Hartford vs. Saint John's
March 15, 2006
The Game Story:
WEST HARTFORD, CT - The University of Hartford lacrosse team dropped a 9-7 decision to St. John's University on Wednesday afternoon at Al-Marzook Field.

St. John's Rob Gannon led all scorers with three goals, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter. Tom Michaelsen and Jack O'Donnell each added a pair of scores as the Red Storm improved to 2-2 on the season. Michaelson also had three assists on the day.
Senior Josh Wasson-McQuigge and junior Tom Harris each scored two goals to lead the Hawks. Wasson-McQuigge also recorded an assist as Hartford dropped to 2-4 overall.

Each team scored a goal in the opening quarter, though St. John's went up for good by outscoring Hartford 4-1 in the second quarter. Wasson-McQuigge scored on an extra-man opportunity to tie the game at 2-2 with 10:49 remaining in the half, but the Red Storm answered with three straight goals to close out the stanza. Michaelson scored the first of the three and then assisted on O'Donnell's goal with 2:44 left. Gannon then scored the final goal of the half on an extra-man opportunity and the Red Storm led 5-2 at the break.

Hartford trailed 7-3 midway through the third quarter but started to turn things around in the final minute. Senior Tim Chisholm scored on an extra-man opportunity with 46 seconds remaining on a feed from classmate Andrew Rohmer. The Hawks then opened the fourth quarter with a score from Harris to pull within two goals at 7-5.

St. John's responded with back-to-back goals, only a minute apart, from Gannon and Jack Rosson to make it 9-5. Hartford added two more goals to end the game but couldn't make up the entire deficit. The Red Storm outshot the Hawks 36-24 and won 13 of 20 faceoffs. St. John's also held a 36-29 edge in ground balls.

St. John's Dave Saccente played the entire game in goal and finished with nine saves. Hartford freshman Jon McMahon made 12 saves in the loss.

Hartford next hosts the University at Albany on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Al-Marzook Field.