Midweek Recap: Canisius, Quinnipiac Secure Victories in MAAC Tilts

(Photo Courtesy of Canisius Athletics)

Week ten of the college lacrosse season got off to an early start this week with three midweek games already in the books.

Canisius 11, St. Bonaventure 9

The Canisius Golden Griffins bounced back from a loss against Detroit Mercy over the weekend with a win over fellow Empire State foe St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night.

Jacob Buck dished out four assist and added a goal to lead the Golden Griffins with five points while Mike Penna tallied four points (3G/1A) and Keegan Kozack netted his first career hat trick.

Connor Beals went 17-for-24 (70%) at the faceoff dot and Matt Vavonese made nine saves.

Sean Westley had four goals for St. Bonaventure while Jake Rosa had three goals and an assist. Brett Dobson had 15 saves in cage for the Bonnies.

After finding themselves down 2-0 heading into the second quarter of play, Canisius exploded in the second quarter and went on a 4-2 run in the quarter to tie things up at half. They continued that run in the third quarter, scoring three straight to start the quarter and push their lead to 7-4.

St. Bonaventure answered with two straight to end the third and make it a one-goal game heading into the fourth. A two-goal run in the middle of the quarter and taking the upper hand in the clearing game, albeit a slight one, helped push Canisius over the edge and secure the win. to move to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the MAAC. St. Bonaventure drops to 2-4 overall and 1-4 in the MAAC.

Quinnipiac 7, Siena 5

After being all knotted up at 4 heading into halftime, the Quinnipiac Bobcats came out of the gates strong in the second half and was able to sprint to victory over the visiting Saints on Wednesday afternoon.

Quinnipiac outscored Siena 3-1 in the third quarter and 5-3 overall in the second half of play to help secure the victory. Demitri George was a crucial factor in the Bobcats’ win, going 14-for-15 at the dot and adding a goal to push them ahead 6-3 early in the fourth. Nick DiMuccio made 16 saves in cage foe the Bobcats.

John DeLucia and Matt Miller each had two goals to lead the Quinnipiac offense. Siena saw five different goal scorers in the contest and Chris Yanchoris made 11 saves in cage.

Mount St. Mary’s 16, VMI 9

After losing seven consecutive contest, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers went into Lexington, Va. and ended that streak with a victory over VMI on Wednesday night.

Matt Hggerty had four goals to lead the Mount St. Mary’s offense while Dylan Furnback made 14 saves in cage. Sam Stephan went 10-for-12 (83%) at the faceoff dot for the Mountaineers.

Ryan Perouty and Scout Ripley each had hat trick to lead the VMI offense. Jack Liselli made nine saves in cage for the Keydets.

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