Villanova vs. Lafayette
April 16, 2002
The Game Story:
VILLANOVA, PA. ----- The Villanova men's lacrosse team snapped its three game losing streak in grand fashion as they cruised to an 18-6 victory over the Lafayette Leopards on Tuesday, April 16. Villanova scored 11 consecutive goals in the first half and never looked back. Senior Mike Holloway (Malvern, Pa.) led all Wildcat scorers with four goals and one assist as Villanova improves to 4-6 on the year. Lafayette stands at 2-8 overall.

Lafayette's Robert McClean (Alexandria, Va.) scored the first goal of the game just over a minute into the contest to give the Leopards a 1-0 lead. That was the only lead Lafayette had for the entire game as Villanova's offense exploded for 11 unanswered goals over the next 15 minutes en route of a convincing victory.

Holloway, an All-American candidate, scored the first four goals of the night for Villanova and the Wildcats captured a 4-1 lead after one quarter. Three of Holloway's goals were unassisted and he currently leads the team with 21 goals.

Villanova carried momentum into the second quarter as the onslaught continued. The Wildcats eight-second quarter goals allowed Villanova to carry a 12-2 lead into the locker room at intermission. Junior Brian Marks (Glenmoore, Pa.) and sophomore Scott MacMullan (Arnold, Md.) each tallied two goals in the second frame.

The Wildcats slowed the things down in the second half and controlled the tempo for the remainder of the game as they cruised to the 18-6 victory.

Starting goalie Sean Philbin (Annapolis, Md.) made seven saves in 45 minutes, earning his first collegiate victory. Freshmen goalkeepers Michael Allen (Hicksville, N.Y.) and Dan Biser (Baltimore, Md.) split time in the fourth quarter helping to secure the victory.

Villanova will be back in action on Saturday, April 20, at Villanova Stadium, when they host No. 10 ranked Loyola College. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.