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MEN'S LACROSSE STUNS QUINNIPIAC IN DOUBLE OT

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: March 18, 2017

FINAL SCORE – 2OT
Monmouth 8 (4-3, 1-0 MAAC)
Quinnipiac 7 (1-5, 0-1 MAAC)

NEW HAVEN, CT –
Nick Hreshko’s 12th save of the night sent the Monmouth men’s lacrosse team in transition and the Hawks capitalized as Chandler Vanderbeek set up Bryce Wasserman for the game-winning goal in Monmouth’s 8-7 double overtime win over Quinnipiac on Saturday night.

Wasserman’s goal came with 90 seconds remaining in the second overtime period as Monmouth knocked off the defending MAAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions at Reese Stadium on the campus of Yale University.

Monmouth scored first when Dylan Schulte put the Hawks on the board, before back-to-back goals by each team had Quinnipiac in front 4-3 at halftime.

The visiting Hawks regained the lead in the third quarter as Griffin Figel and Tyler Keen each scored their second goals of the night, surrounding Monmouth successfully defending a 6-on-4 penalty situation. Quinnipiac took advantage of another man-up chance and tied the game at 5-5 on Foster Cuomo’s goal with 0.4 seconds remaining in the third.

Each side scored twice in the fourth quarter to set the stage for Wasserman’s game winner.  

NOTES & QUOTES
“It feels good to be on the right side of an overtime game and start off conference play with a win. Tonight was as good as it gets in terms of a total team win. Our sideline energy was great and really helped carry us over the course of the game. Furthermore, so many of our younger guys stepped up in practice this week and combined with our veterans and both scout teams were instrumental in helping us prepare for tonight's game.”
- Head Coach Brian Fisher

- Monmouth snapped Quinnipiac’s nine-game MAAC regular-season winning streak.
- The Hawks defeated Quinnipiac for the first time in four all-time meetings.
- The win was Monmouth’s first conference-opening victory in four seasons.
- Monmouth has won four consecutive MAAC road games dating back to last season.
- Monmouth improved to 2-3 on the road this season.
- Quinnipiac finished with a 47-33 advantage in shots.
- The Hawks wore chrome helmets with midnight blue jerseys and white shorts for the first time ever.
- The Hawks improved to 2-3 all-time in overtime games and 1-2 in 2017.
- Monmouth moved to 2-2 in one-goal games this season.
- MU is 3-5 all-time in night games after its second straight win.
- Sophomore Griffin Figel made his first-career start on attack for the Hawks.

 NUMBERS CRUNCH
- Nick Hreshko, the reigning MAAC Defensive Player of the Week has made 25 saves over his last two games.
- Griffin Figel scored for the third straight game and recorded his first-career multi-goal game. Figel has seven goals this year and 10 for his career. His three-point night (2G, 1A) set a new career high in points.
- Tyler Keen has a goal in seven consecutive games and a 10-game point streak. Keen leads the Hawks with 14 goals this season. He increased his career goal total to 33 with his eighth career multiple-goal game.
- Dylan Schulte and Chris Daly each contributed a goal and an assist in the win. Daly is Monmouth’s all-time leader with 87 career points (62G, 25A) and Schulte reached 30 career points (22G, 8A).
- Bryce Wasserman has eight goals this season and 44 for his career. Wasserman has two game-winning goals in 2017 and six in his career.
- Anthony Sardo scored his first-career goal, which was a man-up goal, assisted by Gordon Phillips. Phillips picked up his first goal of the season.
- Chandler Vanderbeek’s assist was his second of the year.
- Neil Ruppert picked up a season-high four ground balls.

NEXT UP
Monmouth continues conference play next Saturday, March 25, when it hosts Siena. Opening faceoff from Hesse Field on The Great Lawn is set for 1 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.