By Brandon Rosin | 4/11/14 2:20 PM
The ninth full week of NCAA lacrosse has come to pass. Several of the top teams were in action, including many of the Machine’s 2014 collegiate draftees.
Tom Schreiber tied a career high with seven points to lead Princeton in a 15-11 win over Rutgers on Saturday. Schreiber is now the first midfielder in Ivy League history to have at least 100 career goals and 90 career assists. Ryan Ambler also scored five goals in the game for Princeton. The Tigers followed up their win with a 10-9 victory against Lehigh on Tuesday. Schreiber again led the team with four goals and four points. Lehigh attacker Taylor Dan scored a game-high five goals. Schreiber was a Tewaaraton Award finalist last season and was drafted by the Machine with the first overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft.
North Carolina’s R.G. Keenan won a faceoff and raced downfield to score the game-winning goal in an 11-10 victory over Virginia on Saturday. Both teams had standout players, as Cavalier Mark Cockerton scored 4 goals and the Tar Heels’ Joey Sankey landed a hat trick of his own. The close game featured strong defenses on both sides, with the Cavaliers’ Joseph Lisicky grabbing 3 ground balls in the loss. Keenan and Lisicky were both drafted by the Machine.
Kyle Foster scored with 29 seconds left in double overtime to lift Ohio Wesleyan to a 9-8 win over Kenyon on Saturday. The Battling Bishops trailed 6-3 at the end of the second quarter, but Spencer Schnell capped off the team’s five-goal run in the second half to earn an 8-7 lead. Kenyon answered with the last goal of the fourth quarter to force overtime. An Ohio Machine draftee, Schnell also scored the first goal of the game.
A 7-1 halftime lead helped push Bucknell to a 16-6 victory over Mt. St. Mary’s on Saturday. Mt. St. Mary’s scored the first goal of the game, but Bucknell jumped in to score the following seven, including the only two goals of the second quarter. Kyle Shanahan led the Bisons with four goals with Sean Doyle added a hat trick. Machine draftee Jackson Place led a strong Bucknell defense with three ground balls and a team-high three caused turnovers.
A seven-goal streak in the second half sealed a 15-7 victory for Duke against Notre Dame on Saturday. Five goals from Deemer Class, and four form Jordan Wolf, propelled the Blue Devils to victory. Notre Dame’s defense faced a tough game, with Machine draftee Stephen O’Hara picking up two groundballs in the match. Notre Dame recovered on Tuesday with a 12-7 win over Marquette. Jim Marlatt and Trevor Brosco scored hat tricks in the Notre Dame victory.
Randy Staats scored five goals on six shots to lead Syracuse in a 14-9 victory over Cornell on Tuesday. Kevin Rice added a hat trick for the Orange. Scott Loy, a Machine draftee, scored one goal and added an assist for Syracuse. Machine draftee Derek Maltz also played for Syracuse in the win.
A 9-1 first half propelled Johns Hopkins to a 13-8 win over Albany on Friday. Starting game with seven unanswered goals, Johns Hopkins came out strong and never let Albany get within five goals the entire game. Holden Cattoni scored 4 goals for Hopkins, with Brandon Benn and Ryan Brown both adding three goals each. Ohio Machine draftee Rob Guida contributed an assist to the Johns Hopkins victory.