Well it wasn’t as exciting Tuesday as many had pegged it to be, especially in regards to the biggest game of the day. But we still had a lot of good lacrosse played with Stony Brook and St. John’s putting on a show, Monmouth coming back after a scoreless first quarter against St. Bonaventure, and Syracuse throttling Hobart after a slow start. We also saw Bucknell snap a four game losing streak and Cleveland State got back on track with a win over Canisius.
Stony Brook 12, St. John’s 11
It was a tight one in Queens as Stony Brook was able to secure a one-goal road win over St. John’s in a game that truly was a game of runs. In the first it started off very tight with both sides trading goals for the majority of the period. Midway through the first St. John’s got hot, scoring four straight to take a 5-3 lead heading into the second quarter. The rest of the game was literally a game of runs. Stony Brook opened the second with a three-goal run and St. John’s closed the quarter with a three-goal run, taking an 8-6 lead heading into the half. In the third each team went on a two-goal run through the midway point of the quarter. Stony Brook then went on a four-goal run from late in the third through the midway point of the fourth. That run would help Stony Brook take the lead and pretty much seal the deal. The Stony Brook defense stood tall down the stretch, only allowing one goal to help secure the 12-11 win.
Stony Brook was led by Chris Pickel who scored three goals and Mike McCannell who put up 5 points (3G,2A) in the win. Michael Bollinger made 18 saves in the win for the Seawolves.
Joe Madesn led St. John’s with 5 points (4G,1A) while Declan Swartwood had 3 points (1G,2A). In goal for the Red Storm, Brody Agres made 14 saves.
Bucknell 10, Marist 7
While this was a tight contest, Bucknell used a big run late in the game to get ahead and secure the 10-7 win, breaking their four game losing streak. It was a slow first quarter in terms of scoring as Bucknell was able to score two early on and held the 2-0 lead through the first. Marist was able to get going in the second, evening it at 2 all early on. It was back-and-forth with both teams trading goals for the rest of the half. Coming out of halftime trailing 5-4, Marist took the lead 6-5 with 12:14 in the third. After that Marist wouldn’t find the back of the nest until the 2:01 mark of the first. Bucknell exploded, going on a four-goal run that lasted from midway through the third to late in the fourth. That run was the deciding factor that sealed the deal fro the Bison and helped them get the 10-7 win.
Tommy Spoko and Alston Tarry led the Bison on offense in the win. Spoko had 3 points (2G,1A) while Tarry scored 3 goals. In goal for Bucknell, Christian Klipstein made 8 saves to help lead the defense.
Marist was led by Jojo Pirreca, Jake Weinman, and Hunter Embury on the offensive end. Each scored 2 goals for the Red Foxes. In goal for Marist, Jake Macgregor had a stellar performance with 18 saves.
Monmouth 7, St. Bonaventure 5
St. Bonaventure started off the game strong, holding a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Monmouth took over in the second and the Hawks led the rest of the way. Four straight goals in the second gave Monmouth a one-goal 4-3 lead at the half. In the third Monmouth started string out the gate, scoring pretty early on to extend their lead. St. Bonaventure was finally able to find the back of the net late in the third to make it a 6-4 Monmouth lead heading into the fourth. It was a similar story in the fouth as Monmouth scored the first two goals of the period. St. Bonaventure scored with find the back of the net with 2:08 in the fourth but they just couldn’t get a comeback going. Monmouth was able to take the 7-5 win, leaving St. Bonaventure still searching for their first win.
Monmouth saw Griffin Figel lead the way with 4 points (3G,1A) in the win. Gordon Phillips also had 2 assist for the Hawks. In goal, Noah Lode made 13 saves for the Hawks. Ian Weinberg also went 11-15 at the faceoff dot.
For St. Bonaventure Cian Collins led the Bonnies offense with 2 goals. Sean Westley also had 2 points (1G,1A) for the Bonnie in the loss. Brett Dobson and Ben Mazur split time in cage for the Bonnies. Dobson made 9 saves and Mazur made 5 saves.
Cleveland State 19, Canisius 10
The Cleveland State Vikings got back on track with a home win over the Canisius Golden Griffins. After Canisius took an early 2-0 lead Cleveland State took over the rest of the way. A thirteen-goal run that lasted from midway through the first through halftime helped the Vikings take a 13-2 lead at the half. Canisius finally stopped the bleeding with a goal early on in the third. Cleveland State answered and Canisius got one more goal in the third. Cleveland State closed out the period with two straight to take a 16-4 lead into the fourth. Canisius opened the fourth with a five-goal run to cut the Cleveland State lead to 16-8. It was pretty back-and-forth down the stretch, but things had pretty much been settled as Cleveland State walked away 19-10 victors.
Mario Caito led the Golden Griffins with 3 goals while Layne Collins also had 3 points (2G,1A) in the loss. Brad Nordstrom and Matt Vavonese both saw time in cage with Nordstrom making 5 saves and Vavonese making 2 saves.
The Vikings were led by Nick Wendel with 6 points (5G,1A) in the win. Nick Polydoras also had 5 points (4G,1A) for the Vikings. In goal, Stephen Russo made 8 saves, while Caleb Espinoza also saw less than a minute in cage.
Syracuse 17, Hobart 5
While Hobart was able to hang in there early on Syracuse took over in the second quarter and rode that wave all the way to victory as the Kraus-Simmons Trophy stays in Syracuse. The Statesmen looked good in the first, attacking the Syracuse defense and eating up possession. Syracuse made plenty of mistakes in the first that hurt them early on. With the game tied at 2 heading into the second, Hobart took their first and only lead with 12:41 in the second. Syracuse then went on a three-goal run to take a 5-3 lead before Hobart found the back of the net again with a two-goal run. Syracuse dominated the rest of the game as they went on a twelve-goal run from late in the second through the end of the game to secure the 17-5 win. The Orange were just too much for the Statesmen to handle as they dominated in the road win.
Stephen Rehfuss led the Orange offense with 5 points (2G,3A) in the win. Bradley Voigt and Jacob Buttermore each had 3 goals and Nate Soloman had 4 points (1G,3A) as well. Drake Porter made 16 saves in cage, while Nathan McPeak and Willie Klan III also saw action.
Hobart was led by Derrek Madonna who scored 3 goals for the Statesmen. Eric Holden also had 3 points (1G,2A) in the loss. In goal for Hobart, Sam Lucchesi made 12 saves while Tristan Dougherty also saw time in cage.