(Photos: Georgetown Athletics / Rutgers Athletics)
The third 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. Additionally, the Big Ten got underway as did multiple Big East teams. So its no surprise where our Three Stars come from this week.
Here’s our three stars from week three of the season:
Jake Carraway, Attack, Georgetown
The Georgetown Hoyas devoured the Villanova Wildcats in their season-opener on Sunday. And it was Jake Carraway that was at the helm of the Hoyas’s gaudy offensive numbers. The fifth-year senior scored eight goals and added an assist to finish the game with nine points. Carraway is now one goal away from the program record career goal record of 153 that was set by his former teammate Dan Bucaro (2016-2019). He is also 13 points shy of the program career record of 236, which was set by Greg McCavera (1996-99).
Connor Kirst, Midfield, Rutgers
The Big Ten season got underway this past weekend and no team stole the headlines like Rutgers, as they beat Penn State 11-9. Villanova grad transfer Connor Kirst was a major factor in the Scarlet Knights’ victory, tallying seven points (3G/4A) in the victory.
Colin Kirst, Goalie, Rutgers
Just like his older brother, Colin Kirst, who transferred in from Lehigh over the summer, went off in his debut with the Scarlet Knights. Starting in cage, Kirst anchored a Scarlet Knights defense that accomplished a goal nobody has since 2018: holding Penn State to single digits. He ended the day with 15 saves and a .625% save percentage.
Brendan Nichtern, Attack, Army – Seven points (3G/4A) @ Syracuse
Timmy Ley, Attack, Boston U. – Six goals @ Merrimack
RJ Romero, Faceoff, Providence – 20-for-27 (74%) @ St. John’s
Zac Tucci, Faceoff, North Carolina – 12-for-15 (80%) vs High Point and 11-for-13 (85%) @ Richmond
Spencer Rees, Goalie, Navy – 12 saves (71% save percentage) vs Mount St. Mary’s
Wyatt Schupler, Golalie, Army – 12 saves (52% save percentage) @ Syracuse