Men’s Lacrosse Moves to 6-5 With Narrow Win Over Quinnipiac

The Marist College Men’s Lacrosse team met their MAAC championship game rival Quinnipiac for a regular season matchup that came out favorably for the Red Foxes with a final score of 9-8. The Red Foxes have seen the Bobcats throughout the last two regular seasons including back-to-back MAAC championship games. Marist showed their dominance in the 2015 championship, but were thwarted in 2016. “To beat Quinnipiac was a big win for us, it helped us get back on track in the MAAC, and as a team that beat us last year in the MAAC final we definitely wanted to get our revenge,” said senior attack J.D. Recor. While their hopes of returning to the MAAC championship match are high, the road to get back is long, but they have already taken their first step by stepping over Quinnipiac.

Marist narrowly escaped the Bobcats this time as their game on Yale’s New Haven, Connecticut campus included three ties and a one goal shy comeback in the fourth quarter. Marist and Quinnipiac stayed neck and neck most of the game but a blank third quarter by the Bobcats gave Marist the upper hand going in to the final quarter of play. Quinnipiac responded with four goals, but Marist’s two goals in the final quarter helped them keep their heads above water, surviving the Bobcats final attack.

In addition to the competitive tension between the two teams, freshman Joe Tierney helped the Red Foxes out with a hat trick on the day. The three goals from the young attackman shows great promise for the future of the program, as he extended his 10-game point streak to 11 with his performance on the day. “We have a had a lot of young guys start to step up for us. We know how good Joe is since this whole year started and it’s good to see him get back to his natural position and we expect great things from him,” said Recor. Also getting in the mix for the Red Foxes was junior Mitchell Standera who found the back of the net twice in the game.

On the defensive side of the field redshirt junior goalie Brian Corrigan recorded seven saves including blanking the Bobcats in the third quarter. Marist also caused eight turnovers, four of them coming from sophomore defenseman James Sarrocco. Starting face off specialist for the Red Foxes junior Matt Galioto did his job at the X taking nine of 14 face offs and leading the ground balls for Marist by scooping up six on the day.

With this win over Quinnipiac, Marist moves to 1-2 in the MAAC conference. They look next to Riverdale, New York, where they will take on the Manhattan Jaspers in an attempt to continue to climb out of the basement of the MAAC and make a third straight appearance in the MAAC championship.  “We expect to get their best game, they have nothing to lose and we have everything to lose. We are 1-2 against them in my class so we definitely want to go out on a high note against them and get that win,” said Recor.

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