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NCAA Men's Lacrosse Week 11 Recap

5/1/12 9:09 AM

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Week 11 Recap


 

 

This week marked the eighth full slate of NCAA lacrosse games.  Here is a quick recap of some of the key NCAA Division I games this past week. The Machine currently holds the rights to the players named in bold, but no NCAA player has made any commitment, express or implied, to play in Major League Lacrosse following graduation.

#2 UMass 17 – Delaware 6

The UMass men’s lacrosse team’s 17-6 victory over Delaware gave the team its 13th win on the season and capped off its second undefeated season in program history. Junior attackman Will Manny had eight points (6G, 2A), and senior midfielder Anthony Biscardi (16th Overall Pick) had five points (4G 1A).  Biscardi finished the regular season with 20 goals and six assists.  The team will look to break the programs all time win record with a victory over Towson in the CAA semifinals on Wednesday.  

#3 Duke 9 - #16 Denver 15

In front of 12,282 fans at the Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Classic at Sports Authority Field in Denver, the Denver Pioneers upset the ACC Champion Duke Blue Devils 15-9.  The game was tied at five with 2:17 to go in the first half when Denver began a 5-0 run.  A goal by senior midfielder Robert Rotanz (8th Overall Pick)in the fourth quarter cut the Pioneers’ lead to two, but the Pioneers scored the last four goals to secure the victory. Pioneers’ senior attackman Mark Matthews had seven points (5G, 2A), and senior attackman Alex Demopoulos (24th Overall Pick) added four points (2G, 2A).  Matthews and freshman goalie Ryan LaPlante earned ECAC Weekly Honors.  Matthews earned offensive player of the week and LaPlante was named defensive player of the week after recording 16 saves against Duke. 

#6 Virginia 10 – Penn 8

Senior attackman Steele Stanwick (2nd Overall Pick) had six goals and one assist in his last regular season game as a Virginia Cavalier.  With his seven points, Stanwick now has 260 career points which is 22nd all-time in NCAA Division 1 history.   Stanwick finishes the regular season with a career high in points with 71.  Senior attackman Chris Bocklet had two goals in the teams win.  Penn was led by sophomore goalie Brian Feeney who had 10 saves. 

#7 Cornell 9 – #12 Princeton 14

The Princeton Tigers defeated the Cornell Big Red to clinch the regular season Ivy League title and the top seed in the Ivy League tournament.  Cornell suffered its second straight loss and will hope to rebound next weekend against Yale.  In the team’s third loss of the season freshman attackman Matt Donovan had four goals and senior midfielder Chris Langton (42nd Overall Pick) scooped up one groundball. 

#11  Johns Hopkins 10 - #1 Loyola 9 (OT)

A game winning goal from sophomore midfielder Rob Guida spurred the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays over the #1 Loyola Greyhounds.  The Blue Jays survived a late four goal flurry from the Hounds to hand Loyola their first loss of the year. Senior midfielder Marshall Burkhart (50th Overall Pick) had one assist and helped hold Loyola star junior attackman Mike Sawyer to one goal. 

#17 Syracuse 6 - #4 Notre Dame 8

With their loss to Notre Dame the Syracuse Orange have lost three straight Big East Conference games.  The Orange were held scoreless in the first half and were unable to overcome a four goal deficit.  Senior midfielder Bobby Eilers (34th Overall Pick) had one goal and a career-high tying two assists.   Eilers finishes the regular season with a career high in goals with 15 and a career high in assists with six.  The Orange will begin their quest for an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament when they face the Villanova Wildcats in the first round of the Big East Tournament. 

#18 Bucknell 9 - #10 Colgate 14

The Bucknell Bison failed to defend their 2011 Ivy League title despite a hat-trick by senior attackman Billy Eisenreich (21st Overall Pick).  Eisenreich now has 66 points (34G, 32A) on the year which is tied for the fourth most points in Bucknell history.  Colgate junior attackman Peter Baum also made history by tallying nine points (5G, 4A).  Baum’s nine points set a Patriot League Tournament Record.  This loss marked the Bison’s first loss by more than two goals since March 12, 2009. 

Ohio State 8 - #13 Fairfield 3

After falling behind 2-0, the Buckeyes roared back and scored the next eight goals to secure the number two seed in the ECAC tournament.  The Buckeyes finish the year 5-1 in the ECAC and will face Fairfield in the first round of the conference tournament.  The Buckeyes also ended the year with several post-season honors.  The Buckeyes had two players named to the All-ECAC first team , two named to the All-ECAC second team, and one named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team.  Senior attackman Logan Schuss and senior defenseman Joe Bonanni were named to the first team, senior defenseman Keenan Ochwat and sophomore goalie Greg Duttion were second team selections and freshman midfielder Jesse King was named to the inaugural ECAC All-Rookie Team.  Schuss also earned ECAC Offensive Player of the Year after scoring a career high in goals with 38 and ranking 13th in the nation in points per game with 3.93. 

Bellarmine 7 - #9 Maryland 12

Bellarmine put forth a valiant effort in their game against Maryland but fell short in their last game of the season.  Despite being held scoreless for most of the first half the Knights scored six times against the Terrapins in the second half.  Bellarmine’s second half offensive spurt was led by senior attackman Austin Bright (58th Overall Pick) who had one goal and one assist.  Bright finished the year ranked third on the team in goals (13G) and third in total points (18P).  Bellarmine was only outshot 33-26 and junior goalie Dillon Ward registered ten saves.  



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