Tuesday Notebook: Lehigh Takes Down Rutgers, Duke Survives First Half Utah Scare

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It was another full Tuesday of college lacrosse games. Here is a brief recap of all the action that went down today:

Fairfield 12, Bryant 11 – Overtime

The Stags went on the road and were able to defeat the Bulldogs in overtime. Fairfield started this game with a 2-goal run to start the game before Bryant started to get things going. With Fairfield holding a 3-2 lead heading into the second both teams would go back-and-forth throughout the quarter. Fairfield got the last goal of the half to go up 5-4 heading into halftime. A 2-goal run midway through the third helped Fairfield take a 2-goal 8-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Bryant was able to come storming back, using a 3-goal run to take the 11-10 lead with 4:06 in the fourth. With nine seconds left Taylor Strough found the back of the net to tie things up for Fairfield and force overtime. Strough would then score the game winner in overtime as the Stags took down the Bulldogs. 

Bryant was led by Marc O’Rourke who tallied 6 goals in the loss. Trevor Weingarten also had 5 points (3G,2A). In goal for the Bulldogs Luke Caracciolo made 14 saves off of 26 shots in cage. 

Fairfield was led by Taylor Strough with 7 points (6G,1A) and Dylan Beckwith who tallied 4 points (2G,2A). Brendan Quinn dished out 5 assist for the Bulldogs as well. James Corasaniti made 8 saves off of 19 shots on goal. 

Box Score

Marquette 17, Robert Morris 15

After a loss on Saturday with 19 players suspended, Marquette bounced back with a win over Robert Morris where they tied a program record of 17 goals. The Colonials came out firing as they took a 7-3 lead at the end of the first. The Golden Eagles returned the favor in the second quarter, outscoring Robert Morris 8-1 to take an 11-8 halftime lead. As Robert Morris started the third quarter strong, Marquette finished even better, holding a 14-12 lead. The Golden Eagles went on a 5-goal run from late in the third through midway in the fourth to pretty much seal the deal. Robert Morris put up a fight late in the fourth with a 3-goal run to end the game, but could not complete the comeback as Marquette walked away 17-15 victors in this one. 

Robert Morris was led by Tyson Gibson and Corson Kealey. Gibson tallied 8 points (4G,4A) and Kealey had 5 points (4G,1A). Ryan Smith also contributed with 4 points (3G,1A) in the loss. In cage, Alex Heger made 9 saves. 

For Marquette, they were led by Tanner Thompson who tallied 6 points (4G,2A), while John Wagner had 5 points (2G,3A). Andrew Romagnoli had 4 goals to contribute as well. The Golden Eagles played both John Hulsman and Chris Rolfing, with Hulsman playing the majority of the game. Hulsman made 10 saves and Rolfing made 2. 

Box Score

Siena 17, St. Bonaventure 10

First year head coach Liam Gleasson and the Siena Saints secured their second straight win, third of the season, as they put away St. Boaventure early. The Bonnies are still searching for their first win in year one as a program. The Saints started out hot and never looked back in this one. Siena got out to an 8-1 first quarter lead and kept building, despite a 4-goal run for St. Bonaventure to start the second. This game was pretty much in the books when Siena went into halftime with a 13-5 lead, but St. Bonaventure was able to get a little something going in the second half, outscoring Siena 5-4 in the second half. Siena walked away 17-10 victors in a blowout win. 

Siena was led by Keenan Cook with 5 points (2G,3A), while Dylan Pantalone also had 4 points (3G,1A) in the win. Aaron Lewis made 7 saves in cage for the Saints. 

The Bonnies were led by Sean Westley who scored 3 goals. Jacob Killcommons, Austin Blumbergs, and Matthew DeGirolamo each tallied 2 goals a piece. In cage, Brett Dobson made 13 saves and Ben Mazur made 3 saves in the action he saw. 

Box Score

Hampton 15, SUNY Poly 10

The Pirates got their second win of the season on Tuesday afternoon, taking down SUNY Poly. After the first ended in a 1-1 tie, the Pirates stepped up in the second and were able to use an offensive burst to take a 5-3 lead heading into the half. Hampton was able to take a 7-3 lead midway through the third. SUNY Poly finally woke up late in the third and went on a 5-goal run that carried over into the third. That run tied things up at 10 with 9:06 in the fourth. Hampton was able to go on a 5-goal run to end the game and walk away with the 15-10 win. 

Hampton was led by Pierce Johnson with 6 points (2G,4A) and Lonnie Jones who also had 6 points (1G,5A). Kendall Sapp contributed with a hat trick as well. In goal Paxtin Powell and Kevin Mondy Jr. each saw time. Mondy made 7 saves and Powell made 4 saves. 

For SUNY Poly, they were led by Charles Rosaschi who tallied 4 points (2G,2A). Chase LaCava contributed with 3 points (1G,2A). Samuel Rubin made 8 saves in cage.

Box Score

UMass 14, UMass Lowell 4

It was never a game in this one as the Minutemen downed the River Hawks 14-4 in a home victory. After With UMass leading 4-0 a the end of the first UMass Lowell finally found the back of the net early in the second to cut it to 4-1. That was the last bit of offense the River Hawks would see for quite sometime as the Minutemen went on a 5-goal from early in the second through midway in the third. UMass Lowell was able to get two goal at the end of the game to get to 4 goals on the day. The Minutemen were the much better team and the River Hawks had no answer at all in this one. 

UMass was led  by Gabriel Procyk who tallied 4 points (3G,1A) and Jeff Trainor as he tallied 4 points (1G,3A). In cage, Sean Sconone got the majority of the minutes, making 9 saves. 

UMass Lowell saw Cory Highfield tally 3 points (2G,1A) to lead the River Hawks. William Russo and Harry Morrill each had 1 goal in the loss. Grant Lardieri got the majority of the minutes in cage, making 12 saves. 

Box Score

Army 15, Binghamton 6

The Bearcats are still looking for their first win of the season as they got blasted at home by Army. The Black Knights dominated from the start on both ends of the field. After Army got out to a 3-0 in the first, Binghamton would finally start to find some success in the second, scoring three goals. Army held a 10-3 lead at the half and continued to build on that in the second half. Army lead 12-3 heading into the fourth where both squads scored three goals to make it a 15-6 Army win.  

Army was led by Miles Silva who scored 8 goals in the win. Nate Jones also tallied 5 points (1G,4A). In cage, AJ Barretto made 8 saves, while Matt Koziol also saw time, making 1 save. 

Binghamton was led by Joe Licata who scored 3 goals for the Bearcats. William Talbot-Shere scored 2 goals and Griffin Konen scored 1 goal. Kevin Carbone  and Robert Martin each made 6 saves in cage. 

Box Score

North Carolina 12, Bucknell 7

This game started out pretty tight with both squads going back-and-forth for a good portion of the first quarter, making it a 3-2 North Carolina lead heading into the second. A three goal run midway through the second helped the Tar Heels get a 2-goal edge over the Bison at the half with a 6-4 lead. Bucknell was able to make it a one-goal game early on in the third as they striked first coming out of the half. North Carolina answered with two straight goals to go up 8-5 midway through the third. A two-goal run from late in the third through early in the fourth would help seal the deal for the Tar Heels. While Bucknell got one goal in the fourth, North Carolina ended with two to secure the 12-7 win. 

William Perry and Andy Matthews led the Tar Heels with 4 points (3G,1A) each. Nicky Soloman also had 2 goals in the win as well. Alex Bassil made 9 saves, playing the majority of the time in cage. Canton Johnson also saw a minute of action as well. 

Bucknell was led by Alston Terry who scored 3 goals and Tom Smith who scored 2 goals. Christian Klipstein had a good day in cage, making 14 saves for the Bison. 

Box Score

Cleveland State 10, Lafayette 9

It was all Leopards in the first as they got out to 3-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Things started to get tighter in the second as Cleveland State was able to answer after every Lafayette goal, cutting the Leopards lead to 5-3 at the half. Early in the third the Vikings made it a one goal game, but the Leopards had an answer. A 3-goal run midway through the third helped Lafayette take an 8-5 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Cleveland State again struck first in early the quarter, cutting the Lafayette lead to 8-6. The Leopards answered just a few possessions laster to push their lead back out again. A three-goal run late in the fourth from Cleveland State tied things up at 9 with 1:48 left in the fourth. Just 46 seconds later the Vikings took the 10-9 lead, their first of the game. That goal from Jack Frickleton proved to be the game winner as the Vikings defense prevailed to help secure the win. 

Cleveland State was led by Michael Wilson who tallied 8 points (2G,6A). Nick Wendel, Jack Frickleton, and Noah Gleeson all had 2 goals a piece. In cage, Caleb Espinoza made 7 saves. Stephen Russo also saw some time and made 1 save. 

The Leopards were led by Andrew Robbins who tallied 4 points (3G,1A) and Connor Walters who score 2 goals. Ryan Ness made 7 saves in goal for the Leopards. 

Box Score

Hofstra 9, St. John’s 7

The Pride defeated fellow New York St. John’s in a home win on Tuesday night. This one started pretty slow with the first quarter ending in a 1-1 tie. In the second quarter it was pretty back-and-forth as both sides seemed to be trading goals. Hofstra was able to tie it up at 4 heading into the half after a goal with :57 in the second quarter. St. John’s started the third with two straight goal, going up 6-4. Hofstra answered in a huge way, going on a 5-goal run from midway through the third to early i the fourth. That run effectively ended this one as St. John’s could never fully comeback and the Hofstra defense prevailed late in the game. 

Hofstra was led by Ryan Tierney who tallied 5 points (3G,2A) in the win. Ryan Kinnard also scored 3 goals in the win. In goal, Bobby Casey made 13 saves. 

St. John’s was led by Colin Duffy and Joe Madsen who each tallied 2 goals in the loss. In cage, Brody Agres made 12 saves. 

Box Score

Lehigh 13, Rutgers 10

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks marched into High Point Solutions Stadium and pulled out a win on the road against Rutgers. The Mountain Hawks used a big 4th quarter surge to secure the win. To start the game it literally back-and-forth as teams traded goals in the first, ending with Lehigh holding a 3-2 lead. Rutgers was able to start and end the second quarter with a 2-goal run to take a 6-5 lead at the half and gain a lot of momentum. The Scarlet Knights continued their run in the third, notching two more goals to go up 8-5. Late in the third Lehigh started to wake up again, going on a 4-goal run in the last 3:10 of the third to take completely shift the energy and take a 9-8 lead heading into the fourth. While Rutgers was able to find some success early in the fourth, Lehigh was able to continue their success as they ran all over the Scarlet Knights, ending the game with a 3-goal run to secure the 13-10 win. 

Alex Tumminello and Lucas Spence led Lehigh with 4 points each. Tumminello had 4 goals and Spence had 2 goals and 2 assist. In goal, James Spence made 17 saves. Defenseman Craig Chick was stellar again, as always, giving Lehigh a lot of energy on the defensive end of the field. 

Rutgers was led by Kieran Mullins who tallied 5 points (2G,3A). Ryan Gallagher also had 5 points (4G,1A). Max Edlemann made 11 saves in cage. 

Box Score

Duke 17, Utah 11

Duke survived a first half scare as Utah held in right there with the number two ranked Blue Devils all game, and was even leading at one point in the first half. Duke owned the first, starting the game with a 3-goal run to help them out to a 6-3 first quarter lead. At the end of the first Utah started to heat up as they extended their run into the second. A 5-goal run from the :56 mark in the first quarter to the 6:05 mark in the second quarter gave Utah a ton of energy and a 7-6 lead. Joe Robertson scored off a crazy bouncer to end the half with it all knotted up at 7. Duke came out hot in the third and did Duke like things. They took over the game, as expected , taking a 14-7 lead heading into the fourth. Although Utah was able t fight back a bit, Duke was too powerful and Utah couldn’t repeat that big first half run. Even with the loss, Utah impressed many with this result. 

Duke was led by Joe Robertson with 5 points (3G,2A), while Brad Smith also had 5 points (2G,3A) in the win. John Upgren made 6 saves in cage. Garrett Smith and David McCann also saw time in goal as well. 

Jimmy Perkins led Utah with 6 points (5G,1A), while Josh Stout tallied 2 goals in the loss. Liam Donnelly made 12 saves in cage, while Daniel Costa saw some time in net as well. 

Box Score

Johns Hopkins 11, Mount St. Mary’s 4

After a first quarter scare, the Blue Jays did what they and took over the game, downing the Mountaineers 11-4 in a home win. Mount St. Mary’s started out strong, using a 2-goal run midway through the first to help them take a 2-1 lead at the end of the first. From the end of the first on, the Blue Jays tightened their grip and went on a 6-goal run. Mount St. Mary’s scored the last goal of the first half to get a little something. Coming out of the half with a 6-3 lead, the Blue Jays really put the game away. The Johns Hopkins defense held Mount St. Mary’s scoreless in the third as the Blue Jays went on a 4-goal run to take a 10-3 lead heading into the fourth. In the fourth quarter an early goal from Mount St. Mary’s and a goal from Johns Hopkins was all the action, offensively. Johns Hopkins walked away with their third with of the season. 

Johns Hopkins was led by Joey Epstein who tallied 4 points (3G,1A), while Alex Concannon and Brett Baskin each scored 2 goals. Ryan Darby made 12 saves in cage for the Blue Jays. Jacob Giacalone also saw some time in cage. 

The Mountaineers were led by Brendan Doyle and Chris Dipretoro as they each scored 1 goals. Multiple others contributed as well. Dylan Furnback played the most time in cage, recording 14 saves. Neil Roche and Tyler Powell also saw action in goal. 

Box Score


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