Freshman Michelle Eide Nets Five Second-Half Goals to Lift Saints to Conference Win
April 25, 2004
Freshman Michelle Eide netted five second-half goals as Siena College (5-12, 3-3 MAAC) erased a 6-2 halftime deficit to earn an 11-8 women's lacrosse victory over Canisius College (1-12, 0-6 MAAC) Sunday morning at the Demske Sports Complex.
Stephanie Petruccelli added three goals for the Saints, and goaltender Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle turned away six Canisius shots.
Amanda Marts led the Golden Griffins with three goals and an assist while Kelly Bunt netted two goals and senior Heidi Gruber added one goal. Rasheeda Brenton posted 11 saves, four ground balls and two caused turnovers between the pipes.
Trailing 6-2 at the break, Siena scored the first seven goals of the second half with four coming from Eide as the Saints took a 9-6 advantage with 8:59 remaining. Kristen McGuinness stopped the bleeding with an unassisted goal, but Eide and Petruccelli added tallies to make the margin 11-7 with 4:35 to play. Marts scored her third goal of the game with 25 seconds left.
Canisius opened the game with a goal 2:06 into the contest as Marts fed Gruber in front of the net. The freshman gave Canisius a 2-0 lead with an unassisted score 4:09 later. Siena answered with free-position goals by Petruccelli and Claire Devine to tie the game 2-2 with 16:26 left in the first half.
Bunt ignited a four-goal Canisius spurt with two unassisted tallies. Marts added an unassisted goal, and Anne McNall scored off a free-position shot with 5:30 left in the frame as the Golden Griffins opened up a 6-2 halftime cushion.