Albany Men’s Lacrosse vs. Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse
Albany (1-0) destroys Syracuse (1-1) 15-3 It was a big game between 2 top 10 teams in the nation. This one was a real surprise to me I thought this would have been a nice competitive game, especially being at home for the Cuse. The Great Danes and highly anticipated freshman Tehoka Nanticoke had his first outing and he produced 5 goals, one was easily a top 10 play. Their senior star Connor Fields added 4 points. Syracuse held the lead for their first goal, from there on they were chasing Albany to get back in the game, only scoring 2 more goals one each in the 3rd and 4th quarter.
Duke Men’s Lacrosse vs. Denver Men’s Lacrosse
Duke (4-0) beats Denver (1-1) 15-12 A great matchup between 2 top 3 teams. Denver came out fast and took an early lead but Duke settled in and tied it up by halftime. Right out of half once again Denver went at it putting in 6 in the 3rd quarter. The Pioneers were led by their 2 studs Ethan Walker who had 6 goals on 7 shots along with 2 dimes and Senior Trevor Baptiste had 16 ground balls and went 23-30 at the X. Duke made some adjustments and handled their business in the 4th quarter winning 7-0. They spread the goals across the board with 3 players receiving hat tricks. All around a great game with ups and downs for both teams.
Loyola Men’s Lacrosse vs. John Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse
Loyola (1-1) gives Hopkins (1-1) the big L 12-5 Another good matchup but surprising score. It eventually turned into a snowy one in Baltimore. The Greyhounds played a great defensive game holding a high powered offense to 5. Between Shack Stanwick and Joel Tinney they only had 2 points. On the other side Pat Spencer lead by sharing the rock getting 3 assists while only connecting on 1 of 8 shooting.
Army Men’s Lacrosse vs Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse
Army (3-0) beats Rutgers (2-1) 9-7 A hard fought game with 2 strong teams. It was back and forth action all game with several lead changes. Rutgers was led by 2 of their attackman Tommy Coyne and Jules Heningburg with 4 points each, their goalie Max Edelmann had 14 saves. The other knights played a sound game all the way through on both sides of the ball. They spread the wealth and nobody scored more than 2 goals or 2 assists themselves.
Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team vs. High Point Men’s Lacrosse
Maryland (3-0) fights to the end to win 16-14 at High Point (0-3) The defending champs took a scare for a second with a close barn burner and stay undefeated so far. High point fought hard all game and scored 2 in the last minute before halftime to give them momentum going into the 2nd half. They could not catch all the way up and topple the Terrapins although being down by only 1 or 2 goals the entire 4th quarter. High Point was led by attackman Connor Robinson and Asher Nolting with 4 points apiece. Maryland shared it around on offense and scored all over, their defense could have picked it up a little bit I thought. They even let a pole come across and score, ya never want that. All in all these games happen but the Terps played their game and stayed on top all day.
Villanova Men’s Lacrosse vs. Yale Men’s Lacrosse
Villanova (2-0) wins against Yale (0-1) 10-9OT The Wildcats win their 2nd straight overtime to start off their season. Another back and forth top 20 matchups of great lacrosse. The Bulldogs take a hard loss to start the season being ranked very high as well. They should be alright and be able to bounce back just fine behind Senior Ben Reeves who had 7 points in the overtime loss. Another strong senior performance for Yale back from his season-long injury Christopher Keating put up 9 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers. Nova comes on top again in OT behind their 2 attackman who leads the team in goals Danny Seibel with 4 and Christia Cuccinello with 2 on the day. Villanova plays one more away game before opening up at home.