Gill Conners Picks Up Second MAAC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week Honor
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HAMDEN, Conn. – For the second time this season, senior goalie Gill Conners (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) has been named the MAAC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, announced on Monday, March 17, 2014 by the league office.
Gill Conners continued his hot streak between the pipes with two stellar performances this past week. He totaled 26 saves and compiled a 6.50 goals against average in a 1-1 week for the Bobcats. Conners made 12 saves in the team's first game against Hartford, while holding the Hawks to just six goals in the non-conference clash. Over the weekend, Conners picked up his first MAAC win with 14 saves against Manhattan College. He posted a .667 save percentage for the week, and added to his nationally ranked figures.
Conners lowered his season goals against average to 7.64 and upped his save percentage to .663. He leads the nation in save percentage, ranks fourth in saves per game (13.4), and ranks eighth in goals against average. He also had eight ground balls in the two games.
Quinnipiac takes a few days off before its next competition. The Bobcats travel to Marist College on Saturday, March 22, 2014 for a conference tilt with the Red Foxes. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at Leonidoff Field in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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