Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-1) at
Lafayette College Leopards (1-1)
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 1 p.m.
Rappolt Field Easton, Pa.
Bobcats Continue Road Stretch at Lafayette
The Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team travels to Easton, Pa., Saturday to take on Lafayette. The Bobcats fell last time out at St. John's, 15-8. Meanwhile, Lafayette defeated Wagner, 15-4, Wednesday on Staten Island.
Scouting the Lafayette Leopards
The Leopards are led by Tom Perini, who's scored eight goals in just two games this season. Stefan Bauer has a team-high four assists, while Alex Heller's seven ground balls lead the team. Jeff Canfield has seen the majority of time in net, posting an 8.08 goals-against average and a .576 saves percentage.
Oppenheimer: The Right Way To Play
Jack Oppenheimer distributed four assists to go along with a goal in the Bobcats' season-opening win at Wagner. He followed that effort with three goals at St. John's. He leads the Bobcats with eight points.
Dendas Delivers; Kerr Connects
Zach Dendas and Garett Kerr scored twice each in the Bobcats' Feb. 21 loss at St. John's. Dendas also added an assist.
The Quinnipiac Poll
Quinnipiac fell three spots in this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll into the eighth position following the Bobcats' 15-8 loss, Feb. 21 at St. John's.
Dimond Sparkles In Opener
Junior Ted Dimond scored three goals to lead the Bobcats to a 13-5 win at Wagner, Feb. 14. Dimond led the Bobcats with 17 goals in 2008.
Gast From the Past
After missing all of last season due to injury, Mike Gast scored two goals in his return to the Bobcats' line-up, Feb. 14 at Wagner.
Benzing Begins Strong
Goalie Kevin Benzing stopped 15 shots, while allowing just five goals at Wagner.
Mullaney Picks Up His Game
Ben Mullaney scooped up seven ground balls and won 12-of-20 face-offs in the Bobcats' season opener at Wagner.
Top Cats Return
Top point scorers Gary Messina, Ted Dimond and Garett Kerr all return for the Bobcats. Messina led Quinnipiac with 26 points, including 10 goals and a team-high 16 assists last season. Dimond scored a team-high 17 goals, while Kerr added 16 goals.
Didn't You Used To Play Here?
2008 All-GWLL Second Team selection Drew Maceranka returns to the Bobcats as an assistant coach. Maceranka anchored the Quinnipiac defense last season and earned a spot on the North team at the USILA North/South All-Star Game.
The Bobcats conclude their season-opening four-game road stretch with a Friday night match-up with nationally-ranked Brown. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Meister Kavan Field.