April 27, 2005
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - The Siena men's lacrosse team allowed host Marist College (6-6, 5-2 MAAC) to rally from a 5-0 deficit late in the first half with seven unanswered goals to claim a 7-5 win tonight at Leonidoff Field. Junior Greg Pelatti scored two goals in the Saints loss. For Marist, Bill Duerr and Keith Detelj each tallied two goals and an assist while senior attackman Patrick Van Horne added a pair of goals of his own.
The Saints (3-11, 1-6 MAAC) led 1-0 at the end of the first quarter after junior Matt Walsh hit a goal and would seemingly take control with four goals in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter, two of which were scored by Pelatti.
With 1:34 remaining in the first half, Detelj netted a long-distance shot past Saints goalie John Bamford to get the Red Foxes on the board. Detelj would then assist on Duerr's goal 30 seconds before intermission to bring Marist within 5-2 at halftime.
Van Horne and Duerr scored late in the third quarter to draw the Red Foxes within 5-4 going to the fourth quarter, and after Van Horne tied the score 33 seconds into the final period, Detelj scored the game-winner off a pass from junior midfielder Tim Iuculano with 13:46 left. Iuculano, who also assisted on Van Horne's third-quarter goal, added an insurance score with 3:49 to play.
Marist goalie Stephen Gravino made eight saves, including a stop of a Walsh shot from point-blank range late, which led to a shut out with 34:44 left to play. Pelatti had two goals and an assist while Walsh had a goal and an assist as well. Ted Moran and Phillip Ferrara rounded out the scoring for Siena. Between the pipes, Bamford recorded 12 saves.
Siena ends the regular season Saturday at 1 p.m. against St. Joseph. A special ceremony will honor seniors Peter Green, Thomas Long, Christopher Padden, Eric Morrissey and Denis Noonan.