Quinnipiac University (3-4, 2-1 MAAC) at
Stony Brook University (4-6, 0-1 AE)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 • 7:30 PM
Ken P. LaValle Stadium • Stony Brook, N.Y.
All-Time Series vs. SB (DI): 1-5 (1-5)
Last Meeting: March 26, 2005 • L, 12-10
- Quinnipiac Game Notes as a PDF
- Stony Brook Game Notes
- Live Video: AmericaEastTV.com
- Live Stats: GoSeawolves.com
After its thrilling overtime win on Saturday, the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team (3-4, 2-1 MAAC) turns its attention to Stony Brook University (4-6, 0-1 AE) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The Bobcats and the Seawolves are set to square off at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Stony Brook's campus at 7:30 p.m. Quinnipiac is seeking back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
ALL-TIME AGAINST STONY BROOK
Quinnipiac and Stony Brook have met six times since the series began back in 2000 campaign. The Seawolves own a 5-1 record against the Bobcats; however all but one game have been decided by three goals or fewer. Quinnipiac's lone win came back in 2003, when the Bobcats defeated Stony Brook, 12-11, at the QU Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden.
SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES
For Stony Brook, every loss this year has been followed by a win, and every win this year has been followed by a loss – until recently. Stony Brook fell to 4-6 on the season with a 12-11 loss to UMBC on Friday night, marking the team's second straight defeat. Sophomore Brody Eastwood scored a game-high five goals, but UMBC's Pat Young scored the game-winning goal with 10 seconds left in overtime to lift the Retrievers in America East opener for both teams. Sophomores Chris Hughes and Challen Rogers each added two goals. Eastwood leads the team in scoring with 31 goals this season. Mike Rooney had 21 goals and 12 assists and Matt Schultz has 15 goals and 20 assists. Hayden Johnstone will likely see the time in goal, boasting a team-best 10.88 goals against average and a .485 save percentage.
LAST TIME OUT AGAINST DETROIT MERCY
Michael Sagl's goal with 3:08 seconds remaining in the first overtime gave the Quinnipiac men's lacrosse team a thrilling, come-from-behind 10-9 road victory at Detroit Mercy on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats moved to 3-4 overall, but more importantly improved to 2-1 in MAAC play. With the score deadlocked at nine in the extra frame, Quinnipiac was able to corral the faceoff and move into Titan territory. Pat Corcoran had the first crack but saw his shot sail just wide of the net. Ryan Keenan regained possession for the Bobcats, and head coach Eric Fekete decided he was going to use a timeout to set the offense. A wise decision indeed, soon after Quinnipiac's junior captain maneuvered his way into scoring position and made no mistake with his effort. Sagl netted his ninth goal of the season, and sent the Bobcat bench in uproar as they celebrated the comeback victory.
Michael Sagl grabbed a goal and three assists against Detroit to extend his point streak to 26 straight dating back to 2012. Furthermore, he has registered multiple points in 24 of the 26 games. He is tied for 15th in the nation for the longest active NCAA streak.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
Michael Sagl ranks ninth all-time in points (105); second all-time in assists (54); and 18th all-time in goals (51). With his three points at Marist (3/22), Sagl became the 10th Quinnipiac player to record 100 career points.
THE NATION'S BEST
Gill Conners had another stellar performance with 13 saves against Detroit. He has a .632 save percentage, an 8.68 goals against average, and averages 13.7 saves per game. He leads the nation in save percentage, ranks second in saves per game, and 13th in goals against average.
CORKY CHIPS IN
Pat Corcoran scored a goal and assisted on three others in a four-point afternoon against Detroit. It marked the fourth time he's had four or more points in a game. His career high of five points came back in 2012 at Robert Morris (4/21/12). Corcoran has 33 goals and 23 assists in his career at Quinnipiac.
HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES
Dylan Webster netted his seventh career hat trick at Detroit Mercy. He is tied for 15th on the all-time points list at Quinnipiac. He has 86 career points at the strength of 65 career goals and 21 career assists. He ranks 10th all-time in goals scored.
SCOOP THEM UP
Dylan Webster has 265 career ground balls at Quinnipiac, which has him ranked second in Division I history. He trails the leader Joe Baglio '02 by 36.
HE'S KIND OF A BIG DIEHL
Matt Diehl netted a pair of goals against Marist (3/22) and became the newest member of the 30-30 club. Diehl has 31 goals and 31 assists at Quinnipiac. He ranks 15th all-time in assists. Diehl had his 31st career goal against Detroit.
SOPHOMORE CLASS STEPS UP
Ryan Keenan, Connor Meth and Nate Nibbelink have each factored heavily this year on the Quinnipiac attack. Keenan has 10 goals and three assists, Nibbelink has three goals and two assists, and Meth has three goals and seven assists. Keenan and Meth each netted a goal against Detroit.
Tom Gilligan has five points through seven games this year. He has eight goals and 11 assists during his career. He factored in against Detroit with his second goal of the season.
Henry Graves scored his second career goal against Detroit. Graves' first career goal came at Providence (3/1).
Matt Kycia scored in three straight games, with his last one coming at Marist (3/22). He upped his season-point total to four. He has seven career goals and three career assists at Quinnipiac.
Zach Vehar has provided a big boost to the Quinnipiac attack by way of the faceoff circle. He is 65-of-119 (.546) which included a 14-for-22 showing against Marist (3/22). He ranks 31st in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and 34th in ground balls per game (5.29).
DEFENSE STANDS STRONG
Quinnipiac consistently has one of the best defensive units in the nation, and 2014 isn't any different. The Bobcats rank 28th in goals allowed (9.57) and 17th in caused turnovers (8.43) per game. They also rank 17th in ground balls per game (31.86).
NEILA WEEKLY POLL
The Bobcats were ranked eighth in this week's edition of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (NEILA) poll.
WELL DONE 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).
A HISTORY LESSON
Quinnipiac collected its 20th career MAAC win against Manhattan (3/15). 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.
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.
MAAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dylan Webster was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday, March 3, 2014 by the league office. Dylan Webster and played crucial role in the 16-9 victory over Providence (3/1). Webster netted a career high six goals while adding two assists for another career best of eight points. Webster scored twice in the first quarter and twice in the second aiding an 11-2 lead at halftime for the Bobcats. He capped off his scoring summary with a goal apiece in both the third and fourth quarters. Webster's career day came due in large part to his efficiency with the ball. He took eight shots, seven of which were on target, and six of which found the back of the cage.
MAAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Gill Conners was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday, March 3, 2014 by the league office. Gill Conners stood on his head for nearly 57 minutes, and allowed Quinnipiac to coast past the Friars (3/1). The senior from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. finished with a season high of 19 saves, allowing seven goals on 26 shots faced. Conners made four saves in each of the first two quarters, stopped eight shots in the third and made three in limited action in the fourth. He posted a .731 save percentage and also snagged three ground balls in the triumph.
Quinnipiac's 16 goals against Providence (3/1) were the most in a game since scoring 16 against Wagner back on April 30, 2011. Nine different players scored against the Friars.
The Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team was selected to finish fourth in a preseason poll of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, head coaches released on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Gill Conners and Michael Sagl were chosen to represent Quinnipiac on the All-MAAC Preseason Team as well.
MOVE TO THE MAAC
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Council of Presidents revealed with unanimous approval for Quinnipiac University to join the MAAC, effective as of July 1, 2013. After 15 years as a Northeast Conference affiliate, Quinnipiac is officially a member of the MAAC with competition slated for the 2013-14 academic year.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, April 4 when it resumes MAAC competition at Monmouth. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m. at Kessler Field in West Long Branch, N.J.