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College Crosse Roundup: Notre Dame’s Big Second Half Beats Michigan; Denver Records First Shutout In Program History

The Big Ten is no longer undefeated. Rejoice.

NCAA Lacrosse: Semifinals - Denver Pioneers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Below is today’s 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.

Big Board Scores For February 26, 2017

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Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Furman 14, Mount St. Mary's 7 Furman Recap Furman (1-4): vs. Michigan (3/4); Mount St. Mary's (0-4): @ Bellarmine (3/11)
Air Force 16, Cleveland State 2 Air Force Recap Air Force (3-2): @ Boston University (3/4); Cleveland State (2-4): vs. Canisius (3/4)
Notre Dame 16, Michigan 5 Notre Dame Recap Notre Dame (2-0): vs. Maryland (3/4); Michigan (4-1): @ Mercer (3/2)
Denver 12, Canisius 0 Denver Recap Denver (4-0): vs. North Carolina (3/4); Canisius (1-2): @ Cleveland State (3/4)

Recaps

Notre Dame 16, Michigan 5: The Fighting Irish used a 9-1 second half to defeat the previously undefeated Wolverines at Arlotta Stadium. Mikey Wynne recorded a hat-trick, while Ryder Garnsey led all Irish scorers with four points (two goals and two assists). Fellow attackman Brendan Gleason and midfielders Pierre Byrne and Timmy Phillips each notched a pair of goals. Shane Doss made nine saves for the win.

The Wolverines were in the game for the first half, only trailing 7-4 at halftime. Brent Noseworthy had two goals, while Decker Curran, Mikie Schlosser, and BJ Mattheiss also scored goals. Ian King had two assists, and goaltender Tommy Heidt made 17 saves, and was a key reason why Michigan stayed close in the first half. But they did committ 12 of their 18 total turnovers in the first half. The Wolverines also went 17-of-23 on clears in the game and had at least one failed clear in each quarter. Notre Dame hosts Maryland in a big time early season matchup next weekend.

Denver 12, Canisius 0: The Pioneers recorded their first shutout in program history over the Golden Griffins in the final game of the two-day Pioneer Faceoff Classic. Colton McCaffrey, Jeremy Bosher, and Danny Logan each recorded two goals coming off the bench, which was another big day for Denver’s bench to log some valuable minutes. Connor Cannizzaro had three assists, and Austin French had two dishes. Cannizzaro, French, and Ethan Walker also added goals, while Alex Ready made five saves, and Trevor Baptiste went 11-of-14 from the face-off X.

For Canisius, Liam Ganzhorn had seven stops, while Connor Kearnan and Steven Coss led all Golden Griffins with two shots on goal. Denver hosts defending national champion North Carolina next weekend.

Furman 14, Mount St. Mary’s 7: The Paladins scored five goals in each of the first two quarters en route to doubling up the Mountaineers for their first win of the regular season. Lou Yovino had a hat-trick in the win, while David Williamson and William Holcomb added two goals of their own. Alex Van de Bovenkamp earned his first career win in net, as the freshman recorded eight saves, while FOGO Hil Blaze won 17 of his 25 face-off draws.

Bubba Johnson led Mount St. Mary’s with two goals, but Matt Vierheller gave up all 10 first half goals and made just five saves. Came Carpenter made six saves in the second half. Furman hopes to get their second win next weekend when they host Michigan.

Air Force 16, Cleveland State 2: Air Force improved to 3-2 on the season with a 16-2 win over newcomer Cleveland State. Chris Walsch and Grant Gould led the way with hat-tricks for the Falcons, while Andrew Tien, Matthew Schwartz, and Marcus Ward added with two goals each. Paxton Boyer made six saves in the win.

For Cleveland State, Brandon Ruditz and Gide Brockenbrough had the Vikings’ goals in the game, while Caleb Espinoza made 10 saves. The Falcons is at Boston University for their next game, while Cleveland State hosts Canisius.

What’s Next

No games on Monday, but there’ll be nine games on tap for Tuesday, including Bryant @ Boston University and Villanova @ Drexel.