Division I College Lacrosse Week 7
Albany Mens Lacrosse vs. Vermont Mens Lacrosse
Albany (6-0) beats Vermont (7-1) 21-5 in the battle of the undefeated. The game went in favor of the number one team in the nation after the Danes dominated the Cats. Vermont’s strong defense just could not hold the Great Danes’ fierce offense. Now in both of their first conference games, Vermont has only put up 1 goal in the first half and then gone down 10. Albany was led by their main stars and point scorers for their usual onslaught. From the attack trio, Connor Fields led with 10 points on 4 goals 6 assists, Tehoka Nanticoke added 3 goals 2 assists on 12 shots, and Justin Reh also got a hat trick. Out of their middies, Jakob Patterson had 7 goals 1 assist and Kyle Mcclancy notched 2 goals and 2 assists. The star FOGO TD Ierlan went 19 for 21 and got 15 ground balls to cap a stellar day. Both teams also used two of their goalies, which is a tad uncommon. Albany dominated the whole game up and down the field for a triumphant victory.
Maryland Mens Lacrosse vs. Villanova Mens Lacrosse
Maryland (6-1) beat Villanova (6-2) 13-11 to get back in the winning column. A great top 10 matchup allowed Maryland to bounce back after their first loss to Albany. After taking an emotional home loss, Maryland puts up a good fight and returned to Maryland with an away win. Maryland started hot, took an early lead, and kept it despite battle from Villanova. The Terps went into half 7-3 looking very strong and in command. They had several players score goals, but they were led by senior Connor Kelly with a hatty and 2 dimes. Jared Bernhardt joined in with 4 goals and an assist. The Wildcats fought hard and also had 7 different players score in the game. They even scored 3 in the final minute for a last push to get the lead but could not get by. They were led by Connor Kirst with 4 goals, and two attack man Christia Cuccinello 1 goal 3 assists and Danny Seibel with 2 goals and an assist.
Duke Mens Lacrosse vs. Towson Mens Lacrosse
Duke (8-1) with 2 wins over the weekend vs Towson (3-4) 10-8, then the next day Cleveland State (2-7) 9-3. Duke had back to back games over the weekend and came out on top both times. The game against the Tigers went smooth and they took a commanding lead but let them back in with a scoreless third but finished them off in the fourth. The next day Duke traveled to their next road game in Cleveland. They easily handled the young Vikings team. Over the two days Justin Guterding had 8 goals and 2 assists, Peter Conley with 5 goals 1 assist, and Brad Smith had 2 goals 3 assists.
Notre Dame Mens Lacrosse vs. Virginia Mens Lacrosse
Notre Dame (4-1) beats Virginia (6-2) 9-7 Another real good top 10 matchup this weekend. A solid defensive game from both teams it was fought hard all game. Notre Dame started strong and took the lead early with full confidence. They were led by senior long stick middie John Sexton, who 5 caused turnovers and 8 ground balls. On offense, they got some production from their attack with Mikey Wynne netting 4 goals and Brendan Gleason adding 2 goals with 1 assist. A big home win for the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The Cavaliers had some sloppy turnovers throughout the game and were shut out in the 4th quarter. They needed some more players to produce, Virginia only had 4 players with points, and 2 assists on the game. Led by stud Michael Kraus with 4 goals and middie Dox Aitken had 2 goals 1 assist.
Denver Mens Lacrosse vs. Ohio State Mens Lacrosse
Denver (5-2) beats Ohio State (5-3) 12-7 A great first half for both teams back and forth action and lead changes. These two teams always play each other very tough. Denver decided to take over in the second half and go on a 9 goal scoring run not letting the Buckeyes score for quite a while. The star of the show was Trevor Baptiste but not just for his normal day at the X, where he went 14 of 23 but he also had 2 goals 1 assist and 7 ground balls. Three other middies for the pioneers netted 2 goals including an LSM Sean Mayle. Out of their high powered attack, Ethan Walker put up 3 points and Austin French with 4 dimes on the day. The goalie Josh Matte only had to make 4 saves in the game. OSU spread out their scoring with several players getting points but got worked for almost an entire half. Tre Leclaire had 2 assists and JT Bugliosi with 2 goals.
Rutgers Mens Lacrosse vs. Syracuse Mens Lacrosse
Rutgers (6-2) beats Syracuse (3-3) 14-10. Syracuse had a few quality wins, but they now have had 2 home beatdowns, lost two games in a row, and have to play Duke next. They started off the game on the right note; but, could not finish the game off, losing the second half 9-5. Syracuse really hurt themselves by having 22 turnovers in the game. Both teams battled hard as there was five lead changes. The Orange scored almost all their points from their attack with Brendan Bomberry 3 goals, Stephen Rehfuss 3 points, and Nate Solomon 2 goals. Both teams goalies had 10 saves on the day. For the Scarlet Knights star attackman Jules Heningburg had a big day with 6 goals 2 assists 4 ground balls. Christian Mazzone also had a solid game scoring a hat trick getting an assist and scooping 6 GBs on their first win over Syracuse since 2004.