Oct. 8, 2002
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - The Lafayette men's soccer team scored two goals in the first five minutes of the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory over Siena on Tuesday night at Metzgar Field.
Four minutes and 16 seconds in to the second half, senior captain Paulo Coelho broke a scoreless tie with a shot in the box. Coelho reeled in a hard cross from freshman Chris Browne to score his team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Just 53 seconds later (50:09) junior Jamie Mullarkey took a Victor Krasij pass and lifted a shot past the drawn out Siena keeper for a 2-0 Lafayette lead.
Siena's first shot of the game came seven minutes later (57:48) and the resulting goal cut the Leopards' lead to 2-1. The Saints' Donald Hathorn managed an unassisted tally after recovering a ball in the box and dribbling past a defender.
Siena (0-6-1) managed six more shots in the final 33 minutes of the half, but Lafayette freshman goalkeeper Mike Tortora held firm with four saves. The game marked the second win for Tortora in goal this season. Mark Giardino played all 90 minutes between the pipes for Siena, stopping five shots.
For the game, Lafayette outshot Siena 13-7 and held a 6-3 advantage in cornerkicks.