This week marked the ninth 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. Lehigh (10-13)
Colgate put up a fight this week against Lehigh but suffered their fourth loss at Goodman Park in Bethlehem, Penn. on Saturday. Lehigh began the first five minutes of the first quarter strong with a two-point lead and kept their lead for most of the quarter. The Raiders ended the first quarter trailing by one point with a score of 4-3. Peter Baum (1st Overall) scored the first goal of the second quarter off an assist from Robert Grabher seconds after the face-off. Baum and Ryan Walsh scored two more goals giving Colgate the first lead of the game. The Raiders were only able to hold onto their 6-4 lead for a short amount of time before Lehigh attackmen Patrick Corbett and Dante Fantoni brought Lehigh back up 7-6 to end the second quarter. The score during the third quarter remained tight with an 8-7 Lehigh lead, but it was Baum who scored the final goal of the quarter for an 8-8 tie game. Tensions were high going into the final quarter and Lehigh pushed hard for the victory. Lehigh scored five goals in the last quarter giving them the majority lead and the win. Baum ended the game as Colgate’s leading scorer with four goals, one groundball and one caused turnover. As the team’s leading scorer, Baum has 30 goals and 41 points for the season.
Week 8:Colgate vs. Army (4-10): Baum had two groundballs and one caused turnover. Baum was named a 2013 finalist for the Senior CLASS award.
# 12 Ohio State vs. Hobart (10-6)
Ohio State came out on top this week at home against Hobart with the help of Logan Schuss (11th Overall), Dominique Alexander (33rd Overall) and Kevin Mack (57th Overall). The first quarter started off slow with 0-0 score. Hobart scored the first goal of the game in the second quarter, but the Buckeyes soon gained control with goals from Carter Brown, Schuss and Jesse King. OSU ended the second quarter leading 3-1. In the third quarter, OSU was stronger than ever scoring five goals, giving the Buckeyes a six-point lead. Hobart was only able to score one goal in the third quarter with the help of OSU goalie Scott Spencer’s three saves. Mack scored his first goal of the game and of the season with an assist from Schuss. Hobart tried their hardest to take the lead in the fourth quarter after scoring four goals, but couldn’t pull through due to OSU freshman Brown’s hat trick, ending the game 10-6. Schuss ended the game with one goal, four assists and two groundballs and continues to lead the Buckeyes with 22 goals and 36 points. Schuss is now the third Buckeye to reach more than 200 career points with a total of 201. Alexander had another game-high of four groundballs, in addition to one assist and one caused turnover. Mack ended with one goal, his first of the season.
Week 8:Ohio State vs. Loyola-Maryland (4-9): Schuss had one goal, two groundballs and one caused turnover; Alexander had one groundball; Mack saw time on the field.
#6 UNC vs. #19 Virginia (10-7)
UNC defeated Virginia on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. with the help of the game’s leading scorer Marcus Holman (12th Overall). UNC’s Joey Sankey started the game with the first goal, followed by two goals from Holman and one goal from Chad Tutton, giving the Tar Heels an early 4-0 lead. Within the last three minutes of the first quarter, Virginia’s Nick O’Reilly and Mark Cockerton fought back and scored three goals, ending the first quarter with a 4-3 score, UNC. There was no change in the score for the majority of the second quarter. Tutton scored his second goal of the game with an assist from Holman. Shortly after, Holman scored his third goalwith seconds left of the first half and kept the Tar Heels 6-4 lead. Coming back from half time, UNC added two more goals to the scoreboard from Davey Emala and Jimmy Bitter with an assist from Holman. Virginia scored one goal to end the quarter with UNC leading 8-5. The Tar Heels kept their lead throughout the final quarter adding on two more goals to end the game with ten goals and a final score of 10-7. Holman ended the game with three goals and three assists, giving him a season total of 27 goals and 53 points. Holman leads the team with 27 assists.
Week 8: #7 UNC vs. #10 Johns Hopkins (11-10 OT), #7 UNC vs. #20 Brown (18-12): Holman had two goals, two assists and one groundball against Johns Hopkins and two goals, six assists and seven groundballs against Brown.
#3 Denver vs. Bellarmine (11-10 2OT)
The Denver Pioneers defeated the Bellarmine Knights by one goal in an exciting match that went into double overtime. Chase Carraro (13th Overall) started the game with a face-off win against David Herring. Denver’s Wesley Berg scored the first goal of the game with five minutes left in the first quarter, giving Denver a late lead. Michael Ward from Bellarmine came back with a goal putting the Knights on the scoreboard, making it a tie game. The first quarter ended with another Pioneer goal with seconds remaining giving Denver a 2-1 lead. Carraro opened up the competitive second quarter with another face-off win against Herring. The second quarter rocked the scoreboard with three goals from Bellarmine and two goals from Denver for a tie game. Carraro attempted one more shot on goal before halftime, but it was saved by Bellarmine goalie Dillon Ward and ended the first half in a 4-4 tie. Lance Robinson of Bellarmine scored two goals to catch up to Denver, ending the third quarter in another tie. Bellarmine scored early in the fourth quarter and continued to dominate for the final minutes of the game. Cameron Flint scored another goal for Denver with two and a half minutes to play for a 10-10 tie that ended the quarter. No goals were scored in the game’s first overtime. Eric Law scored the game-winning goal for the Pioneers for an 11-10 win.
Week 8:#4 Denver vs. Air Force (11-10 Postponed), #4 Denver vs. Hobart (14-5): Carraro won six of eight face-offs and collected three groundballs against Air Force and won 15 of 21 face-offs and had one goal and eight groundballs against Hobart.
Lynchburg vs. Roanoke College (8-9)
Lynchburg suffered their third loss of the season in a tough battle at home against Roanoke College on Saturday. The Hornets scored the first goal of the game early in the first quarter, but Roanoke came back with three goals to lead the first quarter 3-1. The second quarter was a high-scoring quarter for both teams with five goals each, allowing Roanoke to keep their two-point lead and ending the first half 8-6. Lynchburg tied-up the score halfway through the third quarter, but Roanoke was able to pull away again for a one-point lead to end the quarter. Going into the final quarter, Roanoke was up 9-8, but the Hornets could not pull through to score against the Maroons. There were no goals scored in the fourth quarter, giving Roanoke the victory. Joe Lisicky (41st Overall) did not see any playing time against Roanoke.
Week 8:Lynchburg vs. Stevenson (11-12 OT), Lynchburg vs. Washington and Lee (9-8): Lisicky did not see any playing time against these teams.
UMass vs. Towson (5-9)
University of Massachusetts suffered a four-point loss to the Towson Tigers on Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The game started off slow with a 0-0 score for the entire first quarter. Cory Dobyns from Towson scored the first goal of the game early in the second quarter. UMass’ Kyle Smith scored the Minutemen’s first goal for a 1-1 tie game. With a minute and a half left of the first half, Towson scored another goal for a 2-1 lead going into the second half. Towson dominated the third quarter and scored four goals, allowing them to keep their lead. UMass was only able to score one goal at the end of the quarter for a score of 6-2. UMass fought back hard in the last half of the final quarter, but it was too late to pass the Tigers. Colin Fleming (49th Overall) scored the last goal for UMass, but the game ended with a 9-5 Tiger victory. Fleming had one goal and one groundball to end the game and tallied his first goal of the season.
Week 8: UMass vs. St. Joseph’s (6-7): Fleming attempted four shots on goal, but was not able to score any goals.