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Manhattan To Square Off With Saint Joseph's

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 03/03/2017
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Riverdale, NY – 
Manhattan (2-2) returns home in search of its second-straight victory against former MAAC-rival Saint Joseph's (1-3) on Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 pm. 


LAST TIME OUT
The Jaspers rallied from a five-goal deficit to stun reigning America East Champion Hartford by a 14-13 count in double overtime thanks to a career-high seven points from sophomore Parker Giarratana, including a career-best matching five goals.

GIARRATANA=CLUTCH
The reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year and preseason All-MAAC selection tied the game against the Hawks with two seconds to play in regulation before netting the overtime winner. 

THAT'S JUST WEIRD
In Manhattan's two victories, Giarratana has both game-winning goals with the Jaspers winning each match-up by a 14-13 score.

ON THE YEAR ...
Giarratana is third in the MAAC with 3.0 goals per game and fourth with 4.3 points each time out.

YEAH, IT FEELS GOOD
The Jaspers win in Connecticut avenged a 12-point setback to the Hawks a year ago after also defeating a Wagner team that bested Manhattan by seven goals last season.

GARVEY FOR THREE
Senior Matt Garvey joined Giarratana with multiple goals in the victory over Hartford, finding the back of the net three times in recording his second hat trick of the season.

ZINGARO ON POINT
Also in Connecticut, junior Michael Zingaro made 12 saves and allowed just five goals after halftime in notching his second win between the pipes this year.

THE JASPER NEWCOMERS ...
Have combined for 25 of Manhattan's 46 goals and 15 of its 22 assists this year.

SCOUTING SAINT JOSEPH'S 
The reigning NEC Champion Hawks enter with a 1-3 record and are led by Kevin Redinger (7 goals) and Chris Blewitt (5 goals).

A YEAR AGO … 
Saint Joseph's defeated Manhattan 16-9 despite three goals from Garvey and two from classmate Alex Abiog.

SERIES HISTORY
The Hawks lead the all-time series by a scant 9-8 count.

WITH A WIN AGAINST SAINT JOSEPH ...
Manhattan will post its third victory of the year against a team that defeated the Jaspers a year ago.

PELLETIER NAMED MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Trevor Pelletier earned his MAAC Rookie of the Week honors after scoring four goals with two assists over his first two collegiate matches. The Miami native opened his career with a goal and an assist against Bryant before scoring three goals with an assist in Manhattan's thrilling 14-13 triple-overtime win against Wagner. 

RING THE BELL
Senior Connor Flannery was among a group of people invited to help ring the opening bell for the Nasdaq Stock Exchange as part of the One Love Foundation. The One Love Foundation was celebrating reaching over 100,000 people with their Escalation Workshop -- a training program that details warning signs of relationship abuse and how to handle them. For the complete article click HERE.

2002 MAAC CHAMPIONS TO BE RECOGNIZED
The 2002 Men's Lacrosse Team, which won the lone MAAC Championship in program history, will be recognized at halftime of the Jaspers' game against Quinnipiac on Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 pm. For the complete article click HERE

IN 2002 …
Manhattan rolled to a perfect 7-0 league record before besting Saint Joseph's in the first round of the MAAC Tournament and Mount St. Mary's in the Championship before dropping a hard-fought contest to Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.

GIARRATANA TABBED PRESEASON ALL-MAAC
Giarratana, last year's MAAC Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-MAAC selection, was tabbed Preseason All-MAAC while Manhattan was selected to finish seventh.

THE JSN
The JSN will be broadcasting all nine men's home matches this year for a nominal fee. Click HERE for more information.

LUCKY NUMBER NINE
The Jaspers' nine home matches in 2017 is the most in program history.



KELLEHER APPEARS ON ESPN RADIO
Kelleher joined 101.3 FM ESPN Burlington/Plattsburgh do discuss building the Jaspers' program, his ties to the school and his time as a student-athlete at the University of Vermont. Click HERE for the full interview

THE TIES THAT BIND
Kelleher's family ties to Manhattan College were recently profiled in an article entitled: "Third Generation Jasper Strives To Rebuild Men's Lacrosse Tradition." Click HERE for the full article.

TANNER INDUCTED TO HALL OF FAME
Eugene Tanner, '05 was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame this past winter. Tanner is the Jaspers’ all-time leader in assists (89) and points (186), while his 98 career goals are second-most all-time. Tanner also was selected to the MAAC'S 35th Anniversary Second Team this past summer.

UP NEXT
Manhattan is at Delaware on Tuesday, March 7 with opening face-off slated for 3:00 pm.

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