Manhattan vs. Siena
April 8, 2002
The Game Story:
RIVERDALE, NY - Just two hours after the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced that Manhattan freshman Eugene Tanner (Medford, NY) earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending April 7th, Tanner scored seven goals and added three assists for ten points in Manhattan's 15-6 victory over Siena.

Siena scored just 30 seconds into the game as Eric Morrissey hit an unassisted shot at 14:29. Siena pushed the lead to 3-0 when Tom Nally and Chris Padden scored at the 13:41 and 8:07 mark respectively. Eugene Tanner put Manhattan on the board with just 3:58 left to play in the first quarter with an unassisted goal. Tanner answered three minutes later with another rocket, unassisted with 54.8 seconds left in the first.

Tanner tied the game at 3-3 on a pass from Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) with 5:57 on the clock in the second. Chris Padden gave the Saints a 4-3 lead at 2:22, but Tanner scored for the fourth time just under 30 seconds later to tie the game at 4-4. Daniel Roy (North Rockland, NY) scored the first goal of his collegiate career with 42 seconds left in the half on an assist from Tony Pintauro (Williston Park, NY) to give Manhattan the lead for good. Manhattan led 5-4 at the half.

Manhattan held the Saints scoreless for the third period, while scoring four goals to lead 9-4 at the end of the third period. Justin Otto (Merrick, NY), Mike Kelly (Syracuse, NY) and Marty DarConte (Commack, NY) each scored in the third. Tanner assisted three of the four third-period goals and added a goal of his own.

Manhattan scorched Siena for six goals in the fourth quarter, including two by Tanner, two from Silva, two from DarConte and one from Mike Honors (Syracuse, NY). Pintauro added two assists in the fourth period, while DarConte and Kelly each assisted one goal.

Tanner finished with seven goals and three assists for ten points, tying the Manhattan College single-game point record. He also now holds the College single-season point record (54) and the single-season goal record with 39 goals and there are still three games left to play. Tanner has been named MAAC Rookie of the Week twice this season.

Manhattan improves to 6-5, 4-0 in the MAAC, while Siena drops to 1-5, 0-2 in the MAAC. Manhattan returns to action on Saturday when they host Mt. St. Mary's at 1:00 PM at Gaelic Park.