Quinnipiac vs. Saint Joseph's
March 10, 2007
The Game Story:
Three Bobcats had five points and Roger Fish made 14 saves on 19 chances to propel the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team to a 12-5 victory over St. Joseph's on Saturday morning. Tucker Prudden, Mike Stottler and Todd Kaiser all finished with five points. The Bobcats never trailed in the contest and won their second consecutive game.

Quinnipiac improves to 2-1 overall, 0-0 in GWLL play. St. Joseph's drops to 0-5 overall, 0-0 in MAAC play.

Quinnipiac scored the first two goals in the opening five minutes. Todd Kaiser and Chris Griffin scored at 12:02 and 11:03 to give the Bobcats control early in the game. Tucker Prudden and Mike Stottler added helpers.

Steve Varga of St. Joseph's cut the lead in half at 7:16, but the Bobcats responded with two more goals to make it 4-1. Prudden found Kaiser at 2:39 and Kaiser found Stottler at 1:03.

Playing a man up, Mike O'Neill cut the Bobcat lead to two goals at 4-2 with less than a second left in the first period. The first frame ended with the Bobcats holding on to a two-goal lead.

Griffin set up Anthony Poerio for the first goal of the second period at 12:40 to give Quinnipiac a 5-2 lead. After a Mike O'Neill score made it 5-3, Quinnipiac closed the half when Jon D'Ascoli found Prudden for a score with 11 ticks on the clock. The Bobcats had a 6-3 lead at recess.

Quinnipiac continued a streak of scoring five unanswered goals through the beginning of the fourth period. D'Ascoli, Prudden and Stottler all scored in the third frame in which the Bobcats shut out their opponent, 3-0, to take a commanding 9-3 lead.

Kaiser completed the hat trick with 13:46 left in the contest to extend the Bobcat lead to 10-3. After St. Joseph's scored with a man up at 12:00, Kaiser set up defender Adam Bartholomew for his second career goal at 10:51. Bartholomew's score came with the Bobcats playing a man down.

The Hawks struck one more time courtesy of Varga, but the Bobcats had the last say when Prudden set up Stottler for a hat trick with 5:42 remaining in the game to give the Bobcats a 12-5 lead which they carried to the end of the game.

Roger Fish made 14 saves on 19 chances for Quinnipiac while Erik Hotaling stopped 12 of the 24 shots he faced.

Quinnipiac travels to face Saint John's of the ECAC on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. matinee.