Dylan Donnery Leads Quinnipiac Men’s Lacrosse to Double-Overtime Win


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Ryan Coope

Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse first-year Dylan Donnery had a big day in the Bobcats’ 13-12 win over Manhattan on Saturday.

Down two goals in the fourth quarter, Donnery tied it up with just twenty seconds left. After a Will Abbot buzzer-beater as regulation ended was called a no-goal, the Bobcats and Jaspers were headed to overtime.

A strong first overtime in net by both Quinnipiac’s Nick DiMuccio and Manhattan’s Brendan Krebs sent the game to double overtime where Donnery scored the game-winner.

“Dylan has done a phenomenal job down on attack,” head coach Mason Poli said. “Today was definitely his first big outburst in the point category, but he’s been doing a great job of getting ground balls all year, extending possessions, and getting second-chance opportunities.”

Donnery was one of three first-years who combined for six of the Bobcats’ 13 goals. Dylan’s twin brother Ryan had two goals and Steven Jermain also added a goal.

“It’s been amazing,” Poli said. “From day one, their athleticism, their skill set, they’re like veterans out there. As a coaching staff we have a lot of confidence in them and so do their teammates.”

Six different Bobcats recorded multiple points in the win, lead by Dylan Donnery’s three goals and one assist and Abbot’s goal and three assists.

Poli credited part of the offense’s impressive day to Demitri George who won 27 of 30 faceoffs and added two goals on three shots.

“Demitri has been phenomenal,” Poli said. “He’s been our guy since his freshman year, he’s continuing to roll. I thought Manhattan had a good game plan putting the long stick on him, trying to tire him out and beat him up a little bit and he handled it all day.”

Quinnipiac improves to 3-1 in MAAC play and will look to keep its win streak going as the Bobcats host the Canisius Golden Griffs next Saturday, April 17, at 12 p.m for Senior Day.