In another wild Sunday of college lacrosse we saw four exciting games, three of which were conference matchups. The day got started with Ohio State putting together a comeback in the second half to take down Johns Hopkins and Georgetown coming back to beat Villanova. We also saw Cornell explode in the second half to take down Notre Dame. In the night cap, Maryland put together a second half comeback to beat Rutgers and get their second conference win.
Ohio State 14, Johns Hopkins 13
This one was a tale of two half as the Ohio State Buckeyes put up a good second half showing to come back and defeat Johns Hopkins in a conference game on the road.
Johns Hopkins started the game strong as they were able to get out to an early 2-0 lead before Ohio State got their first of the game. The Blue Jays scored one more in the first to take a 3-1 lead entering the second quarter. Johns Hopkins exploded in the second as they used a three-goal run midway through the second, helping them take a 8-3 lead heading into the half.
Just as the first half belonged to Hopkins, the second half belonged to Ohio State. The Buckeyes started off the third strong with a two-goal run. After Johns Hopkins got their first goal of the half, Ohio State exploded with a five-goal run to take a 10-9 lead with 5:02 in the third. Johns Hopkins closed out the third strong with two goal, including a controversial buzzer beater from Cole Williams, to take an 11-10 lead into the fourth.
After a Jack Keogh goal put the Blue Jays up 12-10 earl in the fourth the Buckeyes answered strong. A three-goal run put Ohio State up 13-12 midway through the fourth quarter. With 2:02 in the game, Cole Williams found the back of the net to tie things up for Johns Hopkins. Ohio State put this one away with a Jackson Reid goal with :49 on the clock.
Ohio State was led by Reid Jackson who had 6 points (5G/1A) in the win. Tre Leclaire and Johnny Wiseman each had 4 points (3G/1A) to help lead the offense as well. Josh Kirson made 12 saves in cage for the Buckeyes.
Alex Concannon led Johns Hopkins with 6 points (4G/2A), while Joey Epstein had 5 points (3G/2A) as well. In cage, Ryan Darby made 12 saves for the Blue Jays.
Cornell 11, Notre Dame 9
After losing to Syracuse in a midweek game, Cornell got things back on track as they went on the road and took down Notre Dame in a Sunday afternoon contest. Depth of scoring and stellar goalie play was the key for Cornell in this win as they were able to take off in the second half and secure the win.
Things started slow in this one as things were tied at 1 heading into the second quarter. In the second both teams went back-and-forth, trading goals for the entire quarter to tie things up at 4 heading into the half. Jeff Teat gave Cornell a 5-4 lead early in the third before Notre Dame went on a two-goal run midway through. The Big Red got hot at the end of the third as they went on a five-goal run to give them a 10-6 lead midway through the fourth. That run helped Cornell secure the win as Notre Dame answered with a three-goal run midway through the fourth, but they just couldn’t come all the way back. Cornell scored the last goal of the game to secure the 11-9 road win.
Cornell was led by Clarke Petterson and Cooper Telesco who each had 3 goals in the win. Jonathan Donville also had 2 goals. In cage, Chayse Ierlan was stellar as he made 17 saves for the Big Red.
Bryan Costible scored 3 goals for Notre Dame, while Brian Willetts had 3 points (2G/1A). In goal, John Zullo made 12 saves for the Irish.
Georgetown 16, Villanova 13
The Hoyas got a huge conference win at home on Sunday afternoon as they took down Villanova. The Hoyas were able to comeback after a slow start and secure the win with a huge offensive performance.
Villanova started off strong as the Wildcats got out to a 3-0 lead before Georgetown scored their first of the game. The Wildcats found the back of the net twice more before the end of the first, taking a 5-1 lead into the second quarter. The second stared off with some back-and-forth play before Georgetown started hitting their stride. The Hoyas got hot late in the second as they closed out the half with three straight, cutting the Villanova lead to 7-6 at the half.
Georgetown continued their run early in the third as they scored the first two of the second half, taking an 8-7 lead. Villanova tied things up at 8 before Georgetown was able to go back up by two. The third quarter ended with both sides trading goals through the last few minutes. Georgetown expended their lead to 14-10 early in the fourth as they scored the first two of the period. A three-goal run for Villanova cut Georgetown’s lead to 14-13 with 5:00 in the game. The momentum shifted to Georgetown’s side as the Hoyas defense stood tall through the last few minutes of the game, and they scored the last two goals to secure the 16-13 win.
Patrick Daly led Villanova with 5 points (4G/1A), while Corey McManus had 3 points (2G/1A). Keegan Khan also had 3 goals for the Wildcats. In goal, Will Vitton made 15 saves.
Georgetown was led by Jake Carraway who tallied 7 points (5G/2A) and Daniel Bucaro with 6 points (4G/2A). Lucas Wittenberg also had 6 points (3G/3A) in the win. In goal for the Hoyas, Owen McElroy made 15 saves.
Maryland 16, Rutgers 13
The Maryland Terrapins showed the nation that they could comeback and win as they did just that, taking down Rutgers. It was a dominating first half for Rutgers and the second half was pretty much owned by Maryland, especially the fourth quarter, as they secured the 16-13 win.
The Scarlet Knights started this game off strong as they went up 3-0 early in the game. Maryland was able to answer and go on a three-goal run of their own to tie things up. The Terrapins found themselves down 8-3 midway through the second after a five-goal Rutgers run that lasted from late in the first through midway in the second. Maryland was able to wake up a bit at the end of the second, making it a 9-6 Rutgers lead heading into the half.
Maryland extended their run early in the third as they tied things up at 9 before Rutgers could answer, putting themselves back up again. Jared Bernhardt tied things up at 10-10 for Maryland midway through the period. The Terrapins took the lead with just three second left in the third. While Rutgers took their lead back early in the fourth Maryland had a big answer. The Terrapins exploded down the stretch, going on a five-goal run to take a 16-12 lead late in the game. Rutgers scored the last goal of the game to make it a 16-13 Maryland win.
Maryland was led by Anthony DeMaio who tallied 6 points (3G/3A) and Logan Wisnauskas who had 5 points (2G/3A). Jared Bernhardt had 4 points (3G/1A) as well. In cage for the Terrapins, Danny Dolan made 9 saves.
Adam Charalambides led Rutgers with 4 goals for the Scarlet Knights. Owen Mead also had 4 points (2G/2A). In goal, Max Edlemann made 12 saves.