Tuesday Notebook: Princeton Downs Navy, Mount St. Mary’s Upsets Richmond

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MoWhile today featured the heaviest Tuesday slate of game in 2019 thus far there was bound to be some surprises, even with the slate of game not being as “marquee” as some other midweek days have and will be this season. We did get an overtime upset, a few surprises, and a lot of offense. 

VMI 15, Wagner 10

The Keydets got done on the road in Staten Island against Wagner. After a defensive heavy first quarter that ended with both teams being tied up at 1, the offense started flowing in for both squads. VMI’s offense exploded outscoring Wagner 8-4 in the second quarter to get out to a 9-5 lead at the half. As VMI continued their offensive surge early in the third, Wagner was able to get things back on track with a 5-goal run that lasted from late third to early in the fourth. A 4-goal run midway through the fourth for VMI would seal the deal as the Keydets walked away 15-10 victors over the Seahawks. 

VMI was led by John O’Donnell with 6 points (4G,2A). Wagner saw Dominic Branda lead the way with 6 points (4G,2A), while Kevin Gray also netted 4 goals for the Seahawks. Benjamin Stump made 13 saves for VMI, while Wagner played Matt Sefick who made 6 saves. Matt Perrotti also saw time in net for Wagner as he made 5 saves. 

Box Score

Georgetown 18, Furman 6

Georgetown dominated Furman from the opening whistle as the Hoyas secured the 18-6 home win over the Paladins. While it was back-and-forth a little bit early on, Georgetown took over after getting out to a 5-3 first quarter lead. A 12-goal run from late in the first until midway through the third sealed the deal for the Hoyas as the Paladins had no answer after that onslaught. The Hoyas simply dominated as they took down the Paladins 18-6. 

Jake Carraway led Georgetown with 7 points (5G,2A), while Daniel Bucaro and Robert Clark helped with 6 points each. Furman was led by Jarrett Birch who had 2 goals for the Paladins. In goal, Alex Van de Bovenkamp made 11 saves for Georgetown with Tucker Ballback also seeing time, making 4 saves. Furman played Owen Mcelroy and Chris Brandau in goals. Mcelroy made 6 saves while Brandau made 3. 

Box Score

Manhattan 11, Hartford 8

Looking for evidence that lacrosse is a game of runs? You have it with this game. It was a close one and a 3-goal run in the third quarter pretty much sealed the deal. After a back-and-forth first period Manhattan led 5-4. The Jaspers went up 6-4 early in the second, but a two goals from Hartford would make it a 6-6 game heading into the half. The Jaspers started the third quarter with a 3-goal run and that pretty much sealed the deal as the Hawks were never able to comeback. Manhattan walked away 11-8 victors on their home turf. 

Manhattan was led by Trevor Pelletier with 4 points (3G,1A), while Brandon Grinnell also had 4 goals and Luke Hanson dished out 4 assist. Alex Borja led Hartford with 3 goals, while Dylan Jinks contributed with 2 goals. In cage, Brendan Krebs made 16 saves for Manhattan and Cam Logan made 13 saves for Hartford. 

Box Score

Sacred Heart 12, Stony Brook 11 – Overtime 

The Pioneers snuck out the 12-11 overtime victory in a back-and-forth overtime battle on Long Island. With the game tied at 3 to end the first quarter Stony Brook used a 3-goal run near the end of the second to take a one-goal 6-5 lead heading into halftime. The Pioneers ended the third strong with a 3-goal run to tie things up at 9 heading into the fourth. Sacred Heart scored early in the fourth to go up 10-9 and it would stay that way for a while Stony Brook took the lead with just 3:16 on the clock. Drew Edwards scored a man-up goal for Sacred Heart with :36 in the fourth to force overtime. With just :7 seconds left in overtime, none other than Max Tuttle netted the game winner for the Pioneers. 

Max Tuttle led Sacred Heart with 5 goals, while Stony Brook was led by Charles Pickel Jr and Cory Vanginhoven who each netted a hat trick (3 goals). Brooks Dutton made 6 saves in goal for Sacred Heart and Michael Bollinger made 9 saves for Stony Brook. 

Box Score

UMass 14, Albany 8

The Minutemen stormed into Albany and took dominated the Danes from the opening faceoff. UMass got out to a 3-1 lead at the end of the first, and the rest is history. While Albany was able to get something going in the second, making it a 5-3 halftime lead for UMass, the Minutemen were able to dominate early in the third. After a 4-goal UMass run in the third Albany answered with a 3-goal run of their own. UMass answered back with another 3-goal run from late in the third to midway through the fourth, making it a six-goal 12-6 Minutemen lead. The Danes would score twice in the fourth, but couldn’t put together any type of comeback. The Minutemen showed their prowess and secured the 14-8 road win. 

UMass saw Devin Spencer (2G,2A), Gabriel Procyk (3G,1A), and Kevin Cutinella (2G,2A) each have 4 points to lead the Minutemen offense. Tehoka Nanticoke led Albany with 4 points (3G,1A), while David Diamond, Jakob Patterson, and others also contributed. Nate Siekierski made 14 saves for Albany and Sean Sconone made 16 saves for UMass.

Box Score

UMass Lowell 13, Dartmouth 8

The River Hawks up to New Hampshire and took down the Big Green on their home turf. It was a very defensive start as Dartmouth scored first with 6:15 in the first quarter. UMass Lowell scored two late in the first to take a 2-1 lead. The same pattern took hold in the second as UMass Lowell took a 4-2 lead at the half. The River Hawks woke up in the third as they took a 9-5 lead heading into the fourth quarter. It was a closer game in the fourth with teams trading goals almost. UMass Lowell was able to seal the deal and walk away with the 13-8 win. 

Cory Highfield led the River Hawks with 4 goals, while William Russo also had 4 points (2G,2A). Dartmouth was led by Matt Paul as he tallied 5 points (4G,1A) for the Big Green. Grant Lardieri made 9 saves for UMass Lowell and Daniel Hincks made 10 saves fr Dartmouth. George Christopher also saw time in cage for Dartmouth, making 1 save.

Box Score

Fairfield 21, Siena 15

It was a dominating first half performance for the Stags that helped them get out to the lead and stay there for the course of the game to secure the win on the road. With it being a 2-2 game midway through the first quarter, Fairfield woke up and dominated the rest of the game. A 10-goal run from midway through the first to late in the second would pretty much seal deal for the Stags. Siena was able to get a few goals late in the second to make it a 13-4 Fairfield lead at the half. It was more of a back-and-forth game in the second half, but the lead was too big for the Saints to overcome, even with a 6-goal run in the fourth quarter. The Stags were able to keep that big lead and ride back to Connecticut 21-15 victors over the Saints. 

Dylan Beckwith led Fairfield with 9 points (5G,4A), while Taylor Strough, Travis Ford, and Brian Reda all tallied 5 points. Siena was led by Mike Reilly who put up 5 goals. Keenan Cook and Jack Kiernan had 5 points. James Corasaniti made 9 saves for Faiefield and Aaron Lewis made 9 saves for Siena. 

Box Score

Princeton 19, Navy 11

In the most “high-profile” game of the day, Princeton’s offensive prowess showed as they took it to the Navy defense, securing the 19-11 road win. A 3-goal run early in the first started it for Princeton, and they never really looked back. Navy was able to recover a bit, cutting the Tigers lead to 5-3 at the end of the first. It was a huge second quarter for Princeton as they outscored Navy 6-2 in the quarter, taking an 11-5 lead into halftime. The second half was a little more even with each team having their fair share of 2 to 3-goal runs. Navy cut it to a five goal 15-10 Princeton lead early in the fourth, but the Tigers offense would prevail as they walked away with the win, 19-11. 

Michael Sowers and Emmet Cordrey led Princeton with huge offensive performances. Sowers had 9 points (2G,7A) and Cordrey tallied 8 points (5G,3A). Ryan Wade had 5 points (1G,4A) for Navy, while Greyson Torain and Christian Daniel both had 3 points (2G,1A) for the Midshipmen. Jon Levine made 10 saves for Princeton and Ryan Kern made 16 saves for Navy.

Box Score

Mount St. Mary’s 12, Richmond 11 – Overtime

The biggest surprise we had today was Mount St. Mary’s finally pulling an upset, and that came on the road at Richmond in overtime. After the Mountaineers got out to a 3-0 lead, it was pretty close the rest of the way as Richmond clawed back. Coming out to half with Mount St. Mary’s leading 7-6, Richmond tied it up at 7-7 early in the third. Richmond was able to take a 9-8 lead, their first of the game, late in the third. The Spiders then turned that into a 10-8 lead midway though the fourth. After Mount St. Mary’s marched back we headed to overtime with things all knotted up at 11. Late in the overtime period Chris DiPretoro found the back of the cage for the Mountaineers win.

Mount St. Mary’s was led by Luke Frankeny with 6 points (4G,2A) and Chris DiPretoro with 5 points (4G,1A). Tyler Shoults led the way for Richmond with 4 goals, while Ryan Lanchbury scored 3 goals. Teddy Hatfield had 4 points (1G,3A) for the Spiders. In goal, Jack Rusbuldt made 15 saves for Richmond and Dylan Furnback made 14 saves for Mount St. Mary’s.

Box Score

NJIT 8, Monmouth 5

In a New Jersey battle, NJIT earned their first win of the season as they defeated Monmouth on the road. NJIT scored first but Monmouth answered with a 3-goal run to make it a 3-1 lead early in the second quarter. A 5-goal Highlanders run from early in the second to late in the third is what sealed the deal in this one. The Hawks could put together a comeback as NJIT walked a way with the 8-5 win.

The Highlanders were led by Ryan Darrow with 3 points (2G,1A) and Aaron Foster with 2 goals. Anthony Sardo led the Hawks with 2 goals. Hunt Alexzander made 13 saves for NJIT, whole Noah Lode made 11 saves for Monmouth.

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