|Photo Credit: Patrick Shanahan
We had another crazy Tuesday night of lacrosse. The Old Upstate Rivalry was continued between Syracuse and Cornell. We had some very tight games in Buffalo, NY and Lowell,MA. One of those was a Double OT game.
We also saw more highlight reel goals from non other than, the man the myth the legend, Pat Spencer. Also, I will only refer to Jeff Teat as Mr. Teat now. That is how much respect he and his Cornell team have earned from me now.
Georgetown 8, Loyola 11
The Loyola Greyhounds went into the nations capital and pulled out a win. This game was a pretty tight one as both teams went back and fourth for a while. Loyola gained an edge in the second quarter when they went on a three goals run to start the quarter. The score at the half was 7-4 with the advantage going to Loyola. The third quarter was pretty quite as there were only four goals score between the two teams. The same was true for the fourth as well. This game was close, but Loyola clearly had an upper hand for most of the game as they were able to go on a few runs that really put them over the top. Georgetown showed some real signs of life but they just aren’t up to par with Loyola. Also, Georgetown’s Dan Bucaro was seen limping off the field late in the game, but did come back for a late Extra Man Opportunity.
Pat Spencer lead this Loyola team as he usually does. The junior attackman had 2 goals and 5 assist to help lead Loyola to victory. Senior midfielder Jay Drapeau also played well as he tallied up 4 goals on the day. At the faceoff dot Bailey Savio had 11-22 for the Greyhounds. Some of the guys that played well for Georgetown were Dan Bucaro and Austin McDonald. Bucaro had 2 goals and 3 assist as McDonald had 2 goals.
It was a good showing for both teams but in the end Loyola was just the better team. Both of these teams have some pretty important games on Saturday in their respective conferences. Loyola will have a home contest against a Boston U. team coming off a big win last week. Georgetown will be on the road as they travel to Philly to take on Villanova. Both of those games will be pretty good ones.
Pat Spencer’s ridiculous Assist!
Siena 11, Princeton 17
This is a game that was never really in doubt. This game stared out pretty close as usual, until Princeton completely took over. The Tigers twelve goal run that started with 2:09 in the first quarter and didn’t end until the 8:44 mark in the third quarter. Siena didn’t really do much until late in the game when they had six goals in the fourth quarter. Princeton really was the much better team here and that’s just the way it goes. Princeton’s Phillip Robertson lead the team in scoring with 7 goals. Michael Sowers played very good again as he had 3 goals and 5 assist. Austin Sims finished the game with1 goal and 3 assist. Siena’s Mike Riley and Chris Robertson lead the Saints in scoring with 2 goals a piece.
The next game up for each of these teams will be on Saturday. Siena will go on the road and face MAAC foe Detroit Mercy is hope they can get their first conference win. Princeton will face Dartmouth in a home Ivy League contest.
Alderson Broaddus 8, Hampton 12
The Hampton Pirates get their third win on the season as they were able to get a road victory at DII Alderson Broaddus (ABU). This was a close game pretty much the whole way. The first quarter saw ABU start the game off with a three goal as Hampton followed with a three goal run to end the first quarter. The second quarter is where Hampton took the lead. The Pirates went on a four goal run in the second quarter to give them the lead and they never game it up. The score at the half was 7-4 in favor of Hampton. In the second half it was all Hampton as they scored five goals opposed to ABU’s four goals. Hampton really controlled the pace, even when ABU would try and comeback. Hampton’s Pierce Johnson, Kier Johnson, Jonathan Napier, and Carter Boone lead the way for the Pirates on the offensive end today. Piercer Johnson had 3 goals and 1 assist as Johnson, Napier, and Boone each had 2 goals. Napier also added an assist to his stat sheet as well. The leading guy for ABU was Justin Jablonski who had 2 goals and 1 assist.
ABU will have a game against Walsh on Saturday. Hampton will play their last DI opponent of the season on Saturday as they will travel to NJIT. That should be a good game as Hampton will be looking for their fourth win of the season and NJIT will be searching for their first win.
Canisius 9, Robert Morris 11
I said in my gameday preview post that this would be a good game and it sure was. This game was tight the whole way and it really felt like it could have gone either way. Canisus started the scoring off with 9:26 in the first and RMU followed suit a few minutes later. The rest of the first quarter would see Canisius go on a three goal run that would put the Griffs up 4-1 at the end of the first. The second quarter would be dominated by RMU as they would close the gap to just one as Canisus lead 5-4 heading into halftime. Coming out of halftime there would be minimal scoring as there were only three goals scored in the third. RMU would tie the game with 6:57 in the third and then Canisius would regain the lead on the very next possession. RMU would score with 3:36 in the third to tie the game at 6 heading into the fourth. RMU would start off the scoring early in the fourth and that would give them an 8-6 lead. Canisius would answer but then just a few minutes later RMU would go back up two again. Midway through the quarter Canisius would get two goals to tie the game at 9 all. This is when it really felt Canisius could comeback and win this game. The ball would be held and change hands quite a few times before RMU would score with 2:10 left. RMU would then score again with :54 seconds left and that was in fact the dagger. Canisius had some opportunities in the last minute or so, but couldn’t capitalize. Jimmy Perkins and Ryan Smith would be the leaders for RMU today as Perkins had 3 goals 1 assist while Smith tallied up 2 goals. For Canisius it would be guys like Carter Stefaniak and Mathieu Boissonneault to lead the way. Stefaniak had 3 goals while Boissonneault had 2 goals and 2 assist. Also, those guys just got themselves into the hall of fame for best last names of all time.
Canisius will have a game at Quinnipiac on Saturday. That game will be a key game in the MAAC as Canisius is in third at 2-1 and Quinnipiac is in first at 3-0. Robert Morris will have a home game against second year program Cleveland State.
Cornell 13, Syracuse 8
I don’t think Cornell will be slept on for the rest of the year after this game. Also, if you have not met Mr. Jeff Teat yet then you have now.
Jeff Teat has been leading this team all year and he did just that in this game as well. Mr. Teat scored got the scoring started as Cornell scored two early goals. Syracuse then would score two goals of their own before Cornell would go on a three goal run. However, Syracuse would get the last goal of the quarter with :34 left. That would make it a 5-3 Cornell lead heading into the second. The second quarter would be pretty slow as there would only be two goals scored, both by Cornell. The Big Red would hold a 7-3 lead over the Orange heading into halftime. Cornell would score early in the third and the Syracuse would get a goal a few minutes later. Cornell would go on a two goal run that would put them up 10-4 heading into the final 15 minutes. Syracuse would score the first two goals in the fourth until Cornell would answer and then Syracuse again. Cornell would score two goals late before Syracuse would get the last goal with 1:26 in the 4th. That just wouldn’t be enough as Cornell took this one 13-8 in Ithaca. Syracuse just could not stop that great Cornell offense, again led by Jeff Teat. The leader for Cornell was Jeff Teat who had 2 goals and 4 assist. Jake Mcculloch, Jonathan Donville, and a whole host of other contributed very heavily as well. Syracuse saw guys David Lipka, Stephen Rehfuss, and others step up. Lipka had 2 goals while Rehfuss had 1 goal and 3 assist.
The next game for Syracuse will be at home on Saturday as they play North Carolina. If Syracuse were to win that game they would be the ACC regular champions. Cornell will play another out of conference game on Saturday as they travel to Bethlehem, PA to take on Lehigh.
UMass Lowell 9, Dartmouth 8 – 2 OT
This game needed two overtimes before a winner could be decided. This game was back and fourth in the first quarter and then there was only one goal scored in the second which made it a 5-2 UMass Lowell lead at the half. It would be a back and fourth second half until Dartmouth scored three goals late to force Overtime. One overtime would not be enough as Sean Tyrell scored the 2 OT winner for UMass Lowell. That would be Tyrell’s only goal of the game but he did have an assist to add to the stat sheet. Sam Klingsporn would lead the scoring for the River Hawks as he had 3 goals. Jack Korzelious would be the guy fro Dartmouth as he put up 2 goals and 1 assist. The goalie play for both teams would be tremendous as UMass Lowell’s Hunter Braun would have 17 saves and Dartmouth’s Alex Burnley would have 14 saves.
Next up for UMass Lowell will be a home conference game against Hartford. Dartmouth will have a date Princeton at home on Saturday for their next game.