Great performances carry Siena men’s lacrosse to victory

Siena men’s lacrosse head coach Liam Gleason.

Siena men’s lacrosse head coach Liam Gleason.

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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