Saint Joseph's vs. Colgate
March 9, 2002
The Game Story:

PHILADELPHIA, PA (3/09/02) - The Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team dropped its fourth loss of the season Saturday afternoon to Colgate. The Raiders downed the Hawks 12 to 7 on Finnesey field's turf. Sophomore Brian Mullan led the way for SJU scoring three goals. Freshman Jason Vasas scored three goals for the Raiders en route to the 12-7 win. The first quarter was a defensive duel as the Hawks and Raiders fought for a goal. With three minutes remaining in the period, Raider Nick Gerken connected to lead the game 1-0.

In the second quarter, the Hawks were outscored as the Raiders jumped out to a 5-0 lead. At the 4:28 mark, SJU's Kevin McGrann found the back of the net putting the Hawks on the board 5-1. Colgate scored the next two goals pushing the lead to 7-2. With 46 seconds left in the second quarter, Mullan scored off a Ryan Madairy assist to end the half 7-2.

Colgate dominated the beginning of the third quarter talllying four goals while holding the Hawks scoreless. The Raiders outshot SJU 11-2 during the period.

The Hawks fought back in the final period scoring five goals while containing the Raiders offense, holding them to only one goal in the fourth quarter. Alex Heidenberger scored for the Hawks while Chris Spay and Mullan added two goals a piece for SJU. Despite the solid comeback, the Hawks were unable to hold on as Colgate's offense proved to be too much closing the game with a final score of 12-7. Freshman goalie Dan Morrissey protected the net for the Hawks turning away 15 shots.

Saint Joseph's, now 0-4 on the season, will open MAAC conference play Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. when they face Mt. St. Mary's The game will be held on Finnesey Field.