LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Men's Lacrosse took down reigning MAAC Champions and unanimous preseason favorite Quinnipiac 10-8 on Friday evening at Siena Turf Field.The Saints eliminated the Bobcats from the MAAC playoff contention.
Brian Prunty led the Saints (3-10, 3-2 MAAC) with four points coming off of two goals and two assists. Chris Robertson tallied a hat-trick for Siena and now has 97 career points. Senior Jake Shapiro went 14-22 (.636) at the faceoff X.
Brian Feldman scored two goals and dished out two assists for Quinnipiac (2-8, 1-4 MAAC). Goalie Jack Brust recorded 14 saves for the Bobcats.
Quinnipiac got the scoring started quickly and took a 3-0 lead with 7:08 left in the first quarter. Siena battled through and senior attack Jordan Barlow put the Saints on the board with a dish from Jon-Michael Tokar. After just one quarter the Saints were down just 3-1.
Coming into the second stanza strong Mike Reilly and Joe Arcarese evened up the scoring 3-3. Quinnipiac again took the lead but not before Chris Robertson would score his seventh man-up goal of the season with the assists from Brian Prunty. At the half, the Saints and Bobcats were all tied up 4-4.
It was a back-and-forth battle to open the half, but Robertson put an end the tie and put Siena up 5-4. Quinnipiac came back and tied it up 5-5, but it was Siena's game after that. Brian Prunty scored back-to-back goals and put the Saints up 7-5 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. Robertson capped off his hat-trick with a goal from Barlow to put Siena up 8-5 with just 15 minutes left in the game.
In the final stanza, the Bobcats would outscore the Saints 3-2, but it would be Siena who held on thanks to Jon-Michael Tokar and Keenan Cook putting the two goals in the cage for the 10-8 win to officially eliminate Quinnipiac from MAAC postseason.
Siena outshot the Bobcats 43-29 and win 14 of the 22 faceoffs. Joe Arcarese now has 52 caused turnovers on his career, he is just one caused turnover shy of tying the record (53). He also has 16 on the season, which is ranked tied for sixth best in a single-season.
The Saints will travel to Poughkeepsie, New York to take on Marist in the final regular game of the season on Saturday, Apr. 29. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.