Bobcats (3-1, 0-1 ECAC) vs.
Hobart College Statesmen (2-2, 0-0 ECAC)
Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 1 p.m.
McCooey Field - Geneva, N.Y.
Bobcats Travel To ECAC Lacrosse Foe Hobart Saturday|
The Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team returns to ECAC Lacrosse action Saturday, when it travels to Geneva, N.Y., to take on Hobart. The Bobcats have won three straight games since falling in the season opener to Loyola (Md.). Meanwhile, the Statesmen have split their four games this season, most recently edging Binghamton, 6-5.
Scouting the Hobart Statesmen
The Statesmen (2-2, 0-0 ECAC Lacrosse) are led by Kevin Curtin, who has six goals and six assists for a team-high 12 points. Chris Pedersen is close behind with 11 points (five goals, six assists), while Doug Shiver has contributed a team-high seven goals. Bobby Dattilo has taken all but one face-off for the Statesmen this season, winning 55-of-79 (.696). Dattilo also has a team-high 27 ground balls. Max Silberlicht has compiled an 8.38 goals-against average and a .602 save percentage.
Junior transfer Christian Haggerty had a team-high six points (two goals, four assists) in the Bobcats' 12-2 win over Providence, March 13. For his effort, he was named the ECAC Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week. Haggerty leads the Bobcats with eight goals, seven assists and 15 points.
Benz, But Don't Break
Senior goalie Kevin Benzing has been his typical steady self in net for the Bobcats this season, maintaining a 6.56 goals-against average and a .639 save percentage while posting a 3-1 record.
Zach Pall has won 29-of-41 face-off opportunities this season. He won 12-of-18 face-offs at Detroit-Mercy, and picked up a career-high 13 ground balls in the process. Pall also won all seven of his face-off opportunities against Wagner, and 10-of-16 against Providence.
Three For All
Christian Haggerty, Peter McNichols and Jack Oppenheimer each contributed three goals and an assist in the Bobcats' 13-8 victory, March 7 at Detroit-Mercy.
The Bobcats won 22-of-26 face-off opportunities against Wagner. Zach Pall led the way, going a perfect 7-for-7, while Derek Flynn (8-for-10) and Jay Binkowski (7-for-9) were also extremely efficient.
Todd Kaiser led the Bobcats with a goal and an assist in Quinnipiac's season opener against No. 10 Loyola, Feb. 27.
Benzing Sends Back 16 Shots
Kevin Benzing did all he could to keep the Bobcats in the game, Feb. 27, against nationally-ranked No. 10 Loyola. Benzing stopped 16 of the 27 shots he faced on the day.
The Bobcats return 30 of 35 letter winners from a year ago, including the team's top eight goal scorers. Junior Jack Oppenheimer scored a team-high 20 goals last season, while classmate Kevin Kelly was close behind with 17. Senior Ted Dimond also contributed double-digit goals with 12. Seniors Todd Kaiser (7), Garett Kerr (7), Alex DeAlmeida (5), Mike Gast (5), and Zach Dendas (5) all return for the Bobcats' offense.
The Bobcats return to ECAC Lacrosse action Saturday, March 27, when they play host to Ohio State. Opening face-off from the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field is scheduled for noon.