April 27, 2004
The Siena College men's lacrosse captured their third-straight win with a 14-13 victory over non-conference Hartford this afternoon at Siena Field in Loudonville, N.Y. The win was the third one-goal victory in a row for Siena, who improved to 3-9 on the season. The Hawks are still searching for their first win at 0-14.
The Saints jumped out to a 6-3 first quarter lead behind two goals from Chris Padden, but Hartford made a run in the second, scoring four goals while holding the Green and Gold to just one Eric Hungershafer tally to tie the ball game up at seven a piece. Matt Holman had two of the Hawks four goals in the second to lead the game-tying effort.
Hartford took their first lead of the game on a goal by Garett Kikot to kick off the third, but Siena answered right back as Frederick Stradinger found the back of the net for an 8-8 score with 8:25 remaining in the quarter. Hartford then took another one-goal lead into the fourth as they scored three more tallies, two courtesy of Garett, while Siena posted a pair of goals from Eric Morrissey and Tom Nally.
The Saints opened up the fourth quarter with three-straight goals, two of which came on a man-up situation that resulted from a Hartford illegal stick, to regain the lead at 13-11 with 11:16 to play. The Hawks cut the Saint advantage to one with a tally at the 9:11 mark but the Saints pushed their lead back up to two with a goal by Eric Hungershafer some five minutes later. The Hawks again managed to pull to within one on a goal by Mark Ross, but time ran out on Hartford and Siena held on for the 14-13 victory.
Dan Wolpert and Chris Padden led Siena with two-goal, two-assist performances while Frederick Stradinger put away two goals and one helper for the Saints.
Kikot had three goals and five assists on the afternoon to lead Hartford and Matt Holman also put away three tallies.
Siena keeper John Bamford made 10 saves for his second win of the season while Jordan Karem had 15 saves for Hartford.
The Saints will wrap-up regular season play this Friday at home when they host VMI. Game-time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.