 0 SV)

Shots: Canisius 40, Siena 26

Ground Balls: Canisius 27, Siena 27

Extra-Man Opportunities: Canisius 3/9, Siena 3/5

Clears: Canisius 13/3, Siena 13/10

Faceoffs: Canisius-21, Siena-8