Saturday Recap: Syracuse, Navy Grab Much-Needed Wins, Maryland Escapes Johns Hopkins

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The Syracuse Orange came into Saturday needing a win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes afloat. And they got that win, taking down the Virginia Cavaliers 13-11 on the road to sweep the season series against the Cavaliers.

Jakob Phaup went 24-for-27 (88%) at the faceoff dot to provide a spark for the Orange while Owen Hiltz had three goals and two assists for five points while Jamie Trimboli (3G/1A) and Owen Seebold (2G/2A) each had four points.

Drake Porter made nine saves in cage to anchor the Orange defense.

Xander Dickson led Virginia with three goals and an assist while Matt Moore had a goal and three assists. Alex Rode made 16 saves in cage.

Owen Hiltz notched his first of the day in the dying seconds of the first quarter to put the Orange up 3-2 and spark a five-goal Syracuse run to help them get ahead 7-2 early in the third. Stephen Rehfuss had the final goal of the half to make it an 8-4 Orange lead heading into the locker room.

Xander Dickson ignited a three-goal Virginia run early in the third to help pull within 9-8 and give the Cavaliers a heap of momentum. However, the Orange scored four straight from the 2:25 mark in the third through the 8:56 mark of the fourth to pull ahead 13-8. Virginia scored the final three games of the contest but wasn’t able to pull off the comeback.

Navy Sings Second

In front of the largest and most electric lacrosse crowd of the season, the Navy Midshipmen took down arch-rival Army West Point 9-4 to secure a much-needed win and boost their resume and give them their second Patriot League win in a row for the first time this season.

After a traditional defensive-heavy first half of play that saw the Midshipmen take a narrow 3-1 lead, Navy outscored the Black Knights 6-3 in the second half to secure the win. The Midshipmen scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter before Army put in the final goal of the game to get them to four goals on the day.

Joe DeLyra led Navy with a hat trick while Spencer Reese made 19 saves in cage to anchor the Midshipmen defense.

Aidan Byrnes had two goals for the Black Knights and Wyatt Schupler made 10 saves in cage.

Maryland Avoids Scare at Homewood

In the second meeting between rivals Maryland and Johns Hopkins of the season, the Terrapins came out on top narrowly, 14-13, in the tightest contest of the season for the Terps.

After getting down 5-1 at the end of the first quarter, and finding themselves trailing 9-4 late in the second quarter, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays kicked it into another gear. The Blue Jays scored five unanswered from the :39 mark in the second through the 8:29 mark in the third to tie things up at 9.

Johns Hopkins went on another run to start the fourth quarter, putting away three in a row and getting ahead 13-11. However, Maryland was able to tie it with two straight from Logan Wisnauskas and Jared Bernhardt. Wisnauskas put in the game-winner with 18 seconds left into the contest to cap off one of the most exciting finishes of the season.

Logan Wisnauskas and Jared Bernhardt. Wisnauskas each had four goals and an assist for Maryland. Logan McNaney made 10 saves in cage for the Terrapins.

Connor DeSimone led Johns Hopkins with three goals and an assist and Tim Marcille made 14 saves in his first career start.

Penn State Edges Ohio State to Capture Creators Trophy

In a back-and-forth contest in which neither side was able to gain any separation all game, the Penn State Nittany Lions took the win 9-8 to earn the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and take home the Creators Trophy.

Dylan Foulds had the final two goals of the contest to seal the deal for the Nittany Lions and give him self four goals on the game. Jack Myers had four goals for the Buckeyes.

Aleric Fyock had 15 saves, including a game-saving stop in the final seconds of the contest, in his first career start for Penn State while Alec Van De Bovenkamp made 10 saves for Ohio State.

Drexel Wins Sixth Straight Against Hofstra

The Drexel Dragons earned their sixth consecutive win as they took down Hofstra 12-8 on Saturday afternoon. The Dragons used a five-goal run from late in the third through the 8:08 mark in the fourth to seal the deal.

Reid Bowering (3G/1A) and Sean Donnelly (1G/3A) each had four points to lead the Dragons. Ross Blumenthal made 12 saves.

Sterlyn Ardrey had a hat trick for Hofstra.

Binghamton Upsets Vermont

The Binghamton Bearcats earned a huge upset win on Saturday, taking down Vermont 10-7. The Bearcats ended the contest on a five-goal run that included two straight from both Kevin Winkoff and Thomas Greenblatt to secure the victory.

Teddy Dolan made 15 saves in cage for Binghamton while Vermont saw Ryan Cornell make 11 saves and Thomas McConvey and JJ Levandowski each score two goals.

UMBC Tops Stony Brook in Overtime, Again

For the second time this season, the UMBC Retrievers took down the Stony Brook in overtime. This time, 14-13 on Long Island.

After watching the Retrievers take a 10-6 lead early in the third as a result of a four-goal run, the Seawolves were able to fight back and utilized a four-goal run from late in the third through early in the fourth to tie things all up at 12. Matt DeMo put in the overtime-forcing goal following a UMBC goal from Brandon Galloway. Ryan Frawley put home the game-winner for UMBC for his fifth goal of the day.

Brandon Galloway also had four goals to lead the UMBC offense and Tommy Lingner made 16 saves.

Anthony Palma made 11 saves in cage for Stony Brook and Cory Vaniginhoven had three goal and an assist for four points.

Other Scores

  • Saint Joseph’s tops LIU 14-13 to win the NEC Regular Season title.
  • Christian Mule’ had ten points (7G/3A) to lead Lehigh past Bucknell 18-12.
  • UMass upended Fairfield 21-14 with Kevin Tobin (3G/6A) leading the way.
  • Delaware beat Towson 16-8 to stop the Tigers’ win streak.
  • Marc O’Rouke had six goals in his season debut to lead Bryan past Sacred Heart 20-12.
  • Jacksonville edges Bellarmine 8-7.

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