Roundup: Drenner Propels Towson Past Georgetown
TOWSON, Md. — Ryan Drenner broke out in a big way for Towson on Saturday, scoring four goals and adding three assists as the No. 13-ranked Tigers defeated No. 14 Georgetown 10-7 at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Towson is 3-0 for the first time since 2005, thanks to its punishingly patient defense and to Drenner. The Hoyas (0-2) had no answer for the sophomore attackman, who scored three goals in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers to a 4-1 lead, then added a goal and an assist early in the second quarter to put Georgetown in a five-goal hole from which it never could recover.
The Hoyas scored the last three goals of the second quarter to close within 6-4 at halftime, and it was 7-5 after the third quarter. But Towson pulled away with consecutive extra-man goals. Joe Seider scored on the tail end of a 30-second timer-on situation with 3:57 left to put the Tigers ahead 10-5.
Georgetown scored twice in the last two minutes for the final margin. Freshman attackman Daniel Bucaro led the Hoyas with three goals.
Both goalies played well. Towson's Tyler White made 11 saves. Georgetown's Nick Marrocco finished with 15.
Froccaro Nets Eight for Villanova
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Princeton transfer Jake Froccaro scored eight goals on nine shots and Luke Palmadesso went 22-for-27 on faceoffs in Villanova's 19-9 win at No. 16 Penn State.
Villanova posted their largest margin of victory over an opponent dating back to a 17-7 win in 2012 against Lehigh.
"It was almost make it take it," Villanova coach Mike Corrado said. "We had a lot of offensive opportunity and we got on a little bit of a roll. We'd score, we'd win a faceoff, and we were able to get on two or three runs in that opened the game up. I thought our guys shot well and our shot selection was better than it was against Harvard last week."
The Wildcats improve to 1-1. Penn State (3-1) drops its first game of the season.
Foote's OT Goal Sends Colgate Past Bucknell
HAMILTON, N.Y. — Senior midfielder Eric Foote scored with 2:14 remaining in overtime to lift Colgate to an 11-10 victory over visiting Bucknell in the Patriot League opener for both teams Saturday.
The Raiders (2-1) won their second straight game to rebound from a surprising season-opening loss to Michigan, handing the Bison (3-1) their first loss of the season. Sophomore attackman Anthony Abbadessa scored three of his game-high four goals during Colgate's 6-1 run bridging the second and third quarters, which allowed the Raiders to erase an early four-goal deficit.
Sophomore attackman Chase Wittich scored with 10 seconds left in the third quarter and then again a little more than a minute into the fourth quarter to put Colgate ahead 10-8. Bucknell answered with goals from senior midfielder Thomas Flibotte and sophomore attackman Will Sands to tie the game at 10 with 10:25 remaining. It stayed that way until overtime, thanks largely to Bison sophomore goalie Brac McKee, who made 13 second-half saves in relief of freshman Christian Klipstein.
Blaine Fleming notched an assist in Marquette's 7-2 win at Richmond. (Brian McWalters/Richmond Athletics)
Marquette Shuts Down Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. — Two of the stingiest defenses in Division I men's lacrosse lived up to their reputations Saturday, as No. 18 Marquette defeated host Richmond 7-2. The Golden Eagles (2-0) shut out the Spiders (3-1) for the first 36 minutes, 45 seconds, and held Richmond star midfielder Mitch Goldberg scoreless for the first time in 27 games.
Ryan McNamara and John Wagner scored two goals apiece for Marquette. Dan Ginestro scored both goals for the Spiders, both assisted by Teddy Hatfield.
Oakes, Albany Offense Awaken in Rout of Drexel
ALBANY, N.Y. — Limited to seven goals in a season-opening loss at Syracuse, Albany looked more like itself Saturday, returning to its high-scoring ways in a 20-14 win over visiting Drexel. The 17th-ranked Great Danes got six goals and two assists from redshirt junior attackman Seth Oakes, busting open a 13-13 tie with a dominant fourth quarter.
Freshman Matthew Varian pulled Drexel (0-2) within two at 16-14 with 9:07 remaining. But Albany (1-1) scored four unanswered goals in the final 7:49 to put the game away.
The Great Danes outshot the Dragons 60-38, bolstered by a 26-for-38 performance by freshman faceoff specialist Zach Ornstein.
Toomey Picks Up 100th Win
BALTIMORE — Loyola coach Charley Toomey earned his 100th win at the helm of the Greyhounds program as Loyola defeated visiting Lafayette 12-8 to open Patriot League play.
Zach Herreweyers and Pat Spencer combined for six goals and four assists to lead the six-ranked Greyhounds' offensive effort, while Romar Dennis and Jay Drapeau each scored twice.
Toomey, who became Loyola's head coach in 2006, is the second coach in Loyola history to win 100 or more games, following his college coach, Dave Cottle who was 181-70 from 1983-2001.
The Big Three Roll
The top three teams in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine rankingsi, No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 Denver and No. 3 Duke, cruised to wins.
The Irish (3-0) beat Detroit 14-5. Matt Kavanagh was back in the Notre Dame lineup, scoring a goal with two assists, after not playing Wednesday night against Bellarmine. Mikey Wynne scored six.
Denver (3-0) downed Sacred Heart 18-7. Duke (3-1) was tied with Jacksonville at 1 early in the second quarter, but opened up things with 7-2 second-quarter and won on the road 18-5. Jacksonville is 2-2.
LeClair, Thistle Sizzle in High Point Win
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Coming off of a huge win Tuesday at No. 10-ranked Virginia, High Point did not suffer a letdown Saturday at Robert Morris. Junior Michael LeClair and senior Matt Thistle combined for 13 points in a 15-10 victory over the Colonials.
Freshman goalie Tim Troutner, who took over as High Point's starter last week against Maryland, made 12 saves — his third double-digit save performance in as many starts. Robert Morris (1-3) jumped out a 2-0 lead.
But the Panthers (2-3), playing their fifth game in 15 days, answered with a 7-1 run to take a lead they would not relinquish.
Lehigh Rallies Late to Beat Holy Cross
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Holy Cross might be winless, but for the second straight game the Crusaders forced a more highly regarded team to rally late to defeat them. Trailing 11-9 with 9:07 remaining, Lehigh finished on a three-goal run to escape with a 12-11 victory Saturday in the Patriot League opener for both teams. Billy Oppenheimer's second goal with 4:42 left proved to be the game-winner.
Freshman attackman Tristan Rai continued a sizzling start to his college career with three goals and two assists. The Edmonton, Alberta, native is averaging four goals per game for the Mountain Hawks (3-1).
Holy Cross fell to 0-4 despite a four-goal performance from Marc Buermann, who scored twice during a four-goal run bridging the third and fourth quarters to give the Crusaders the late two-goal lead. The run also included a buzzer-beater by Jon Vogel with two seconds remaining the third quarter. Holy Cross was coming off of a double-overtime loss Tuesday at No. 20-ranked Harvard.
Hampton Falls in Second Game
GREENVILE, Pa. — Hampton dropped its second game of the season 21-5 at Division III Thiel. The Pirates are the first NCAA Division I men’s team from a historically black college or university. Tim O’Shea scored seven goals for Thiel (1-1). D.J. Kidd and Alex Hudson scored two apiece for Hampton.
Cornell Edges Hobart
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