Quinnipiac vs. Manhattan
March 1, 2003
The Game Story:
Kings Point, N.Y. - The Quinnipiac Men's Lacrosse team triumphed over the Manhattan Jaspers this afternoon in their first home game of the season. Despite the wintery conditions, the Bobcats came up big with their first victory of the season in Kings Point, N.Y. Freshman Chip Schmidt scored three goals and handed out two assists this afternoon.

Quinnipiac came off a quick start with three goals in the first five minutes. Schmidt scored the first two goals of his hat trick, while Eric Trama tallied his first collegiate goal with 11:18 remaining in the first quarter.

Manhattan tallied back with three goals in a little over three minutes to tie up the game. Mike Honors, Eugene Tanner and Justin Otto put the Jaspers on the board respectively.

Junior Forward Andy Pelletier put another goal past the Jaspers with 2:25 left in the first quarter to lead the Bobcats 4-3. Tanner scored his second goal of the game to tie up Manhattan going into the half.

Schmidt added his final goal to the hat trick with 8:37 remaining in the third to put the Bobcats in the lead once again.

Nick Silva quickly evened the score in the fourth quarter, but Quinnipiac just pushed for more. Mike Stottler scored his first collegiate goal with 13:08 remaining. John Giordano put up the game winning goal six minutes later and Josh Murray secured the Bobcat lead with 6:29 remaining in the game.

Otto scored his second goal of the game with less than four minutes remaining but it just wasn't enough to keep them in contention. The Bobcats ended the game in victory, 8-6.

John Landers turned away 11 shots for Manhattan. T.J. Barnett stopped 12 shots in the victory for the Bobcats this afternoon.

The Bobcats return to action on March 4, 2003 at Dartmouth at 2:00 p.m.