Men's Lacrosse Finishes Season on Winning Note
April 28, 2003
Matt Walsh had four goals to lead the Saints to an 11-9 victory over Holy Cross in the final game of the season on Senior Day at Siena Field. With the win the Saints finish up the season 2-13 while the Crusaders close out 2003 with a 3-11 overall record.
The Saints scored four goals in the first to take a 4-0 lead into the second quarter. Dan Wolpert scored both of his goals on the afternoon in the first. Siena again kicked-off the scoring in the second as Walsh scored his second goal at the 9:41 mark to give the Saints a five-goal advantage.
Holy Cross finally got on the board with 8:23 remaining in the first half on a goal by John O'Sullivan. The Saints put the ball away five more times in the second while holding the Crusaders to just one more to take a 10-2 lead into halftime.
It was all Holy Cross in the second as they outscored the Saints 8-1, closing the gap to just two with 4:47 remaining in the game. But the Siena held on in the final minutes to take the 11-9 victory.
Seven different Saints scored with Walsh leading the way. Senior Jeff Serge, the only senior of the graduating class of 2003, managed a goal and an assist. Chris Padden recorded one goal and two assists while Tom Nally had one of each.
Mark Tarnuzzer led the Crusaders with three goals and two assists while O'Sullivan had two goals and one assist and Brian O'Grady put away two goals as well.
Siena keeper John Bamford made 19 saves in the net for the Saints while Holy Cross keeper Matt Falon had seven stops in 30 minutes of play and Brian Hodgdon added an additional three in the second half for the Crusaders.
Siena 4 6 1 0 11 Holy Cross 0 2 4 3 9
Siena- Matt Walsh (4G), Dan Wolpert (2G, 1A), Chris Padden (1G, 2A), Tom Nally (1G, 1A), Jeff Serge (1G), Greg Powell (1G), Phil Ferrara (1G), Paul Wolpert (1A), Eric Morrissey (2A).
Holy Cross-Mark Tarnuzzer (3G, 2A), John O'Sullivan (2G, 1A), Brian O'Grady (2G), Paul Washington (1G, 1A), Billy Klotz (1G), Shaun McGowan (1A)
Goalies: Siena- John Bamford (60 min., 9 GA, 19 SV) Holy Cross- Matt Falon (30 min., 10 GA, 7 SV); Brian Hodgdon (30 min., 1GA, 3SV)
Shots: Holy Cross 27 Siena 17 Ground Balls: Holy Cross 32, Siena 24 Extra-Man Opportunities: Holy Cross 1/6, Siena 2/8 Clears: Holy Cross 20/8, Siena 16/10 Faceoffs: Holy Cross-17, Siena-6