Friday Roundup; The MAAC and Patriot League Tournaments are Set

Photo Credit: Canisius Athletics
   It was a big night as both the MAAC and Patriot League regular season came to a close and the conference tournaments were set.

Canisius 19, Manhattan 11

   Canisius got out to an early lead and they never let up. The Griffs held a 9-4 lead at the half. The second half was no different as Canisius was clearly the better team. Manhattan was able to go on a couple of two goal runs in the first and second half, but they just couldn't stop Canisius. Canisius is in the MAAC tournament that will take place May 3-5 at Monmouth.

Detroit Mercy 14, Siena 8

   The Detroit Mercy Titans set a program record of five conference wins as they got a win against Siena. The Titans really controlled the game the whole way. Siena did show some signs of life, but it was just not enough to top the Titans. Detroit Mercy will be in the MAAC tournament that will take place May 3-5 at Monmouth.

Monmouth 9, Quinnipiac 10 - 2 OT

   This was a great game that took two overtimes to decide a winner. This game really was back and fourth as each team went back and fourth scoring and taking the lead. At the half it was only a one goal game as Monmouth lead 5-4. It was still a one goal games at the third quarter ended. In the fourth Monmouth tied up the game at 9 all with :30 in the fourth. That would send the game into OT which lead into 2OT as Quinnipiac got the win 10-9 on the road. Both these squads will be in the MAAC tournament on May 3-5 at Monmouth.

Stony Brook 12, UMass Lowell 11

   The Seawolves got a good home win to clinch their seventeenth straight America East tournament bid. This was a close game that was really made of runs. In the first quarter Stony Brook would start with a big 8 goal run, and then UMass Lowell would return with a 7 goal run. The second half was pretty tight, but each team did have small runs. Stony Brook would ultimately get the victory at home here. 

Duke 17, Marquette 5

   Duke pretty much held control here for the most part. It was tighter in the first half, but in the third quarter Duke went on a huge run that extended into the fourth and got them the win. Duke will be in the ACC tournament, as this game capped their regular season.

Albany 18, Binghamton 7

   Connor Fields was back on the field for Albany tonight as the Danes dominated Binghamton. Albany really did get out to a lead early and never looked back. There were sparks that Binghamton had, but they could never catch up to the Danes. Albany will look forward to their game against Yale on Sunday. 

Lafayette 9, Colgate 17

   Colgate dominated this game. Lafayette did show some fight very early on, but that Colgate offense is something that few can stop when they are in full force. Colgate was really rocking as they ran away with this game. Colgate secures a spot in the Patriot League tournament.

Holy Cross 4, Boston U. 9

   The Terriers needed a win to get into the Patriot League tournament and they did just that. Boston U. really got out to a big lead early and they never looked back. Not to mention their D played exceptionally well only allowing Holy Cross 4 goals. 

Loyola 12, Army 8

   Loyola secures hosting duties for the Patriot League tournament with this win. Loyola went on a 6-0 run in the first half that put them ahead of the Black Knights. The Greyhounds never really let Army back in the game after that as they secured the win.

Bucknell 14, Lehigh 7

   Bucknell got a share of the Patriot League regular season title with their win here tonight. This game was pretty close until Bucknell went on a huge run in the second quarter and the second half as well. Bucknell's offense really shined as they poured in on Lehigh. Both of these teams are in the Patriot League tournament next week.