Men's Lacrosse Game Central: Quinnipiac at Marist - Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1 PM

Quinnipiac University (2-3, 1-0 MAAC) at
Marist College (2-4, 0-1 MAAC)
Saturday, March 22, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Tenney Stadium • Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
All-Time Series vs. MC (DI): 5-1 (5-0)
Last Meeting: March 12, 2008 • W, 10-7

TO THE HUDSON VALLEY
The Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team (2-3, 1-0 MAAC) looks for its second MAAC win of the season on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Bobcats travel to the Hudson Valley for a conference clash with Marist College (2-4, 0-1 MAAC) in Poughkeepsie. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field.

ALL-TIME AGAINST MARIST
Quinnipiac owns a 5-1 record all-time against Marist College. From when the two teams were fellow members of the MAAC (1999-2001), the Bobcats have dominated the series since joining Division I back in 1999. Quinnipiac is 5-0 at the Division I ranks, which includes a 3-0 mark in MAAC play. In the most recent meeting (2008), the Bobcats handed the Red Foxes a 10-7 loss in New York. QU boasts a 3-1 record on the road.

SCOUTING THE RED FOXES
Marist enters Saturday's bout with a 2-4 record after losing its first MAAC game of the season last weekend. The Red Foxes dropped a heartbreaking 9-8 decision to Siena in a game that saw just two Red Fox players factor in on the score sheet. Sophomore Joseph Radin and junior Drew Nesmith scored all of Marist's goals, each netting four apiece. Junior Dave Scarcello was stellar in net, notching 15 saves in the losing effort. A team that was picked to finish just ahead of Quinnipiac in the preseason polls, Marist is led by Radin and Nesmith – two of the most potent attackers in the conference. Radin has 20 goals and three assists, while Nesmith has 16 goals thus far. Scarcello boasts a .488 save percentage and a 2-3 record. 

LAST TIME OUT AGAINST MANHATTAN
Two upperclassmen – Pat Corcoran and Michael Sagl – carried the bulk of the load offensively, and helped the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team to a 10-7 victory over Manhattan College last Saturday. The Bobcats joined Canisius and Siena with their first MAAC wins of the season. Sagl, Corcoran, Matt Kycia, Nate Nibbelink, Dylan Webster, Ryan Keenan, and Connor Meth each had points in the win for the Bobcats. Gill Conners put forth another tremendous effort in goal, while Zach Vehar helped immensely by dominating the faceoff circle. 

A HISTORY LESSON
Quinnipiac collected its 20th career MAAC win last Saturday. The Bobcats were 6-2 in the MAAC in 1999, 4-5 in 2000 and 9-0 in 2001. The Bobcats claimed the regular season title in 2001. 

SAGL'S STREAK
Michael Sagl grabbed two goals and two assists against Manhattan to extend his point streak to 24 straight dating back to 2012. Furthermore, he has registered multiple points in 22 of the 24 games. He is tied for 17th in the nation for the longest active NCAA streak. 

100 POINTS IN REACH
Michael Sagl is just two points away from being the 10th Quinnipiac Division I player to record 100 points. He ranks 10th all-time in points (98); third all-time in assists (50); and 18th all-time in goals (48). 

THE NATION'S BEST
Gill Conners had 14 saves against Manhattan. He has a .663 save percentage, a 7.64 goals against average, and averages 13.4 saves per game. He leads the nation in save percentage, ranks fourth in saves per game, and eighth in goals against average. 

CORCORAN CHIPS IN
Pat Corcoran scored three goals and assisted on another in a four-point afternoon against Manhattan. It marked his third career hat trick and was also the third time he's had four points in a game. His career high of five points came back in 2012 at Robert Morris (4/21/12). Corcoran has 32 goals and 20 assists in his career at Quinnipiac. 

MATTY ICE
Matt Kycia scored for the second straight game against Manhattan. He had a goal and an assist to up his season-point total to four. He has six career goals and three career assists at Quinnipiac. 

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES
Dylan Webster has 61 career goals at Quinnipiac. That figure has him tied for 12th on Quinnipiac's all-time leader list. He had his team-leading 10th goal in the game against Manhattan. 

SCOOP THEM UP
Dylan Webster has 260 career ground balls at Quinnipiac, which has him ranked second in Division I history. He trails the leader Joe Baglio '02 by 41. 

THE ROOK
Zach Vehar has provided a big boost to the Quinnipiac attack by way of the faceoff circle. He is 45-of-81 (.556) which included a 12-for-15 showing against Manhattan. He ranks 25th in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and 37th in ground balls per game (5.0).   

SOPHOMORE CLASS STEPS UP
Ryan Keenan, Connor Meth and Nate Nibbelink have each factored heavily this year on the Quinnipiac attack. Keenan has seven goals and three assists, Nibbelink has three goals and two assists, and Meth has two goals and five assists. They each had multiple points against Manhattan, and have accounted for 22 points this season. 

DEFENSE STANDS STRONG
Quinnipiac consistently has one of the best defensive units in the nation, and 2014 isn't any different. The Bobcats rank 18th in goals allowed (9.00) and 19th in caused turnovers (8.6) per game. They also rank 23rd in ground balls per game (30.6). 

GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
Tom Gilligan has four points through five games this year. He has seven goals and 11 assists during his career. 

DIEHL LENDS A HELPING HAND
Matt Diehl tallied two assists against Providence (3/1) and now has 31 assists for his career at Quinnipiac. That number has him tied for 15th on the all-time list. He also added his 28th career goal at Harvard (3/12). 

WELL DOWN WELDON
Evan Weldon has two career goals at Quinnipiac, both coming in games this year. He netted the first of his season against Brown (2/22) and the second against Providence (3/2). 

THE CAPTAINS
Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse head coach Eric Fekete has announced that four returning upperclassmen - Gill Conners, Brandon Kuring, Michael Sagl and Greg Pendergast - will serve as team captains for the 2014 season.

Up Next
Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, March 29 with its third conference game at Detroit. Faceoff is set for 12 p.m. at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich.