Tuesday, April 11, 2006
By Vincent Lewis
When you take a look at the statistics, the match up between the Golden Eagles from Seneca and the Lancers from Holy Cross, it appeared that this would be a competitive game. The team limiting their turnovers and executing well would pick up the well deserved win. When Mike Schiraldi scored the first goal of the game for Seneca, Holy Cross would respond with a goal scored by Joe Wagner. That’s the way this Olympic Conference boys’ lacrosse game went through four quarters. But on this day, the Golden Eagles’ hard work especially during the second half allowed them to outscore the Lancers by three goals. Seneca’s Kirk Kaiser would score three goals during that important second half and help the Golden Eagles pick up the 10-8 victory.
These two teams were deadlocked at one goal apiece, but that didn’t last long as Schiraldi deposited his second goal of the quarter giving Seneca a 2-1 lead heading into the second quarter. Sean Neary would get the first goal of the quarter to tie this game up. Right after Greg Yeager regained the lead for Seneca, Neary struck again and knotted this game at 3-3. Wagner’s second goal of the first half finished out the scoring before halftime and Holy Cross held a 4-3 lead at the break.
During the second half, Seneca and Holy Cross continued to match the intensity resulting in an evenly match game. With the score deadlock at eight goals apiece, Greg Flasser put the Golden Eagles ahead by one goal during the final quarter. Kevin Rider added an insurance goal and Seneca would walk away with a hard battling victory. Kirk Kaiser finished the game with three goals, Mike Schiraldi added two and Mike Massel also scored two goals for the Golden Eagles. Joe Wagner, Tim Moran and Sean Neary all scored two goals apiece for Holy Cross.