Wagner vs. Marist
March 28, 2009
The Game Story:
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The Marist men's lacrosse team outscored the Wagner Seahawks 8-2 in the second half on its way to a convincing 12-4 win at Wagner College Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Evan Guarini (Long Valley, N.J.) led the Red Foxes with a hat trick as eight different Marist players scored a goal in the win. Sophomore attack Corey Zindel (Randolph, N.J.) added three assists.

Marist (3-3, 3-0 MAAC) got on the board one minute into the game as Paul Santavicca (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) fed Guarini in front of the Wagner goal to make the score 1-0. The Red Foxes then scored a man-up goal with 13:16 to go in the first quarter as Matt Francis (Lansdale, Pa.) put in a Zindel pass from right in front of the cage to go ahead 2-0. Santavicca got his second assist of the game at the 9:10 mark of the first as he fed Ryan Sharkey (West Field, N.J.) for a goal 15 yards from the cage.

After getting shutout in the first quarter, Wagner (1-8, 0-2 MAAC) got on the board at the 14:06 mark of the second quarter John Hird found the back of the net for the Seahawks. The Seahawks then got to within a goal at the 9:35 mark as Will Macumber scored to make the score 3-2. Santavicca put Marist back ahead by two with a goal off a dodge from the left of the cage with 36 seconds remaining in the half, making the score 4-2 which stuck through the half. The Red Foxes outshot Wagner 12-7 in the second quarter and 19-14 for the half.

Marist got back up by three at the 12:45 mark of the third quarter when Guarini assisted on Sharkey's second goal, making the score 5-2. The Red Foxes extended the lead to four with 5:41 remaining in the quarter when Matt Teichmann (Huntington, N.Y.) scored on a dodge from behind the net to make the score 6-2. Lou Loria (Bethpage, N.Y.) then found the back of the net off a Marist clear to make the score 7-2 with 2:15 left in the third. Guarini then scored with two seconds remaining in the quarter on a jump shot from the left of the crease to put Marist ahead 8-2.

The Red Foxes continued their dominance of the second half as Guarini scored his third goal with 9:07 remaining in the fourth quarter to put Marist ahead 9-2. Marist outshot Wagner 12-5 in the fourth quarter as the Red Foxes tacked three more goals. Bob von Hoffman (Montclair, N.J.) scored with 7:08 left in the game and freshman Jack Kensil (Massapequa, N.Y.) scored back-to-back goals late in the game. Fellow freshman Bobby Carpenter (Saratoga, N.Y.) assisted on Kensil's second goal for his first career point.

Marist outshot Wagner 43-25 in the game, with 36 of its shots coming after the first quarter. The Red Foxes also held a 34-30 advantage in ground balls and won 13 of the 19 faceoffs. Francis won 11 draws for the Red Foxes and had a game-high eight ground balls as Nick Armstrong (Kings Park, N.Y.) added five ground balls.

The Red Foxes will end their current three-game road swing on Tuesday, March 31 with a 3:30 p.m. game at Patriot League opponent Lafayette.