In Tuesday college lacrosse action we saw an array of good games played throughout the day. We saw Delaware get to 4-0 for the first time since 2008, the Hoyas warded off the Mountaineers, and a double overtime thriller up in Massachusetts. It was also a close one on Long Island as well.
Delaware 14, St. Joseph’s 6
The Delaware Blue Hens moved to 4-0 for the first time since 2008 after a dominating home win over St. Joseph’s. It was a dominating first half for the Blue Hens as they seemed to dominate in all aspects of the game. After getting out to a 4-2 lead in the first quarter, the Blue Hens added three more to make it a 4-goal run from late in the first to midway through the second. St. Joseph’s finally answered late in the second to cut the Delaware lead to 7-3 at the half. The third quarter would pretty much seal the deal as Delaware won the third 5-0. Although each team was able to find the back of the net a few times in the fourth, that performance in the first three quarters did it for the Hens.
St. Joseph’s was led by defenseman Liam Hare and attackman Nate Patterson as they both tallied 2 points (1G,1A) for the Hawks. Hare also led the defense with 2 caused turnovers and 4 ground balls. Mike Adler made 14 saves in cage.
Delaware saw Tye Kurtz lead the way with 8 points (5G,3A), while Charlie Kitchen tallied 6 points (4G,2A). Matt DeLuca made 12 saves to help lead the Blue Hens defense in the win.
Georgetown 13, Mount St. Mary’s 11
It was a string fourth quarter that did it for the Hoyas as they earned a win in their first road contest of the season. This was tight contest throughout, with both teams going back-and-forth all game. Mount St. Mary’s held a one goal 5-4 lead at the end of the first, but Georgetown was able to get out ahead early in the second. The Mountaineers came back and made it an 8-8 tie game at the half. A slower defensive heavy third quarter would result in Mount St. Mary’s taking 10-9 lead heading into the fourth. The Hoyas went on a 4-goal run in the fourth as they finally woke up and sealed the deal. The Mountaineers had opportunities to take the game back near the end but could only find the back of the net once as Georgetown walked away victorious.
Mount St. Mary’s was led by Matt Haggerty and his 3 goals. Joe Bethke and Chris DiPretoro also contributed as well. Dylan Furnback made 13 saves off of 26 shots on cage for the Mountaineers.
The Hoyas saw Jake Carraway lead the offense with 6 points (4G,2A) in the win. Daniel Buccaro and Massimo Bucci also contributed with 3 goals each. In goal for Georgetown, Owen Mcelroy and Chris Brandau split time. Mcelroymade 2 saves off of 11 shots while Brandau made 4 saves off of 6 shots.
Marist 14, Hartford 13
It was a game of runs in West Hartford on Tuesday night as Marist secure the rod win over Hartford 14-13. After watching Hartford get out to a 3-0 lead Marist was finally able to find their footing, Hartford held a 4-2 lead at the end of the first. After a Marist run that lasted from the end of the first to late in the second, Hartford was able to tie it up at 5-5. A four goal run for Hartford that lasted from the end of the second through midway in the third gave the Hawks a 9-6 lead. The third quarter ended pretty tight as Hartford held an 11-10 lead heading into the fourth. Marist had two two goal runs in the fourth that proved to be the difference as they walked away with the one goal 14-13 win, their first of the season.
Hartford was led by Ty Thompson who tallied 7 points (3G,4A), while Dylan Jinks and Hunter Krauss also contributed with 4 points each. Joseph Prikhodko made 7 saves in goal for the Hawks.
For Marist, they were led by Joe Tierney who had 4 points (3G,1A). Jake Wienman also contributed with 3 goals for the Foxes. In goal for the Foxes Jake Macgregor made 8 saves.
Monmouth 9, Wagner 7
Monmouth defeated Wagner in a back-and-forth contest at home on Tuesday. It was a back-and-forth contest as these teams were constantly trading goals all game long. Both defensives were out in force which caused a lot of turnovers both ways. At the end of the first it was just a 2-1 Wagner lead and a 5-2 Wagner lead at the half. Monmouth had a very strong third quarter as they started with a three goal run to tie it up at 5. Wagner took a 7-6 lead early in the fourth and Monmouth answered with three straight goals to secure the win.
Zach Clemente led the way for Monmouth with 4 goals, while Cade Stratton has 2 goals as well. In cage for the the Hawks Noah Lode made 10 saves to help lead the defense in the win.
Spencer Kaufman led Wagner with 3 points (2G,1A) and Spencer Dwyer also had 2 goals as well. Matt Sefcik made 10 saves on the day for the Seahawks.
Boston U. 14, Bryant 9
The Terriers got their third straight win as they took down Bryant 14-9 in a home win. After a back-and -forth start, Boston U. went on a five goal run from midway through the first to midway through the second to get out to a 6-2 lead. It was tighter near the end of the half as Bryant was able to cut the Terriers lead to 8-5 at the half. Boston U. used a three goal run in the third to push their lead out to 12-6 with 1:17 in the third. Holding a 12-7 lead heading into the fourth, Boston U. was able to stick to the course and secure the 14-9 win over the Bulldogs.
Chris Gray tallied 7 points (2G,5A), while James Burr and Timmy Ley tallied 4 points (3G,1A) in the win. Gray notched his 100th point of his career. Joe McSorley made 10 saves for the Terriers in the win.
Marc O’Rouke and Mason Balch each tallied 3 points (2G,1A) to lead the Bulldogs offense. In goal for the Bulldogs Luke Caracciolo made 10 saves.
Holy Cross 11, Harvard 10 – 2OT
The Holy Cross Crusaders mounted a huge comeback at home to defeat he Harvard Crimson in double overtime. It was a tight one to start as the Crusaders and Crimson were tied at 3 heading into the second. Harvard started to flex their muscles in the second as they went on a five goal run to take the 8-3 lead at the half. The Crimson continued their run in the third as they pushed it to a 10-3 lead early in the third. Three goals within the last 27 seconds of the third got Holy Cross going again as they really picked it up. Holy Cross eventually tied it at 10 after four straight goals in the fourth. After some stellar defense in the first overtime Holy Cross got an inside look to put it in the back of the net for the win double overtime win.
Holy Cross was led by Sean Mullaney as he tallied 4 points (3G,1A) for the Crusaders in the win. Connor Waldron and Kevin Kodzis also contributed with 2 goals each. In goal, Jonathan Tesoro made 13 saves off of 23 shots.
Harvard was led by Ryan Graff as he tallied 6 points (4G,2A), while Kyle Anderson also put up 4 points (2G,2A) on the night. Kyle Mullin made 18 saves in cage for the Crimson.
Stony Brook 11, Hofstra 10
The Stony Brook Seawolves captured their first win in Hempstead since 2007 as they defeated Long Island foe Hofstra 11-0. This game started off with more of a defensive feel as it was tied at 1 heading into the second. Both squads went back-and-forth trading two goal runs in the second as it was tied at 5 heading into the half. After the game still being tight in early in the third Stony Brook found the back of the net with :15 in the third to give them a two goal lead heading into the fourth. Hofstra was able to comeback from down 10-7 after a Stony Brook run early in the fourth. Whit Stopak tallied three straight goals to tie it at 10-10 for Hofstra with 1:49 in the game. Stony Brook tallied one a few seconds later and was able to hang on for the win.
Tom Haun led the Seawolves in the win as he tallied 5 goals. Mike McCannell also contributed with 4 goals for Stony Brook. Michael Bollinger made 9 saves in cage for Stony Brook to help anchor that defense.
For Hofstra, Whit Stopak led the way with 4 goals on the day. Ryan Tierney had 2 points (1G,1A), while Ryan Kinnard tallied 2 goals. In cage for the Pride Robert Casey made 8 saves.