Quinnipiac vs. Umbc
April 10, 2004
The Game Story:
Leigh DiPace scored three goals but the Quinnipiac Bobcats dropped a 12-7 decision to the UMBC Retrievers in America East Conference play on Saturday in Hamden, Conn. The loss drops the Bobcats record to 1-8 (0-2 America East), while the Retrievers improve to 4-4 (3-1 America East).

UMBC got the game started by scoring four consecutive goals, including two by Drew Westervelt. Quinnipiac cut the score to 4-1 thanks to DiPace's first goal of the game with :28 left in the first quarter.

The Retrievers extended their lead by scoring the second quarter's first three goals. Travis Tomczak, Brendan Mundorf and Westervelt all tallied goals during the scoring run to give UMBC a 7-1 lead with 10:32 to go in the second.

The Bobcats responded by scoring four straight goals, including two by DiPace and one each by Eddie Morley and Eric Trama, to make the score 7-5, UMBC with 10:09 to go in the third quarter.

After two consecutive UMBC goals, Andy Pelletier's goal got the Bobcats back to within three at 9-6, with 5:42 to go in the third frame. However, that would be as close as Quinnipiac would get as the Retrievers scored three of the game's final four goals to clinch the 12-7 victory.

DiPace led the Bobcats with three goals, while Josh Murray (one goal and two assists) and Morley (one goal and one assist) also had multi-point games.

Mundorf and Westervelt each tallied three goals to lead the Retrievers.

James Nastro stopped 11 shots for the Bobcats, while Kevin Cepelak had seven saves for UMBC.

Quinnipiac will be back in action on Tuesday when it hosts the Manhattan Jaspers at 3:00 p.m. in Hamden, Conn.