Solid play in the middle quarters gave the Siena men’s lacrosse team its second win of the season on Friday, 13-10 over St. John’s at Hickey Field in Loudonville.
After a 3-3 first quarter, the Saints (2-5) outscored St. John’s 9-3 in the second and third quarters.
Siena also got great individual performances at both ends of the field. Offensively, senior midfielder Christian Watts led the way with a season-high five goals. Freshman attackman Pratt Reynolds added four goals and an assist, while graduate student attackman Jack Kiernan had two goals and a season-high four assists. The six points also are a team high. Defensively, senior Christopher Yanchoris tied his season high with 17 saves.
Siena went on a 3-0 run to start the second quarter, with the first two being man-up goals by Reynolds. Watts tallied the other one. Siena led 8-5 at halftime, having taken only 10 shots on goal.
Kiernan struck twice in the third quarter, with Reynolds and Watts also tallying for a 12-6 lead through the period. Watts made it 13-6 with his team-leading 19th goal of the game at 10:59 of the fourth before the Red Storm (1-5) put on a late rally.
St. John’s 3 2 1 4 – 10
Siena 3 5 4 1 – 13
St. John’s scoring: Kelly 3-1, Huber 2-0, Willis 1-4, Ednie 1-1, Lutfi 1-0, Iacocca 1-0, Duncan 1-0, Zuhoski 0-1, Klein 0-1, Vlasimsky 0-1. Siena scoring: Watts 5-0, Reynolds 4-1, Kiernan 2-4, Van Schepen 1-2, DiChristina 1-0, Menniti 0-1. Goalies: St. John’s, Quirk, 10 saves. Siena, Yanchoris, 17 saves.
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