College Crosse Recap.
Big win for the Monmouth Hawks who have now won their last 10 games. Detroit Mercy actually got on the board first today less than 2 minutes into the game, but Monmouth then went on 4-0 from 11:15 in the first to 13:04 in the 2nd to take control of the game. Detroit did not score their second goal of the game until the 1:13 mark in the 2nd quarter. The second half was more of the same as Detroit scored early in the 3rd to cut the deficit to 5-4, but Monmouth responded with a 4-1 run from 4:30 in the 3rd quarter to 10:30 in the 4th to go up 9-5. Detroit tacked on a couple goals in the waning minutes of the game, but Monmouth was able to score two of their own to keep the Titans at bay.
Monmouth’s Eamon Campbell came off the bench to lead the team in scoring with 4 points (3 Gs & 1 A). Hawks goalie Nick Hreshko had a great game with 12 saves. Monmouth’s man-down unit was also very good today, as it held Detroit Mercy to 1-6 on extra-man opportunities. Detroit’s Alec Gilhooly left it all on the field this afternoon, as he led the Titans in scoring with 4 goals. Goalie Jason Weber had a pretty good game for Detroit as he finished the day with 15 saves. As mentioned above, Detroit’s EMO unit was really flat this afternoon. If the Titans could’ve gotten 2 or 3 more goals from their EMO unit, they might have been able to make a stronger run at Monmouth. The Hawks will now face Marist in the MAAC Tournament title game on Sunday.
College Crosse Recap.
Marist’s defense today was on point today as they held Canisius to 1 goal in the 1st, 3rd, & 4th, thanks in large part to the stellar play of their goalie Brian Corrigan. Corrigan finished the day with 17 saves and was pretty much a brick wall against the Canisius offense. Lots of credit to Marist face-off man, Matt Galito, who went 10-15 at the dot to help control the pace of play.
Shout out to Marist senior J.D. Recor who became the MAAC’s all-time assists leader in this game as he passed the former record holder Eugene Tanner of Manhattan when he notched his 130th assist in the 2nd quarter. Recor also led the team in scoring with 5 points against the Golden Griffins (2 Gs & 3 As). Canisius’ Connor Kearnan played valiantly today as he stepped up with 4 points in the game (3 Gs & 1 A), but unfortunately, the Marist D was able to hold his teammates in check for much of the game. Kearnan was the only Canisius player with more than 1 point in the game. Marist will now play in their 4th straight MAAC Tournament title game on Sunday vs. Monmouth.