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NCAA Men's Lacrosse Week #3 Recap

February 25, 2013
This week marked the third 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.

In addition to the winning weekend, five of the eight players drafted by the Ohio Machine in the 2013 Collegiate Draft were named to the 2013 Tewaaraton Watch List - Peter Baum (Colgate), Chase Carraro (Denver), Marcus Holman (UNC), Joe Lisicky (Lynchburg) and Logan Schuss (Ohio State). 

#5 UMass vs. Harvard (8-6)

With help of seven University of Massachusetts players, the Minutemen secured their second win of the season over Harvard, 8-6. Junior Matt Whippen led the Minutemen with two goals and the remaining six goals being recorded by six different players. Whippen opened the game up by putting UMass on the board with one of his two goals of the night followed by an unassisted goal from Grant Whiteway. Harvard answered UMass’ two goals with two of its own from Jack Walker and Alex White to tie it up 2-2 heading into the second quarter. UMass started to pull away with four-unanswered goals and the Minutemen went into halftime leading Harvard 6-2. During the second half, the two teams traded goals, including two more from Harvard’s White to put his tally at three goals before UMass took a three-goal lead with Whippen’s second goal of the night. Harvard tried to rally with a goal of its own by Henry Mumford but couldn’t come back and UMass won 8-6. UMass senior Colin Fleming (49th Overall) did not see any action.

#10 Colgate vs. Dartmouth (13-10)

With its 13-10 win over Dartmouth, #10 Colgate has started its season 3-0 for the first time in 20 years. Senior attackman Peter Baum (1st Overall) became the Patriot League’s all-time scorer on Saturday with his four goals during the game, making his career total 139. Baum also recorded his 29th career hat trick to continue his DI active lead for hat tricks. During the first half of the game, Dartmouth led Colgate twice with two-goal leads at 3-1 and 4-2 but was quickly answered by Colgate with the help of two Baum goals and a goal from junior midfielder Jimmy Ryan in the second quarter. With three-straight goals from Colgate, the team went into halftime leading 5-4. Colgate entered the second half with three more unanswered goals from junior attackman Brendan McCann and sophomore Matt Clarkson to continue Colgate’s lead at 8-4. At the end of the third, Colgate led 10-6 and didn’t give up its lead to win 13-10 over Dartmouth. Colgate outshot Dartmouth 47-35 and was favored in face-offs at 14-11. Baum received the honor of Patriot League's Offensive Player of the Week for his record-breaking game. 

#11 Denver vs. #8 Lehigh (18-10)

University of Denver overcame a halftime deficit of 7-6 deficit against Lehigh to beat the Mountain Hawks 18-10. Entering into the second half, the Pioneers answered the 7-6 deficit with back-to-back goals from sophomore Wes Berg and junior Jeremy Noble to take an 8-7 lead but was answered with a goal from Lehigh to tie it up at eight. With 5:51 left in the third, Berg found the net again along with senior Cameron Flint to take the lead at 10-8. The third quarter ended with the Pioneers leading 11-9. Denver powered through the fourth quarter with four-unanswered goals before Lehigh scored its last goal of the game by Kurtis Kaunas. The Pioneers finished out the game with three more goals to make it 18-10 for the win. Freshman Gordie Koerber and senior Eric Law tallied four and three goals, respectively, during the Pioneers second win of the season. Chase Carraro (13th Overall) was injured last week against Penn State and did not see any action against Lehigh.

#12 North Carolina vs. #15 Fairfield (10-9)

With the help of solo captain Marcus Holman (12th Overall) and his five goals and one assist, #12 University of North Carolina overcame #15 Fairfield in a 10-9 win. UNC was down 7-3 after five goals from Fairfield gave them a four-goal lead over the Tar Heels in the third. But UNC answer with three-straight goals in just 30 seconds from Joey Sankey, Holman and Jimmy Bitter to cut the deficit to one. With a goal by Fairfield’s Tristan Sperry, the Stags’ lead remained at two but in the fourth was diminished. Chad Tutton, Holman and Sankey helped the Tar Heels take over the lead half way through the fourth to make the score 9-8 with 8:48 left in the game. Fairfield tied the game nine all with a man-up goal by Nick Guida. With 5:47 left in the game, Holman scored the eventual game-winning goal and his fifth of the day to make it 10-9. The Tar Heels defense held the game at 10-9 even with Fairfield holding majority of the remaining 5:46 possession. Marcus Holman leads UNC with nine goals and eight assists for a total of 17 points so far in only three games.

#17 Ohio State vs. Marquette (18-8)

Ohio State extends its season record to 3-0 with an 18-8 win over Marquette in front of a sold-out crowd at home. Freshman Carter Brown and sophomore Jesse King had a total of seven goals and six assists to help Ohio State hand Marquette its first loss of the season. Ohio State ended the first quarter 3-2 with help from Turner Evans and Adam Trombley followed by goals to start the second quarter off from King and Dan Wertz to give the Buckeyes a 5-2 lead. After trading goals in the second quarter, Ohio State began a three-goal run with goals by Logan Schuss (11th Overall) and Brown to make it 10-4 but was answered by a goal from Marquette’s Bryan Dadolato to make it 10-5 heading into the half. Ohio State increased its goal lead to eight at the end of the third with goals from Brown, senior Nick Liddil, freshman Tyler Pfister and King. To close out the game in the fourth quarter, Ohio State took a 12-goal lead answered by two goals from Marquette to end the game 18-8 for the Buckeyes. Ohio State seniors Dominique Alexander (33rd Overall) and Kevin Mack (57th Overall) added one groundball each to their career totals of 51 and 62, respectively. Schuss leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals and 15 points during the 2013 season and has extended his point streak to 48 games. 

#9 Lynchburg vs. Franklin and Marshall College (6-4)

DIII’s Lynchburg extended its season to 2-0 with a come-from-behind win over Franklin and Marshall College. The Diplomats’ Tristan Miller scored the only goal of the first quarter to make it 1-0 FMC and followed up with the first goal of the second quarter. Lynchburg answered with two goals from Pat Ohrem and Derek Sweet to tie the game at two all. Diplomats gathered a one-goal lead when Miller finished his hat trick with 12 seconds left before the half. After tying the game 3-3 in the third quarter, Lynchburg scored three-straight goals in the fourth from Campbell Armstrong, Ohrem and Austin Stewart that eventually gave the Hornets its second win of the season. DIII Preseason Player of the Year Joe Lisicky (41st Overall) still has not seen the field for Lynchburg due to injury.