The first full Tuesday slate of college lacrosse games did not disappoint as there were some very close games, a double overtime thriller, as well as a few games that were decided pretty early on.
Drexel 17 @ Michigan 16 – 2OT
The Dragons have arrived! Drexel marched into Ann Arbor and pulled out the upset on the road in double overtime against the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan started off hot as they led 5-1 heading into the second quarter. After some back and forth play Drexel caught fire and went on a four goal run midway through the second to help make it just a 9-6 Michigan lead at the half. After a pretty even third Drexel outscored Michigan 7-4 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. One overtime just wasn’t enough as both defenses prevailed and a second overtime period was needed. Cam Harris scored early in the second overtime period to put the game away and secure the 17-16 win for Drexel.
Drexel was led by Reid Bowering with 7 goals and Nick Fox as he tallied 4 points (3G,1A). Michigan saw Kevin Mack and Alex Buckanavage lead the way with 7 points a piece for the Wolverines. John Van Sickle and John Roulston shared time in cage for Drexel with Van Sickle making 4 saves and Roulston making 3. Tommy Heidt made 9 saves in cage for Michigan.
Boston U. 16 @ Sacred Heart 11
Boston U. traveled up to Connecticut and took down the Sacred Heart Pioneers in a game that was never too much in doubt. The Terriers got out to a 6-3 lead at the end of the first quarter with Boston U. answering every time Sacred Heart was able to convert. In the second the Terriers offense exploded as they scored six straight goals to help give them a 12-4 halftime lead. Sacred Heart’s offense did wake up a little bit in the third, but the Terriers were always right there to set them back again and not let them get going. The Pioneers three goals to end the game made it look a little better as Boston U. took the game 16-11.
Chris Gray led the Terrier with 9 points (5G,4A), while James Burr also tallied 5 points (3G,2A). For Sacred Heart Joe Saggese’s 3 goals and Max Tuttle’s 4 points (2G,2A) led the way for the Pioneers. Joe McSorley made 15 saves off of 26 shots for Boston U. while Brooks Dutton made 11 saves off of 27 shots for Sacred Heart.
Army 10 vs Marist 4
It was an interesting one in West Point as the Army Black Knights took down the Marist Red Foxes 10-4. While the scoreline doesn’t show it, the Red Foxes were able to stay right in the shadows of the Black Knights for most of the game. After a very defensive heavy first half Army led 3-2. After each team scored one early in the third Army woke up and scored three unanswered to end the quarter. Army handled things down the stretch, closing out the game with three straight goals to secure the 10-4 victory over Marist.
The Black Knights were led Sean O’Brien with 3 points (2G,1A) and Miles Silva as he tallied 3 goals. It was Matthew Selts and his 2 points (1G,1A), as well as Jake Weinman’s 2 goals that led the way for Marist. AJ Barretto made 10 saves in cage for Army while Jake Macgregor made 16 saves for Marist.
Richmond 17 vs UMBC 12
UMBC got out to a 2-0 lead as Richmond started a little slow. As the Spiders started to gather momentum UMBC was able to stop the bleeding once to make it a 3-2 Retriever lead early in the first. From midway in the first quarter until early in the second the Spiders went on a seven goal run to take a 9-3 lead. UMBC was able to recover as they mad it an 11-7 Richmond lead going into the half. After some more back and forth play early in the third Richmond went on a five goal run that lasted from midway though the third until early in the fourth. That run gave Richmond a 17-9 lead with 11:41 left in the fourth quarter. The Retrievers answered as they ended the game with three unanswered goals, but they couldn’t complete the comeback as Richmond walked away 17-12 victors.
Trevor Patschorke led the way for UMBC with 6 points (4G,2A) while Ryan Frawley also tallied 3 points for the Retrievers. For Richmond it was Teddy Hatfield’s 8 points (3G,5A) and Ryan Lanchbury’s 6 points (5G,1A) that led the way for the Spiders. In goal, Tommy Linger made 6 saves for UMBC while Jack Rusbuldt and Blake Goodman split time for Richmond. Rusbuldt made 7 saves and Goodman made 14 saves for the Spiders.
#3 Maryland 11 vs #16 Colgate 6
It was a top 20 battle in College Park, but this one needed no decider as Maryland buried Colgate with an 11-6 win. The Terrapins got out to a hot start as they led 4-0 at the end of the first quarter. After Colgate finally got on the board in the second Maryland went on a a three goal run. With a 9-3 lead at the half Maryland seemed to slow down in the second half, and even let Colgate comeback a bit. Jared Bernhardt was the lone scorer in the third to give Maryland a 10-3 lead heading into the fourth. Colgate was able to go on a three goal run until Maryland answered late in the fourth to secure the 11-6 home win to stay undefeated.
Jared Bernhardt and Logan Wisnauskas led the way for Maryland with 5 points each. Bernhardt tallied 4 goals and 1 assist, while Wisnauskas had 3 goals and 2 assist. Colgate saw Mike Hawkins and Nicky Petkevich lead the way with 2 points each. Danny Dolan made 9 saves for Maryland and Connor Mulled made 13 saves for Colgate.
Holy Cross 12 @ UMass Lowell 7
The Holy Cross Crusaders handed the UMass Lowell River Hawks a 12-7 home loss as the Crusaders burned them early in the game. After scoring the first goal of the game the River Hawks wouldn’t find the back of the net again until the third quarter. During that time Holy Cross dominated in every aspect of the game as they got out to a 7-1 halftime lead and made it 9-1 before UMass Lowell would see their next goal. The fourth quarter was a little bit tighter as the River Hawks woke up and both squads went back and forth. Holy Cross was able to subdue any kind of huge comeback from UMass Lowell as they walked away 12-7 victors.
Holy Cross was led by Kevin Kodzis as he tallied 7 points (5G,2A) in the Crusaders win. For UMass Lowell Domenic Giachello and Jake Lining led the way with 3 points each. Jonathan made 7 saves for Holy Cross. Grant Lardier and Matt Murakami each played a half for Holy Cross with Lardier making 4 saves and Murkami making 3 saves.
Lafayette 13 @ Manhattan 5
Lafayette came to town and the Leopards ate the Jaspers alive as they pulled out the 13-5 win on the road. After a pretty even start Lafayette came alive and dominated all over the field. A five goal run from the end of the first to midway through the second was the result. After a Manhattan goal that nipped Lafayette’s lead to 6-3 the Leopard went on another run that helped make it a 9-4 Lafayette lead at the half. One goal from Conor Walters in the third made it 10-4 Lafayette going into the fourth. Manhattan scored once more before being burned again late in the game. Lafayette was able to take the game 13-5 in dominating fashion.
Manhattan was led by Parker Giarratana and Sean MacKinney as they each notched 3 points for the Jaspers. George Enman led Lafayette with 4 goals, while Cole Dutton and Bryan Hess each had 3 points. In goal for the Jaspers Brendan Krebs made 12 saves. Ryan Ness made 5 saves for Lafayette.
Furman 12 vs Canisius 10
In what was one of the best games of the day, Furman was able to pull out the 12-10 home win in a battle with Canisius. After getting out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, Canisius scored two early goals in the second to tie things up at 3-3. Two goals midway through the second helped Furman to a 5-3 halftime lead. Canisius scored the first goal in the third, but Furman quickly answered. A three goal run for the Paladins pushed the lead to 8-4 midway through the third. Furman held a 10-5 lead heading into the fourth, and that is where Canisius came alive on both ends. Canisius was able to garner two 2-goal runs, each interrupted by a Furman goal, to almost complete the comeback. Furman held on and secured the 12-10 win.
Jacob Buck led Canisius with 4 goals, while Furman was led by Jarrett Birch’s 4 points (3G,1A). In goal for Canisius Brad Nordstram made 14 saves. Alex Van de bovenkamp made 13 saves for Furman in the win.