(Photos: Hofstra/Bryant Athletics / Stony Brook Athletics)
The second week of the 2021 NCAA season is officially in the books. This week was the first full weekend of action this season as we had a full day of games on Saturday and multiple games on Sunday.
Here’s our three stars from week two of the season:
Ryan Tierney, Attack, Hofstra
The Pride may have fallen in overtime, but the fifth-year attackman put together one of the best performances of the season thus far, and one of the best of his career. Tierney led the game in points with 11 (8G/3A). His eight goals are the second-most in a single game in program history, as well as his 11 points.
Luke Caracciolo, Goalie, Bryant
In Bryant’s season-opener against Ocean State rival Providence, Caracciolo put together one of the best performances of his career. The Centreville, Va. native racked up 16 saves with a 66.7% save percentage in the Bulldogs’ 9-8 victory over the Friars. Saturday was Caracciolo’s second 16-save performance of his career, along with his college debut against Bucknell in 2019. His career record for saves in a game is 18, which he notched against Stony Brook last season.
Dylan Pallonetti, Attack, Stony Brook
Perhaps nobody has had a better debut this season than redshirt freshman Maryland transfer Dylan Pallonetti on Saturday in Stony Brook’s dominating 20-8 victory over Sacred Heart. Pallonetti ended the game with six goals and one assist for seven points in his Seawolves debut. His six goals are the program record for goals in a collegiate debut.
Asher Nolting, Attack, High Point – Seven points (3G/4A) vs Robert Morris
Chris Gray, Attack, North Carolina – Seven points (4G/3A) vs Jacksonville
Braden Host, Goalie, Air Force – 17 saves (53% save percentage) vs Denver
Alec Sthatkis, Faceoff, Denver – 17-for-21 (61%) and 13 ground balls vs Air Force
Petey LaSalla, Faceoff, Virginia – 12-for-16 (75%) vs Army