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 #2 Canisius 
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(6-9, 4-2 MAAC) 
Recor Breaks MAAC Assists Record To Help Marist Advance To Fourth Straight MAAC Final
 
 Stat Comparison #3 Marist #2 Canisius
 Goals
 Shots 29  35 
 Assists
 Faceoffs 11-17  6-17 
 Caused Turnovers  7  
 Ground Balls 24  22 
 Man Up 1-3  0-2 
 Turnovers  11  
 Saves 17  12 
   
 
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  #3 Marist  #2 Canisius
 Goals  Morrison and Recor, 2  Kearnen, 3
 Assists  Recor, 3  Kearnen and Edwards, 1
 Faceoffs  Galioto, 10-15  Balawejder, 6-13 
 Caused Turnovers  Murphy, 2  Edwards and Eddy, 2
 Ground Balls  Galioto, 6  Kearnen and Caito, 4
 Saves  Corrigan, 17  Ganzhorn, 12
   
 Up Next
 

Who: #1 Monmouth 
When: Sun. May 7 - 10 a.m. 
Where: Tenney Stadium

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POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - Senior attackman J.D. Recor became the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-time assists leader as the Marist men's lacrosse team defeated Canisius, 8-5, in a 2017 MAAC Championships semifinal May 5 in Tenney Stadium.

Recor helped out on a goal from junior Gannon Morrison at 4:28 of the second quarter for his 130th career assist, surpassing the former record set by Manhattan's Eugene Tanner in 2005. He notched five points on the night to send the Red Foxes to the MAAC Championship game for the fourth straight year.

Marist will battle top seeded Monmouth for the conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament at 10 a.m. May 7 in Tenney Stadium. Tickets are available through Ticketleap on the MAAC website.

Other standouts for the Red Foxes (10-5, 4-2 MAAC) tonight included junior Matt Galioto, who collected a team-high six ground balls and went 10-for-15 in the faceoff X. Redshirt junior Nick Nye scooped up five ground balls to help limit opportunities in transition for the Golden Griffins (6-9, 4-2 MAAC) and redshirt junior Brian Corrigan sprawled for 17 saves.  

The Red Foxes struck first with an unassisted goal from junior Kyle Quinn at 13:44. Corrigan stopped the Golden Griffins' first five shots before junior Connor Kearnan found the back of the net for Canisius. Marist took the lead for the rest of the evening with just seven seconds left in the opening quarter when Morrison cut left towards the net, split the double team and ripped a bounce shot for a goal.

Canisius kept the deficit at three by halftime with a score inside the final two minutes of the second stanza as Marist stayed in front 6-3.  

The late quarter offense continued to pick up for the Red Foxes, as sophomore James Sarrocco scooped up a ground ball, sprinted up the right side of the field, and rocketed a long range shot that ended up in the net for his first career goal. The sudden score extended the Marist advantage to four heading into the final quarter.

Kearnen completed his hat trick performance with 7:58 to go, but Corrigan made six more stops to keep Marist's 2017 season alive. Canisius outshot the Red Foxes 35-29, but Marist won the groundball matchup 24-22. 

The Red Foxes will host the first seeded Monmouth Hawks in the 2017 MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championship game Sunday, May 7. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. The contest will air on national television and radio, as fans can tune in to either ESPNU or the WatchESPN app and Sirius channel 108 or XM channel 201 on the radio.