Wagner vs. Bellarmine
April 3, 2007
The Game Story:
Staten Island, NY - The Wagner College men's lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker today at Wagner College Stadium to the visiting Bellarmine University Knights (2-7, 0-1 GWLL) in a non-conference battle to the tune of 12-8. The Seahawks now fall to a record of 0-9, 0-2 MAAC on the season.

The Seahawks took the lead right out of the gate on goals from sophomore midfielder Brian Poissant (Manlius, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) - who would have two on the day - sophomore attack Evan Shull (Jefferson Station, NY/Comsewogue) and junior midfielder Ryan Martin (Florham Park, NJ/Bayley Ellard). Sophomore attack Jeff Policicchio (Novi, MI/Novi) would key two of the goals with gaining credit for the assists.

Senior goalkeeper Ian Gallagher (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) was brilliant all game but especially early as he helped a staunch Seahawk defense keep the Knights attack to only one goal in the first period.

He would go on to play all sixty minutes in the cage and finish with 14 saves.

In the second period, however, Bellarmine caught up, notting the score even at four apiece going into the intermission countering the Seahawks' lone score coming with 1:45 left when Shull found Poissant for a good conversion.

Unfortunately for Wagner and the Green & White faithful, in the second half, ownership was clearly in the visiting Knights' hands.

After Policicchio found the net for his only goal of the game with 12:10 left in the third, Bellarmine would go on a five-goal surge that wasn't answered by the Wagner offense.

Shull would add his second goal of the game with 11:52 in the fourth period but was quickly answered by the Knights with another three scores that for all intents and purposes, put the game out of reach.

Junior attack Andrew Daly (Jamesville, NY/Jamesville-DeWitt) would add two late scoreboard tallies - tying him for the game-high on the day with teammates Poissant and Shull and four Bellarmine players - but it wasn't enough as the Knights pulled away and made it a final, 12-8.

The Seahawks now look forward to welcoming MAAC rival the Providence College Friars to Wagner College Stadium for a 2 o'clock gametime this Saturday afternoon.