Siena falls to Canisius in MAAC men’s lacrosse opener

Siena men’s lacrosse head coach Liam Gleason.
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Siena men’s lacrosse head coach Liam Gleason.

BUFFALO — Nathan Conry’s goal with 12:07 left in the fourth quarter snapped a 7-7 tie, and Hunter Parucki added an insurance goal with 2:09 to go as Canisius edged Siena 9-8 on Sunday in the MAAC men’s lacrosse opener for both teams at Demske Sports Complex.

The Saints (2-6 overall) got to within one on a Christian Watts goal with 31 seconds left, but ran out of time before they could get an opportunity at the tying goal.

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Third-quarter goals by Watts and Jack Kiernan gave Siena a 6-5 lead. But goals 29 seconds apart by John McCain and Keegan Kozack helped Canisius (2-6 overall) regain a one-goal lead.

Pratt Reynolds tied it for Siena 1:15 into the fourth quarter.

Watts led the Saints with four goals.

The Saints return to action at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marist.

Siena 1 2 3 2 — 8

Canisius 3 1 3 2 — 9

Siena scoring: Watts 4-0, Reynolds 2-0, Kiernan 1-1, Julien 1-1, Erb 0-1, Van Schepen 0-1, Pemrick 0-1. Canisius scoring: Kozack 3-1, Conry 1-1, Naylor 1-1, Fridge 1-0, Parucki 1-0, McCain 1-0, Furlong 1-0, Richiusa 0-1, Coughlin 0-1. Goalies: Siena, Yanchoris, 12 saves. Canisius, Vavonese, 10 saves.

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