Quinnipiac lacrosse bests Hartford, 14-9, to earn first-ever NCAA Tournament win

Photo: QuinnipiacBobcats.com

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)–It’s a wonderful time to be a Bobcat.

Whether it’s men’s ice hockey (national championship game), women’s ice hockey (ECAC champs, NCAA Tournament appearance), women’s basketball (NCAA Tournament appearance), women’s cross country (MAAC champions) men’s tennis (MAAC runner-up), women’s gymnastics and tumbling (NCATA National Championship participant), women’s golf (MAAC champions), women’s rugby (NCVWRA champions), or women’s tennis (MAAC champions), yeah…Quinnipiac has been pretty good.

On Wednesday, you could add men’s lacrosse to that list.

The MAAC champs bested America East champion Hartford, 14-9, to win their first-ever NCAA Tournament game, in front of plenty of enthusiastic fans across the street from Sleeping Giant state park in Hamden.

Quinnipiac (12-3) will move on to face No. 1 Maryland on Sunday.

Six different players scored for the Bobcats, led by freshman midfielder Foster Cuomo, who put in a career-high four goals. Brian Feldman and Drew D’Antonio each added two for Quinnipiac.

Junior goalkeeper Jack Brust made 18 saves, one away from his career high, in the win.

“You have these bridges you cross with your program, and getting into [the tournament] is a huge one,” said head coach Eric Fekete. “Winning a game is going over another one. Even five or six years down the road, it matters that you’ve gotten in and you’ve won a game. So I think it’s huge for the legacy and the tradition of the program.”

Hartford was led by Justin Higgins, who scored three times, and Jaedon Henderson, who put in two.

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