Canisius Defeats Men's Lacrosse, 15-9
April 18, 2004
Matt Walsh led all scorers with five goals, but it was not enough as the Canisius College men's lacrosse took a 15-9 victory over visiting Siena College in MAAC Lacrosse League action Saturday evening at the Demske Sports Complex. Canisius improves to 6-5 overall and 6-1 in the MAAC. The six MAAC wins are the most in the history over the program. Siena falls to 0-9 overall, 0-6 in the MAAC.
Canisius opened the game with a 5-1 first quarter, including two goals by senior Greg Campbell. The Griffs scored the next three goals in the second quarter to open up a 8-1 lead on the Saints, before Siena's Eric Hungershafer scored with 6:00 remaining in the quarter to cut the lead to 8-2. A goal by senior Steve Muskopf with 1:36 left restored the seven-goal advantage, but Siena added a late goal with 10 seconds remaining to make it a 9-3 Canisius lead at the half.
The two teams played even the rest of the way, each squad scoring three goals in each the third and fourth quarters to finish the game. Siena's Matt Walsh finished with five goals to lead all scorers, while freshman Kevin Ross scored two goals and added two assists for the Griffs. Sophomore Travis Hill tallied two goals for Canisius, while seniors Anthony Zitnik, Jason Levesque and Erik Hewitt, sophomore Stephen Ola and freshman Brad Favero each notched single goals.
Sophomore Tom Kucharczak posted 16 saves in over 52 minutes of work, allowing six goals. Freshman Angus Dineley recorded one save and allowed three goals in over seven minutes in goal. Siena's David Jalette stopped 16 shots in net for the Saints. Canisius was 0-for-4 in man-up opportunities, while Siena was 1-for-8. Canisius out-shot Siena 51-42 and won the ground ball battle, 42-34.
The Saints will return to action on Tuesday, April 20 as they travel to take on Binghamton. Game-time is scheduled for 4 p.m.