By Brandon Rosin | 3/6/14 3:00 PM
The fourth full week of NCAA lacrosse has come to pass. Several of the top programs were in action, including many of the Machine’s 2014 collegiate draftees.
An 8-1 run across the second and third quarters led Johns Hopkins to a 15-9 victory over Princeton on Saturday. Tigers’ midfielder Tom Schreiber’s first goal of the game tied the score at four late in the first quarter. Going into the second quarter, an 8-1 Blue Jays run gave Hopkins a 12-5 advantage in the third. Blue Jays midfielder and Machine draftee Rob Guida contributed two goals during Hopkins’ 8-1 run. Schreiber, a Tewaaraton Award finalist last season, was drafted by the Machine with the first overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft and finished the game with three goals.
James Pannel’s career-high seven goals led Virginia to a 17-12 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Syracuse opened strong with the first three goals of the game, but Virginia quickly answered with six straight goals to take a 6-3 lead early in the second quarter. Syracuse midfielder, and Machine draftee, Scott Loy scored a career-high five points and assisted on midfielder Randy Staats’ third quarter goal that tied the game at nine. The game didn’t stay tied long, as the Cavaliers scored seven of the last ten goals of the game to secure their 17-12 victory. The Virginia defense was strong, collecting 51 ground balls to Syracuse’s 22. Cavaliers’ defenseman, and Machine draftee, Joseph Lisicky grabbed 7 ground balls in the win. Syracuse attackman, and Machine draftee, Derek Maltz ripped one shot in the loss.
A natural hat trick from Ohio Wesleyan attacker Casey Helms led the Battling Bishops to a 7-5 win over Aurora on Saturday. John Umbach secured an early lead for the Bishops with a first quarter goal assisted by Machine draftee Spencer Schnell. Aurora closed the gap to two goals with tallies from Andrew Schoessel and Max Obriecht. The two teams traded goals late in the game as Ohio Wesleyan earned a 7-5 win.
Kevin Adams’ game winning goal with 4:26 remaining elevated Colgate to a 9-8 win over Bucknell on Saturday. The game went back-and-forth, with four ties and four lead changes throughout. Bucknell defenseman, and Machine draftee, Jackson Place stole the ball from Colgate with 11 seconds left, but the Bisons did not have enough time to get off a shot before the clock ran out.
A late five goal run gave Notre Dame a hard-fought 11-10 victory over North Carolina on Saturday. Notre Dame was down 8-3 early in the third quarter, but scored five unanswered goals to tie the game thirty seconds into the fourth quarter. Irish defenseman, Machine draftee, Stephen O’Hara started the game for Notre Dame, contributing one ground ball in the win. UNC midfielder and Machine draftee R.G. Keenan missed the game with an injury.