Manhattan vs. Marist
April 6, 2002
The Game Story:
RIVERDALE, NY - Five different players scored two or more goals to lift the Manhattan College men's lacrosse team to a 17-4 win over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rival Marist in a crucial conference game at Gaelic Park on Saturday afternoon. With the win Manhattan improves to 5-5, 3-0 in the MAAC, while Marist drops to 3-5, 2-2 in the MAAC.

Both teams played for possession until junior co-captain Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) started the scoring at the 8:10 mark in the first quarter. Manhattan struck again just under three minutes later when Don Femminella (Massapequa, NY) converted a pass from freshman Justin Otto (Merrick, NY) at 6:28. Eugene Tanner (Patchogue, NY) scored his first goal of the game, unassisted with just 17 seconds left to play in the first to give Manhattan a 3-0 lead.

Tanner opened up a blistering second quarter with an unassisted goal at 12:12 in the second. Otto added a goal four minutes later on an assist from Tanner. Marist's first goal was at the 9:15 mark in the second period when Josh Ben -Eliyahu converted a pass from Pat Van Horne. Mike Honors (Syracuse, NY) scored on an assist from Brady Becklo (Gill, MA) just 25 seconds later. Femminella and Becklo scored back-to-back goals to give Manhattan an 8-2 edge at the half.

Manhattan outscored Marist 9-2 in the second half including three goals by Mike Kelly (Syracuse, NY), two from Otto and two goals and four assists from Tanner. Tanner finished the game with nine points on four goals and five assists. Kelly and Otto each finished with three goals and one assist, while Silva added two goals and three assists for five points. Femminella rounded out multiple scorers with two goals and two assists.

Manhattan returns to action on Monday when they host Siena at 3:00 PM.