Quinnipiac comes storming back to pick up a huge win over Siena


Photo: Alex Wanatick

Brian Norman

Quinnipiac came back from down four goals at halftime to pick up the huge 14-12 victory over Siena college on Saturday afternoon.

The game started slow for both teams as goaltender Nick DiMuccio was tested early making four big-time saves to keep the game scoreless. 

After a lot of back-and-forth defensive possessions, Justin Robert was able to break through and score the first goal of the game, making it 1-0 Bobcats. 

From then on, it was an action-packed game with both teams scoring seven goals in the last six minutes of the first period. Even though there was a ton of action throughout the first period, the game remained tied 4-4 after one period of play. 

Moving into the second period, the Bobcats struggled to keep their discipline, having four penalties in the second period that resulted in three man-up goals for Siena, with two for first-year student Travis Fry and one for Zac Schuette. 

After a second period to forget for the Bobcats, they still only trailed by two as Siena took an 8-6 lead going into the half.

It looked like the Bobcats second half penalty woes were going to carry on into the second half as a quick penalty for the Bobcats resulted in another man-up goal for Siena, making it 10-6 Jaspers at the beginning of the second half. 

“I thought a few of those penalties were just us playing hard and some of it was just fundamental pieces, but we were definitely able to clean that up and still keep our physicality in the second half,” Quinnipiac head coach Mason Poli said.

Cleaning the penalties up is exactly what the Bobcats did, committing zero penalties and scoring five unanswered goals in the third period, including two from the junior Steven Germain to regain the lead for Quinnipiac for the first time since the first period. 

In the fourth period, the two teams battled back and forth exchanging goals, but it was Quinnipiac that came out on top as Steven Germain completed his hat trick to take the lead late for the Bobcats. After Dylan Donnery netted one more, the Bobcats walked out of this one with a 14-12 win. 

The Bobcats look to keep their momentum alive as they take on Sacred Heart on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m.