This week marked the 10th full slate of NCAA lacrosse games with several of our 2013 Collegiate Draftees taking the field with their respective teams. The Ohio Machine currently holds the rights to the players named in bold below. No NCAA player has made any commitment (express or implied) to play in Major League Lacrosse following graduation.
Colgate vs. Lafayette (14-10)
Colgate came out with a victory this weekend against Lafayette to end their two-game losing streak. Colgate held a lead for the entire first quarter with two early goals from Jimmy Ryan and Matt Clarkson. Lafayette scored halfway through the first quarter to end the quarter with a 2-1 Colgate lead. Lafayette dominated in the second quarter and scored four goals, giving them a one-point lead going into halftime. Peter Baum (1st Overall) put up another point for the Raiders before the end of the second half with his first goal of the game.Baumcame out of the locker room and started the second half on fire scoring his second goal within seconds of the start of the third quarter. Baum scored again minutes after his second goal and brought the Raiders back up to a 10-8 lead with the help of Eric Foote and Ryan Walsh’s goals. Baum ended the third quarter with two goals, giving him his 34th hat-trick of the season. Colgate kept their lead throughout the fourth quarter adding four more goals to the scoreboard and ending the game with a 14-10 win. Baum ended with three goals, one assist and two groundballs. Baum continues to lead the Raiders with goals (33), assists (12) and points (45) for the season.
#13 Ohio State vs. Michigan (17-8)
Ohio State was able to clinch a victory against their Michigan rivals and bring the Creator’s Trophy back to Columbus. The Creator’s Trophy is awarded to the Big Ten school with wins against other Big Ten schools that sponsor lacrosse. Logan Schuss (11th Overall) scored the Buckeyes’ first goal with an assist from Dominique Alexander (33rd Overall). Schuss scored twice more in the first quarter, giving him an early hat-trick and a 4-2 Buckeye lead. OSU scored four more goals in the second quarter giving the Buckeyes a safe five-point lead against the Wolverines going into halftime. OSU continued to outplay Michigan in the third quarter scoring six goals and allowing only two goals. Schuss tallied two more goals and assisted Turner Evans’ goal that ended the third quarter. Michigan fought their hardest to come back from a 10-point deficit in the final quarter, but couldn’t even out the score in time. The Buckeyes ended with a 17-8 win. Schuss ended the game as the game’s leading scorer with five goals, five assists, four groundballs and a game-high of 10 points. Alexander ended with one assist and Kevin Mack (57th Overall) ended with two groundballs. Schuss is now Ohio State’s all-time leading goal scorer and leads the team this season with 27 goals.
#6 UNC vs. Hofstra (14-5)
UNC defeated Hofstra this weekend with a double-digit win after an explosive second half. Hofstra started the game leading by two goals early in the first quarter. Marcus Holman (12th Overall) scored the Tar Heels’ first goal and assisted Spencer Parks’ second goal to tie the game at 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. Hofstra fought back for their lead in the second quarter scoring three goals and a 5-4 lead to end the first half. The Tar Heels came out of halftime ready to play and dominated the third quarter scoring seven goals with the help of Holman and teammate Joey Sankey. Tar Heel goalie, Kieran Burke, saved every one of Hofstra’s shots, stopping them from scoring in the third quarter. With an 11-5 lead going into the final quarter, UNC gave themselves a larger lead with goals from Holman, Jimmy Bitter and Patrick Kelly and a final score of 14-5. Hofstra was unable to add more points on the scoreboard, leaving them completely shut-out during the second half. Holman ended the game with three goals and four assists. Holman leads the team this season with points (60) and assists (30). Holman is tied for first with Joey Sankey with 3o goals.
#4 Denver vs. #6 Loyola-Maryland (13-12 OT)
The Denver Pioneers won in an exciting game against Loyola-Maryland that ended in overtime this Saturday. Denver started off strong in the first quarter scoring four goals and giving the Pioneers a 4-1 lead to end the quarter. The Pioneers were able to add on four more goals in the second quarter with the help of a hat-trick from Cameron Flint. Denver went into halftime with an 8-3 lead. Loyola was determined to catch up to the Pioneers and scored four more goals, lowering Denver’s lead to make it a two-point game. Loyola refused to back down during the final quarter and scored five goals, while the Pioneers were only able to add two more goals onto their total. With the game tied at 12-12, the game went into overtime. Cameron Flint scored the game winning goal halfway through overtime giving Denver their fifth-straight win. Chase Carrarro (13th Overall) ended the game with a season high of 16 groundballs per game and won 18 of 26 face-offs.
Lynchburg vs. Virginia Wesleyan (20-10)
Lynchburg dominated every quarter of the game this Saturday against Virginia Wesleyan with a 10-point win. Lynchburg started the game scoring six goals throughout the first quarter, only allowing two goals from Va. Wesleyan. Lynchburg continued to outscore their opponent and added seven more goals onto the scoreboard during the second quarter for a 13-3 lead going into halftime. Virginia Wesleyan picked up the pace during the second half, scoring three goals in the third quarter and four goals in the fourth quarter. However, it was not enough to catch up to the Hornets’ lead. Lynchburg scored three goals in the third quarter and four goals in the fourth quarter for a total of 20 points. The game ended with a 20-10 Hornet victory. Joe Lisicky (41st Overall) did not see any playing time against Va. Wesleyan.
UMass vs. #17 Drexel (14-15)
UMass suffered another loss this weekend against Drexel, giving the Minutemen a three-game losing streak. Drexel scored a goal early in the first quarter and added another minutes later for a 2-0 lead. UMass was able to add on two goals before the end of the first quarter, making it a 2-2 tie game. Both teams fought hard in the second quarter scoring five goals each. Neither team managed to take the lead and ended the first half in a 7-7 tie. Coming out of halftime, both teams struggled again to take the lead throughout the third quarter. Drexel was able to pull through at the end of the quarter for a one-point lead. Drexel lost their 12-11 lead early in the final quarter, but gained it right back and kept it for the remaining minutes of the game. Both teams tallied three more goals during the fourth qaurter, leaving Drexel on top for a 15-14 win over the Minutemen. Colin Fleming (49th Overall) ended the game with one groundball.