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College Crosse Roundup: No Upsets For Today

The expected favorites all came out with tough Ws.

2011 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship - Championship Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

All five games were pretty good matchups, but without any solid upsets (unless you want to count Princeton beating Marist as an upset although they were the favorite according to Lax Vegas Lines).

Below is the Big Board with all of today’s results, box scores, and winning team recaps. Clicking on any box score will take you to that game’s box score. Clicking on the recap cell will take you to that team’s recap. We also included the next game for everyone who played today in the last column. Let’s go to the Big Board!!

Big Board Scores For February 21, 2017

Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Monmouth 10, Wagner 8 Monmouth Recap Monmouth (2-1): @ Delaware (2/25); Wagner (1-2): @ Rutgers (2/28)
Richmond 10, Mount St. Mary's 7 Richmond Recap Richmond (3-0): vs. Marquette (2/25); Mount St. Mary's (0-3): vs. Furman (2/26)
Harvard 12, Holy Cross 9 Harvard Recap Harvard (2-0): vs. UMass (2/25); Holy Cross (0-2): vs. Lehigh (2/25)
Princeton 10, Marist 6 Princeton Recap Princeton (2-0): vs. Hofstra (2/25); Marist (2-1): @ Binghamton (2/25)
Virginia 20, Siena 13 Virginia Recap Virginia (3-0): @ Penn (2/25); Siena (0-3): @ UMass Lowell (2/25)

Game Recaps

Monmouth 10, Wagner 8: The Hawks got off to an early 4-0 start and eventually held on for their second win of the season. In the second and third quarters, Monmouth combined for just one goal, before scoring four in the final frame. Tyler Keen had a hat-trick for the Hawks, while Bryce Wasserman recorded a goal and three assists. Nick Hreshko made six saves in the win.

For the Seahawks, Andrew Streilein had a hat-trick, and goaltender Matt Sefcik made 10 saves.

Richmond 10, Mount St. Mary’s 7: The Spiders had a tough time with the Mountaineers, but eventually pulled away with a 5-2 fourth quarter en route to a three-goal win. Ryan Lee had another hat-trick, and Teddy Hatfield scored two goals along with an assist. Benny Pugh made eight saves, but Peter Moran went 13-of-20 from the face-off X in the victory.

Brendan McCarthy had three goals and an assist in the loss for the Mountaineers, while Chris DiPretoro had a pair of goals. At least Mount St. Mary’s got above five goals this game!

Harvard 12, Holy Cross 9: The Crimson also had a tough time with the Crusaders in the second and fourth quarters, but they held on for the three-goal win. Morgan Cheek led the way with three goals and two assists, while Nigel Andrews and La Salle College High School product Sean Coleman each had two goals. Robert Shaw made nine saves.

Holy Cross was spearheaded by two goal performances from Kevin Lux, Matthew Fischetti, and Jack Ortlieb, while Jonathan Tesoro made nine saves. The Crusaders barely won the face-off battle against James Sullivan, 13-12. That’s something Harvard needs to work on, as Sullivan was one of the top FOGO prospects entering last season. He needs to turn the page very soon if he wants to live up to his potential.

Princeton 10, Marist 6: The Tigers went on a 6-0 run from the end of the first quarter up until midway through the third, and also scored seven of eight goals in a span of 30:55 of game time. Gavin McBride had a hat-trick and two assists, while Zach Currier also had a hat-trick to go with an assist. Freshman Michael Sowers had a pair of goals and three assists, and Tyler Blaisdell made 13 saves. But the biggest contributors may have come from the shortstick defensive midfielder position, as J.T. Caputo and Chase Williams filled in for a short SSDM staff and each recorded two caused turnovers. Overall, the Tigers caused 13 turnovers to Marist’s four.

On the Red Foxes’ end, Gannon Morrison and Michael Smith each had a pair of goals, while J.D. Recor was limited to just three assists. Brian Corrigan did make 10 stops in the loss, and Marist went 14-of-19 in the face-off department, including 11-of-12 from Peyton Smith.

Virginia 20, Siena 13: The Cavaliers’ offense is still explosive, as they cruised by the Saints in the first ever meeting between the two teams. Attackman Zed Williams led the way with four goals and two assists, while freshman Michael Kraus had a hat-trick and a trio of assists as well. Joe French had a hat-trick and an assist coming off the bench for the Wahoos, and Cooper Fersen caused three turnovers. Will Railey made 13 saves.

For Siena, Chris Robertson and Eric Munn each had hat-tricks, but Robertson turned the ball over a game-high five times. The face-off battle was even at 19 wins apiece for both teams, but Virginia dominated in shots (52-42) and in ground balls (60-44). I am already gushing over their matchup on Saturday against Penn. Also, there was no Michael Howard for the Cavaliers in their win against the Saints.

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