Marist vs. Saint Joseph's
March 30, 2002
The Game Story:
Poughkeepsie, NY - The Marist College men's lacrosse team dropped an 18-14 decision to visiting St. Joseph's this afternoon on Leonidoff Field in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Lacrosse League contest. Paul Donohue (Fair Lawn, NH) tallied five points on the game becoming the second player in Marist history to eclipse 200 career points, finishing the day with 202.

The Red Foxes tallied the first goal of the contest 2:28 into the game when Donohue touched net, but the Hawks scored the next five goals of the game to take a 5-1 lead nine seconds into the second quarter. Marist answered by scoring three straight goals in a span of 2:05, cutting the deficit to one, 5-4, with 11:49 remaining, but would get no closer. The Red Foxes were within on goal on three occasions, 5-4, 6-5, 7-6, in the second quarter of play, but the Hawks tallied the last two goals of the half, taking a 9-6 lead into the intermission.

Josh Ben-Eliyahu (East Setauket, NY) scored the first point of the second half, 56 seconds into the half, to cut the lead to 9-7. The team would exchange goals for the first portion of the third quarter, with Marist never getting within less than two goals, and the teams entered the final quarter of play with the Hawks leading 13-10. St. Joseph's would score the first four goals of the fourth quarter to open a 17-10 lead, and would never look back, despite a late rally from the Red Foxes, who scored three goals in the last eight minutes of play.

Donohue had two goals and three assists for five points in the contest. Ben-Eliyahu led the Red Foxes with three goals, while Pat Van Horne (Liverpool, NY) had two goals. Brian Diele (Stewart Manor, NY) had two goals and two assists, Jay Nahama (Hampton, NJ) added a goal and two assists and Pat Scully (Longmeadow, Mass.) had a goal and an assist in the effort.

The loss is the second in a row for the Red Foxes, who fall to 2-4 overall on the year and are now 1-2 in MAAC play. The victory was the first of the year for St. Joseph's, who improves to 1-6 overall and 1-1 in MAAC play.

Brian Schumeyer (Farmingdale, NY) had 18 saves for the Red Foxes, while Ben Gildea (Shoreham, NY) had two saves. St. Joseph's received an 11 save effort from Nick Leopard (Gaithersburg, MD).

Alex Heidenberger (Chevy Chase, MD) and Kevin McGrann (Washington, DC) paced the offense for the Hawks. Heidenburger tallied six goals, adding two assists, while McGrann had two goals and five assists. Kevin Callaghan had four goals for the Hawks.

The Red Foxes will return to action on Wednesday, April 3rd, when they travel to Long Island to play Stony Brook. Game time is set for 3:00 pm.