POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Marist men’s lacrosse team (4-8, 2-3 MAAC) hosts Canisius (7-6, 3-2) on Saturday, April 26 in its final regular season game of the year with a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) playoff berth on the line (tiebreak scenarios below). The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public. Fans who cannot attend the game can watch live on the Red Fox Network. Prior to the first face-off, the men’s lacrosse class of 2014 will be honored.
Freshman J.D. Recor (Lancaster, N.Y.) and sophomore Joseph Radin (Long Beach, N.Y.) lead the Red Foxes with 38 points each. Recor has 12 goals and 26 assists, best for 14th nationally and first among all freshmen. Radin has a team-high 31 goals and seven assists. Juniors Colin Joka (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.) have tallied 27 goals each while classmate Mike Begley (Brookeville, Md.) has 28 points on 18 goals and 10 assists.
Last Time Out: Radin recorded four goals and one assist to lead the Marist to a 12-9 victory over Monmouth With the win, the Red Foxes moved to 2-3 in conference play. Recor and Joka netted two goals each while Recor added two assists. Sophomores Nick Papayanakos (Manlius, N.Y.), Dillon Walker (Wawa, Pa.), Nick Kilkowski (Summit, N.J.) and freshman John Vigh (Holtsville, N.Y) added one goal each.
Kilkowski, Nesmith, Begley, senior Gannon Osborn (Canandaigua, N.Y.), and Walker dished out one assist each. Junior goalkeeper Dave Scarcello (Buffalo, N.Y.) made 10 saves in goal for the Red Foxes and had one assist. Sophomore Dominic Montemurro (Kings Park, N.Y.) won 12-of-21 face-offs and collected four ground balls. Nesmith had a career-high six ground balls followed by Begley and junior Patrick Eaker (Redding, Conn.) with five and four, respectively.
Last Meeting: Marist and Canisius last met on March 23, 2013 in a contest that ended in the Red Foxes’ favor, 13-5. Marist scored a staggering 11 goals in the second half for the win. Radin had a then career-high four goals and two assists. Jack Doherty (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) had three goals while Connor Rice (Penfield, N.Y.) and Nesmith each had two goals and an assist. Ethan Fox (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) had a career-high four caused turnovers and collected a team-high five ground balls.
Scouting the Golden Griffins: Canisius stands at 7-6 overall and 3-2 in the MAAC heading into Saturday’s match-up. The Griffs are coming off a commanding 19-7 win over VMI, the most goals Canisius has scored in a game in 13 years. The attacking trio of Austin Romantic, Vince Gravino, and Billy Jacobbi accounted for a combined 17 points, eight goals, and nine assists in the victory. Canisius averages 8.5 goals per game and allows 8.8 while Marist averages 11.4 goals per game. Tim Edwards leads Canisius with 38 points on 13 goals and 25 assists. Gravino has 30 points by way of a team-high 20 goals and 10 assists.
MAAC Tournament: The Red Foxes are playing on Saturday for a spot in the MAAC Tournament. With a win against Canisius, Marist is in the tournament. With a loss, Marist is out. The tiebreak situations are as follows, assuming in all situations that Marist defeats Canisius:
1. Manhattan def. Siena – Monmouth def. Detroit
Marist, Quinnipiac, Canisius tied at 3-3
Marist wins head-to-head match-ups against both teams. Marist will be No. 3 seed.
#1 Siena, #2 Manhattan, #3 Marist, Canisius #4
2. Manhattan def. Siena – Detroit def. Monmouth
Marist, Quinnipiac, Canisius, Detroit tied at 3-3
Mini-conference record: Marist 2-1, Detroit 2-1, Canisius 1-2, Quinnipiac 1-2
Head-to-head: Detroit wins match-up against Marist. Marist will be No. 4 seed.
#1 Siena, #2 Manhattan, #3 Detroit, #4 Marist
3. Siena def. Manhattan – Detroit def. Monmouth
Marist, Quinnipiac, Canisius, Detroit, Manhattan tied at 3-3
Mini-conference record: Marist 2-2, Quinnipiac 2-2, Canisius 2-2, Detroit 2-2, Manhattan 2-2. Since all tied, moves to goal differential.
Goal differential (FINAL): Detroit +1, Quinnipiac -2, Manhattan -6
Goal differential (entering Saturday): Canisius +4, Marist +3
Marist and Detroit get in are two of the three teams guaranteed to be in. With a win over Canisius, Marist would be No. 2 seed. If Red Foxes defeat Canisius by 1-2 goals, Canisius is No. 3 seed and Detroit is No. 4 seed. If Marist defeats Canisius by 3-6 goals, Detroit is the No. 3 seed and Canisius is the No. 4 seed. If Marist defeats Canisius by 7 or more goals, Detroit is the No. 3 seed and Quinnipiac becomes the #4 seed.
#1 Siena, #2 Marist, #3 Canisius/Detroit, #4 Canisius/Detroit/Quinnipiac (with Detroit guaranteed the #3 or #4)
4. Siena def. Manhattan – Monmouth def. Detroit
Marist, Quinnipiac, Canisius, Manhattan tied at 3-3
Mini-conference record: Marist 2-1, Canisius 2-1, Quinnipiac 1-2, Manhattan 1-2
Head-to-head, Marist vs. Canisius: Marist 1-0, Canisius 0-1
Marist will be No. 2 seed.
#1 Siena, #2 Marist, #3 Canisius, #4 Quinnipiac