POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Three different Bobcats – Michael Sagl (West Islip, N.Y.), Matt Diehl (Towson, Md.) and Ryan Keenan (Oshawa, Ontario) – each had two goals in Saturday's MAAC men's lacrosse match, but a late Marist College rally left Quinnipiac with its first conference loss of the season, 13-8, at Tenney Stadium.
Trailing 6-3 early in the third quarter, Matt Diehl ignited the Bobcat attack with back-to-back goals to pull Quinnipiac (2-4, 1-1 MAAC) within one with 7:12 left in the frame. Less than a minute after that, Dylan Webster (Brampton, Ontario) tied the score up at six apiece, when he finished off a pass from Connor Meth (Basking Ridge, N.J.). Quinnipiac and Marist went into the final quarter all square at 6-6.
However, one of the MAAC's better attacks caught fire and rattled off five straight goals to take a commanding 11-6 advantage. Sagl scored his second goal of the afternoon to pull the Bobcats within four, but consecutive goals from Marist put the game out of reach, and sealed the victory for the home team.
Sagl led Quinnipiac's attack with two goals and an assist to extend his point streak to 25 straight games. With his five points, Sagl became the 10th player in Quinnipiac history to reach 100 career points. Diehl and Keenan also had two goals for the Bobcats with Sagl and Diehl adding four ground balls to their stat lines.
Webster and Meth each had multiple points as well. Webster tallied a goal and an assists and Meth handed out two assists. Matt Kycia (West Hartford, Conn.) concluded the scoring summary with a goal – extending his goal streak to three straight games.
Defensively, Gill Conners (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) totaled 16 saves in goal for Quinnipiac for a .552 save percentage. Marist's Dave Scarcello matched Conners with 16 saves.
Marist (3-4, 1-1 MAAC) was led by an eight-point outing from JD Recor. He had four goals and four assists in the game. Colin Joka also completed a hat trick for the Red Foxes.
There was no scoring in the first quarter with Marist jumping out to a 5-3 lead at halftime.
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.
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