Saint John's vs. Air Force
March 26, 2005
The Game Story:
Queens, NY - The St. John's Red Storm lacrosse team's comeback attempt fell short, as the Red Storm fell 13-11 to Air Force at DaSilva Memorial Field. St. John's falls to 2-5 on the season, while the Falcons improve to 3-3.

Air Force pulled ahead to a large 6-2 lead at the half, before St. John's staged their comeback effort, as the Red Storm took over the game in the third quarter.

St. John's scored four of the first five goals of the second half in the opening four minutes. The run was keyed by Devin Madden, who won 18-of-25 face-offs for the day, and helped keep the ball in St. John's possession. Justin O'Donnell scored two goals and assisted on a third during the stretch, which pulled the Red Storm within one. The Red Storm were unable to tie the game, as the two teams exchanged goals for the remainder of the quarter, which ended with the Falcons ahead 9-8.

Air Force tallied the first two goals of the fourth quarter to take a three-goal lead, with just under 12 minutes to play. Robert Gannon scored an unassisted goal at 8:41 to cut it back to two, but Air Force scored once again with 3:37 to play to go back up by three, leaving the Red Storm with an uphill climb.

Gannon scored his third goal of the game off an assist from Tom Michaelsen, and Michaelsen went on to score a goal of his own just 22 seconds later to cut it to one with 1:26 remaining. St. John's could not regain possession and were forced to chase the Falcons, who sealed the win with their final goal with 26 seconds on the clock.





Dave Saccente had an outstanding game in the net for St. John's, finishing with 16 saves.

The Red Storm will return to action on Wednesday, March 30 when they host ECAC Lacrosse foe Rutgers at 3 pm.