Lafayette vs. Manhattan
March 10, 2004
The Game Story:
Lafayette Men's Lacrosse Closes Home Stand With 6-2 Loss to Manhattan

March 10, 2004

EASTON, Pa. ( -The Lafayette men's lacrosse team ended its five game home stand Wednesday with a 6-2 loss to Manhattan on Rappolt Field.

Manhattan opened scoring early in the first quarter, taking advantage of the man-up opportunity on a Nick Cacciatore goal at 13:33. Christian Schaefers added a tally with 1:10 remaining in the first to put the Jaspers up by two.

Manhattan's Eugene Tanner scored his first goal of the game with 6:47 left in the second period before Lafayette could get on the board. Leopard sophomore Luke Ryan scored his third goal of the season on a diving shot to the goal with 3:04 on the clock. Eight seconds later, fellow sophomore Mike Scolaro notched his fourth goal of the season off a Brett Chalanick assist.

Manhattan was able to hold the Leopards scoreless in the second half of play, while recording three goals for themselves. Schaefers added his second of the day with 12:50 remaining in the third quarter while Justin Otto and Tanner each scored in the fourth.

Lafayette was unable to capitalize on twelve Jasper penalties over the course of the game and was outshot 26-21.

Leopard goalkeeper Michael Koch made 13 saves in the net for Lafayette, while Manhattan's Rob Busweiler recorded 12 stops for the Jaspers.

Lafayette (1-4) will be back in action on Saturday, March 13 as they travel to Villanova to take on the Wildcats at 3 p.m.