It was an exciting Tuesday as we had five games on the docket. In the two biggest games of the day we saw Syracuse devour Cornell and Loyola took down Georgetown as the Greyhounds had to ward off the Hoyas.
Hartford 12, Dartmouth 11
It was a snowy one (Yes, snow) in New Hampshire as the Hartford Hawks went on the road and took down the Big Green by one. This one was a back-and-forth battle from the start. After a slow first quarter that ended with things all tied up at 2, both sides would start find their stride. Both sides kept going back-and-forth trading goals through the second, ending the half with things tied at 5.
The back-and-forth play continued through the third. Entering the fourth with things being tied at 9 Dartmouth was able to get ahead by one late in the game. Hartford scored two in the final minutes to secure the win. The game-winner from Tyler Corpora came with just 23 seconds left on the clock.
Hartford was led by Dylan Jinks who tallied 6 points (4G,2A) in the win. Ty Thompson also had 3 points (2G.1A) for the Hawks. Cam Logan made 5 saves in cage while Nicholas Ferraro under a minute in cage.
Dartmouth was led by Ben Martin who tallied 6 points (5G,1A) and Harlan Smart with 3 points (2G,1A). George Prince also tallied 3 points (1G,2A) for the Big Green. In cage, George Christopher made 9 saves.
Syracuse 13, Cornell 8
The Syracuse Orange welcomed the Cornell Big Red to the Carrier Dome in Tuesday night and got revenge for their last two matchups against these guys, including a first round NCAA tournament game last year. The Orange defense was a huge part of the win as they held Jeff Teat and Clarke Petterson scoreless.
Syracuse started the game off hot, sgoing up 3-0 early on. Cornell finally answered midway through the first to cut the Orange lead to 3-1 at the end of the first. We saw some more back-and-forth play in the second as Cornell was finally able to get their offense going. A two-goal run midway through the second and a goal with a minute to go in the half helped Syracuse take a commanding 7-3 lead heading into the half.
Again, the Orange had a big third quarter, huge actually. While the third started off with Cornell and Syracuse answering each other through the first few minutes, the Orange soon took over. A four-goal run from midway through the third to early in the fourth helped seal the deal. Coming into the fourth quarter with Syracuse leading 11-5 this onw was pretty much over. Cornell scored three in the fourth and Syracuse scored two. That wouldn’t help the Big Red much as Syracuse still walked away with the 13-8 win.
Cornell was led by John Piatelli with 3 goals and Connor Fletcher with 2 goals. In cage for teh Big Red, Chayse Irelan made 17 saves.
Syracuse was led by Bradley Voigt and Stephen Rehfuss who each had 3 goals in the win. Brendan Curry also had 3 points (2G,1A). Drake Porter made 10 saves in between the pipes for the Orange.
Princeton 19, Siena 10
While the Saitns were able to put up a fight, Princeton used a few big runs to really flex their muscle and down Siena by nine point. The Game started pretty back-and-forth until Princeton went on a five-goal run the lasted from late in the first to early in the second. Siena then answered with two goal of their own, but Princeton ended the half with one to take an 8-5 lead into the locker room.
After Princeton scored the first goal of the third Siena quickly answered. The Tigers then went on a three-goal run before Siena ended the quarter with a goal, making it a 12-7 Princeton lead heading into the fourth. Princeton went on two three-goal runs to help them get ahead even more and secure the win. Siena was able to get a few goale, but Princeton already had this one sealed.
Siena was led by Keenan Cook with 4 points (3G,1A) and Mike Reilly with 3 points (2G,1A). In cage for the Saints, Aaron Lewis got the majority of the time as he made 10 saves. Anthony Tebbano also saw some time in cage as well.
Michael Sowers had himself a day as he tallied 11 points (6G,5A) in the Tigers win. Chris Brown had 3 points (2G,1A), while Emmet Cordrey also had 3 points (1G,2A). In cage, Erik Peters made 8 saves.
Loyola 16, Georgetown 14
It was closer than many expected as Loyola had to ward off Georgetown to secure the 16-14 win. The Hoyas did a great job attacking on both sides of the field and making this one a lot closer then it could have been.
This one was a back-and-forth battle from the start as Georgetown scored two straight early on before Loyola answered with a three-goal run to take their first lead of the game. While Georgetown did answer, Loyola scored two straight to take a 5-3 lead heading into the second. After Georgetown scored the first of the second, Loyola answered with a three-goal run to stretch their lead out even more. Late in the half both squads would find the back of the net to make it an 11-6 lead at the half.
Georgetwon was able to start really fighting back in the third as the Hoyas started the half with a three-goal run, cutting the Loyola lead to 11-9. After Loyola answered Georgetown stricked right back to make it a two-goal game once again. Loyola went on a two-goal run late and Georgetwon scored the last of the third, making it a 14-11 Loyola lead heading into the fourth. It was a more defensive heavy fourth quarter as Georgetown started the scoring early but nobody found the back of the cage until the five minute mark. Georgetown made it a one-goal game again with 5:32 in the fourth, but Loyola was able to answer before Georgetown turned it back into a one-goal game just minutes later. Chase Scanlan put the nail in the coffin as he scored with just :23 seconds left on the clock.
Georgetown was led by Jake Carraway with 6 points (5G,1A) and Daniel Bucaro who tallied 4 points (3G,1A). Massimo Bucci also had 5 points (2G,3A). In cage, Owen McElroy made 15 saves.
Aidan Olmstead led Loyola with 8 points (2G,6A), while Kevin Lindley had 7 points (6G,1A) in the win. Pat Spencer had 5 points (2G,3A) and Chase Scanlan tallied 5 points (4G,1A). Jacob Stover made 16 saves for the Greyhouds in cage.
Canisius 16, St. Bonaventure 8
The Bonnie are still searcing for their first win of the season as they took a home loss to Canisius on Tuesday night. The Griffins went up 9-0 at the end of the first and then the Bonnies were able to find their stride in the second as it was a 10-2 lead at the half.
Coming out of the half, Canisius started the third with a four-goal run to help them take a 15-3 lead into the fourth and final quarter. St. Bonaventure was able to get a little something done at the end as they went on a two-goal and three-goal run in the fourth. Canisius was able to walk away with the dominating conference win.
Mario Cato led Canisius with 5 goals in the win. Jacob Buck also had 5 points (4G,1A) for the Griffins. In cage, Brad Nordstram made 9 saves and saw the most time. Matt Vavonese and Cody Haas also saw time in cage.
For St. Bonaventure, Austin Blumbergs and Cian Collins each had 2 goals to lead the Bonnies. Brett Dobson made 3 saves in cage while Ben Mazur saw the most minutes and made 7 saves.