April 27, 2010

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Quinnipiac Wins Connecticut Showdown

from press release

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Senior attackmen Jon Flood (Hauppauge, NY) and Timmy Katz (Freeport, NY) scored within a 47 second span of each other to bring Sacred Heart within two of Quinnipiac with 6:25 remaining in the game.  That was the closest the Pioneers men’s lacrosse team would get, as they gave up three more goals to fall to the Bobcats, 13-8, on Campus Field Tuesday evening.

Quinnipiac raced out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first quarter with a pair of scores from junior Christian Haggerty, one on the man-up, and one from classmate Jack Oppenheimer. The Bobcats took a 7-3 lead into the locker room as Haggerty added two more and Oppenheimer scored his second before the half.

At the start of the third quarter, Katz scored his first of the game, followed by a goal from classmate Joe Caridi (East Northport, NY) to cut the QU lead in half.  After Oppenheimer tallied his third of the game, SHU senior Evan Morgan (Ashburn, VA) found the back of the net, on a man-up opportunity, to bring the Pioneers back within two.

The Bobcats opened the final frame with a goal two minutes in as Haggerty, man-up, notched his fifth of the night.  Sophomore faceoff specialist Zach Pall won the ensuing faceoff and immediately took the ball to the cage and scored.

Morgan finished the game with a pair of goals and a pair of assists, while Katz also scored twice and collected an assist.

In net for Quinnipiac, junior Kevin Benzing stopped 10 shots in the win.  Senior Tom Trgo (N. Merrick, NY) made six saves and allowed 13 goals.

Sacred Heart outshot the Bobcats for the game, 38-29.  Groundballs were even as both side picked up 37.

The Pioneers dropped to 3-9 on the year, while QU lifted its record to 7-5.  SHU returns to action for its regular season finale against St. John’s on May 1 at 7:00 pm.


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