Men's Lacrosse Drops First Away Game At Air Force, 13-3
|Air Force (2-2)||5||2||3||3||13|
|G: 3 Players (#5, #11, #15 - 1)||G: Mike Crampton - 3|
|A: Matt Diehl - 1||A: Keith Dreyer - 3|
|Sv: Dylan Torey - 9||Sv: Austin Fox - 2|
|GB: Chris Coppolecchia - 3||GB: Erik Smith - 7|
|Team Statistics||Quinnipiac||Air Force|
|Face Offs Won||5||15|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three different Bobcats appeared in the scoring column on Saturday afternoon's box score, but the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team fell to Air Force Academy, 13-3 in its first away game of the 2012 schedule. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 0-2 on the young season.
Dylan Webster (Brampton, Ontario), Basil Kostaras (Southlake, Texas) and Michael Sagl (West Islip, N.Y.) each found the cage for the Bobcats, while Matt Diehl (Towson, Md.) collected the lone assist. Dylan Torey (Darien, Conn.) stopped nine shots through 54 minutes between the pipes for the Bobcats. Eddie Greco (Kings Park, N.Y.) and Pat Murray (Branford, Conn.) closed out the game and did not register a save.
Mike Crampton continued his stellar play through the 2012 campaign, netting a hat trick to go along with two ground balls for the Falcons. Tommy McKee, Keith Dreyer and Ryland De Pol each chimed in with two goals and four others added one. Dreyer finished with a game-high three assists.
Air Force scored the game's first three goals before Webster scored QU's first tally with 2:52 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The Falcons extended the margin with four consecutive goals before the Bobcats found the net again. Kostaras' fourth goal of the season concluded the first half scoring summary, leaving a 7-2 advantage for Air Force.
The Falcons struck again after the intermission, but the Bobcats answered with a goal of their own. Sagl's first career nod cut the QU deficit to five with 24 minutes left in the contest. Unfortunately, Air Force kept QU off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game, adding five goals on the other end.
Air Force, now 2-2 on the season, will travel to Texas for a showdown with Army next week.
The Bobcats return to action Wednesday, when they face Fairfield. Opening face-off from the QU Lacrosse Turf Field is scheduled for 3 p.m. For all information regarding the men's lacrosse program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Contact: Tony Distasio; Ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu