Siena vs. Saint John's
March 21, 2007
The Game Story:
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The Siena men's lacrosse team fell 10-7 to Saint John's (3-5) this afternoon at John Fallon Field. Juniors Justin O'Donnell and Tom Michaelsen combined for nine goals to help the Red Storm snap the Saints two game winning streak. Sophomore attackman Matt Girsh (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) tallied a team-high three goals for Siena (2-3) in the losing effort.

The Saints jumped out to the lead registering back-to-back goals in the early minutes of the first quarter. Senior attackman Matt Donovan (Northport, N.Y./Northport) put the Saints on the board when he beat his defender and slid one into the back of the net at the 10:51 mark. Then just 50 seconds later, freshman attackman Ryan Duggan (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) took a pass from Michael Aylward (Braintree, Mass./Braintree) and sent it past the Red Storm goaltender to extend the Saints lead to 2-0.

Saint John's battled back and evened the game at 3-3 by the end of the first thanks to two goals from O'Donnell and a score from Michaelsen. The duo matched their first quarter performance in the second half and took a 6-5 advantage into intermission.

The two teams exchanged goals in the third period. Saint John's midfielder Tom Manes notched a goal with 14:09 on the clock to open the half. Less than two minutes later, Girsh responded with a goal of his own when he blasted one into the net marking his third score of the contest.

At the 8:43 mark, O'Donnell recorded another goal to extend the Saint John's advantage to 8-6. However just minutes later, freshman midfielder Neil Mayerhoffer (Churchill, Ontario/Albany Academy) registered his second goal of the season cutting the Red Storm lead to a single goal.

This would be the closest the Saints would come as Michaelsen recorded the only two goals in the fourth quarter to secure a 10-7 victory over Siena.

Brent Herbst (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview JFK), a freshman goaltender, stood tall between the pipes for the Saints. He recorded 11 saves on the afternoon. Saint John's goalkeeper Dan Goldberg managed seven saves and allowed just seven goals.

The Saints look to rebound on Saturday when they face-off with Vermont in Burlington, Va. Game time is set for 2 p.m.