It was an exciting Sunday of lacrosse as we saw some pretty big games take place. To kick things off Cornell came back in the second half to defeat Lehigh and then Utah upset Air Force in their second game of the weekend in the Faceoff Classic. To cap off a great Sunday of lacrosse Syracuse took down Army in the Dome.
Cornell 14, Lehigh 9
The Big Red moved to 2-0 on the season with a 14-9 home opener win over Lehigh. The Mountain Hawks got out to a 5-0 lead early in the first before Cornell went on a 4-goal run late in the first to early in the second. Lehigh held a one goal 6-5 lead at the half. The Mountain Hawks continued to stay one step ahead in the third as the fourth started with Lehigh holding a 9-7 lead. Cornell took over in the fourth as they held Lehigh scoreless and put up 7 goals to secure the 14-9 win.
Cornell was led by the attack trio of Jeff Teat, Clarke Petterson, and John Piatelli. Teat tallied 6 points (4G,2A), while Piatelli had 5 points (3G,2A) and Petterson tallied 5 points (4G,1A). Caelahn Bullen made 14 saves in the win for the Big Red.
Alex Tumminello led Lehigh as he tallied 2 points (2G) for the Mountain Hawks. A whole host of others contributed on offense as well. On defense Craig Chick was the leader while also scooping up 1 ground balls. James Spence made 9 saves in cage.
Furman 26, Hampton 6
Furman got their second win on the season as they defeated the Hampton Pirates. It was Hampton’s first game against a DI opponent this season as they continue to transition to DI. This game was all Furman from the opening faceoff until the final horn. Hampton was able to do some good things on both ends of the field, but the Paladins were too much for the Pirates to handle.
The Paladins were led by David Williamson who tallied 5 points (4G,1A). Jimmy Harrington, Carson Sorrells, and others also contributed as well. Furman played three goalies, but Alex Van de Bovenkamp made 9 saves as the starter.
Hampton was led by Elliott Johnson III who tallied 3 points (2G,1A) for the Pirates. Lonnie Jones and Derian Williams-Sturdivant were also contributors. In cage, Kevin Mondy Jr. and Paxtin Powell split time. Mondy Jr. had 10 saves and Powell made 7 saves.
Utah 6, Air Force 5
The Utah Utes got their first big program win as they upset the Air Force Falcons in a defensive battle on Sunday. With it tied 1-1 at the end of the first, the second saw much more scoring. Utah and Air Force each went on a run that made it a 4-3 Air Force lead at the half. It was a very defensive heavy third quarter as neither team was able to find the back of the net. In the fourth Utah got the first goal of the quarter and Air Force followed. A two-goal run near the end of the game would seal the deal for the Utah win.
Utah was led by Josh Stout with 3 goals, while Jimmy Perkins and Jake Stout also contributed as well. Ja.Stout and Perkins each had 2 points in the win. Liam Donnelly made 14 saves in cage for Utah.
Air Force was led by Trey Lervick’s 2 goals, while Matthew O’Rourk and Jake Thornally also contributed. In cage for the Falcons Braden Host made 5 saves.
Denver 16, Cleveland State 8
In the second Faceoff Classic game on Sunday, Denver took down Cleveland State 16-8. The Pioneers were able to use a pretty good offensive performance in the second half to secure the win. With Denver leading 4-3 at the half the Pioneers stepped up the third and fourth, using a few big runs to help them stay ahead and secure the win.
Denver was led by Etahan Walker who had 7 points (5G,2A), while Ellis Geis tallied 4 points (2G,2A) in the win. Alex Simmons and Jack Hannah also contributed in the win. In cage for the Pioneers Alex Ready made 9 saves, and they also played Tristian Wright who made 3 saves in his 5 minutes of action.
For the Vikings Michael Wilson led the way with 5 points (1G,4A), while Tristian Hanna netted 3 goals as well. In goal for Cleveland State Caleb Espinoza and Stephen Russo split even time. Espinoza made 6 saves and Russo made 4 saves.
Syracuse 10, Army 8
A banged up Syracuse was able to hold off a late rally by Army and move to 2-1 on the year. After a tight first quarter where Syracuse led 3-2. Army score first in the second, but Syracuse followed that up with a 5-goal run that lasted until midway through the third. Holding an 8-5 lead heading into the fourth Syracuse was able to ward off the Black Knights rally and secure the 10-8 win. Tyson Bomberry and Lucas Quinn were both out for Syracuse with upper-body injuries.
Syracuse was led by Jacob Buttermore as he tallied 3 points (2G,1A). Nate Soloman and David Lipka also contributed with 2 points each. In goal for the Orange Drake Porter made 16 saves to help secure the win.
Matt Manown and Brendan Nichtern led the Black Knights with 3 points each. Alex Alacqua and Liam Davenport also contributed as well. In goal for the Black Knights AJ Barretto made 18 saves.