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NCAA Men's Lacrosse Week #6 Recap

March 19, 2013
This week marked the sixth 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. Binghamton (10-7) & Colgate vs. Michigan (10-7)

Colgate started out its second consecutive two-game week on Tuesday with a 12-5 win over Binghamton. With help from senior attackman Peter Baum (1st Overall), the Raiders expanded their season to 5-2. Binghamton started the game off first with a goal but was answered by the first two of six Baum goals of the day. His first goal of the game broke Colgate’s all-time scoring record set in the 90s. Colgate’s Ryan Walsh closed out the first quarter with a goal to give the Raiders a 3-1 lead. Colgate continued adding to their lead with two more goals before Binghamton scored their second of the game to make it 5-2. Before heading into the half, Colgate added one more goal to give them a 6-2 lead. Baum closed out his first hat trick of the night to open up the second half followed by another goal to give the Raiders a six-goal lead. The third quarter saw two more goals from Baum and Walsh, as well as a goal from Binghamton’s Matt Springer, to make the score 10-3.  Both teams traded goals throughout the fourth quarter and Colgate finished the night 12-5. After the game on Tuesday, Baum is now the all-time leading scorer for Colgate with 205 total points.

Colgate followed up its first win of the week with a second win over Michigan, 10-7. Baum and Walsh helped Colgate again win its third straight game. Colgate and Michigan began the game trading goals to make it even at 3-3 half way through the second quarter. With only seven minutes left in the first half, Colgate began to pull away with three unanswered goals from Brendon McCann, Baum and Walsh to lead Colgate into the half 6-3. Colgate didn’t let up on Michigan with both trading goals throughout the second half. Colgate ended the game winning 10-7. Baum tallied three goals and two assists for a total of five points during this game. He also ended the week with nine goals and two assists for a total of 11 points to keep him as Colgate’s all-time leading scorer with 210 points.

#12 Ohio State vs. #11 Virginia (11-10)

Ohio State bounced back after a tough loss the week before by beating University of Virginia 11-10 on the road for the first time; the Buckeyes are now 5-1 on the season. Virginia was the first on the board with two unassisted goals from Nick O’Reily and dominated the first quarter leading 4-2 heading into the second. Ohio State quickly answered Virginia’s lead with three goals of its own to take a 5-4 lead with a little over a minute left until the half. Virginia’s Mark Cockerton tied it up at 5-5 and looked to go into halftime tied up but Ohio State’s Tyler Pfister scored with 12 seconds left to give the Buckeyes the 6-5 lead at the half. Coming out of the half, Logan Schuss (11th Overall) gave the Buckeyes a 7-5 lead with his first goal of the game but within four minutes was answered by two goals from Virginia to tie the game 7-7. Eight seconds after Virginia tied the game, Carter Brown gave the Buckeyes the lead again but was only held for a few minutes before the game was tied 8-8. With just a little over five minutes remaining in the third, Ohio State’s David Planning and Schuss scored to give them a 10-8 lead into the fourth quarter. But Virginia wasn't giving up and tied the game up with less than two minutes left, looking to force overtime. But Ohio State’s Dominique Alexander (33rd Overall) scored the final and game winning goal to give the Buckeyes the 11-10 win. Schuss ended the game with two goals for two points, Alexander closed out with one goal and Kevin Mack (57th Overall) tallied one groundball and one caused turnover. Schuss currently leads the Buckeyes with 23 points and 16 goals, as well as extended his point streak to 51 games.

#8 UNC vs. #17 Duke (8-11)

UNC was handed its third loss of the year by Duke who extended its winning streak over the Tar Heels to five games. UNC and Duke went back and forth with goals throughout the first quarter, including Marcus Holman’s (12th Overall) two goals of the night. But Duke scored the final goal of the first with only 40 seconds left to give them a 4-3 lead. Duke continued to add to their lead with four additional goals in the second quarter to UNC’s one from Chad Tutton. UNC went into halftime with a four-goal deficit but closed that to only one in the third, scoring the only three goals of the third quarter to make it 8-7, Duke. Even with the hard fight in the third quarter, UNC was unable to come back all the way and lost to Duke, 11-8. Holman led the Tar Heels with two goals and two assists for four points.

#3 Denver vs. #4 Notre Dame (12-13)

Denver suffered its second loss of the season after a tough overtime defeat to Notre Dame, 13-12. Denver and Notre Dame started out the first quarter trading goals and having a tied game going into the second, 3-3. Denver began to dominate the second quarter, with three goals to Notre Dame’s one, to give the Pioneers a 6-4 lead going into the half. Notre Dame closed the gap when they tied it up 8-8 with four minutes left in the third. Denver fought back for the lead with only 16 seconds left when Gordie Koerber scored for a 9-8 Pioneers' lead. Notre Dame and Denver continued to fight back and forth when Denver’s Eric Law scored with two and a half minutes to go to give the Pioneers a 12-10 lead. In less than two minutes, Notre Dame scored two goals from Stever Murphy and Sean Rogers to force overtime with Denver. Denver and Notre Dame kept the score 12-12 throughout overtime but was broken when Notre Dame’s Jim Marlatt scored an unassisted goal in final three minutes to give Notre Dame its fourth win of the season. Denver’s Chase Carraro (13th Overall) was back on the field after suffering a injury earlier in the season, winning 8 of 22 face-offs and collecting three groundballs.

#9 Lynchburg vs McDaniel (DIII)

In another two-game week, Lynchburg started it out strong with a 5-4 win over McDaniel. In the low-scoring game, Lynchburg led McDaniel 3-1 at the half after goals from Max Voumard and Pat Ohrem were put on the board but not until the second quarter. McDaniel answered the two-goal deficit in the third quarter and kept it at 3-2 until the final minute of the quarter when Lynchburg’s Voumard completed his third hat trick of the season. McDaniel tied it up in the last six minutes of the game on goals from Michael Woglom and Jason Lawrence. But Lynchburg shored up its win with the final goal of the game to give them their fifth win of the season.

Lynchburg continued its winning streak, taking on Guilford and winning 25-6. Sixteen Lynchburg players scored a goal on Saturday, including three players with hat tricks. Lynchburg opened up the first quarter with three goals before Guilford got on the board with a goal from Daniel Hughey. Lynchburg continued its goal-scoring streak with an additional six goals to close out the first quarter 9-2. With six more goals in the second quarter, Lynchburg went into the half with Austin Stewart’s hat trick under their belts and leading 15-2. The scoring continued into the second half where Lynchburg scored 10 more goals to Guilford’s four to secure its 25-6 win. Lynchburg’s Joe Lisicky (41st Overall) did not see the field in either games due to an injury.

UMass vs. #19 Penn State (5-7)

In its conference opener, University of Massachusetts fell 7-5 to Penn State and suffered its fourth loss of the season. Saturday’s game saw the return of senior attackman Will Manny and senior midfielder Colin Fleming (49th Overall), both returning from injury. Heading into the half, UMass and Penn State were tied 3-3, including the first of three goals from UMass’ junior attackman Connor Mooney. In the third quarter, Mooney completed his hat trick with UMass’ only two goals of the second half, as well as the final ones of the game. Penn State pulled away in the fourth quarter from UMass securing their win at 7-5. In his first game since being injured, Fleming recorded eight shots.