Below is today’s Big Board. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game. Cells with $$ signs in them indicate streams that require a subscription or a pay wall. Everything else should be free or on your basic ESPN plan. Let’s go to the Big Board!!
Air Force @ Marquette: Easily the game of the small day, as both teams are on the cusp of reaching the top 20 this season. It’s also a big nonconference showdown, as it could possibly mean something come May. Air Force is 6-3 on the season, with a good win over Duke to start the season, but haven’t had one since. They lost to Denver and BU, and also got beat by Marist. Chris Walsch leads the team with 23 goals and 32 points, while Nick Hruby and Grant Gould are other contributors on offense. Paxton Boyer struggled in goal against Jacksonville on Saturday and was replaced by Mitch Rose. Will he get the start in goal today?
For Marquette, they’re 4-2 with losses coming against Ohio State and Richmond, which aren’t too shabby. Like Air Force, they’re coming off a one-goal victory over the weekend, as they defeated Georgetown in their Big East opener, thanks to Joe Dunn’s four goals. It’s a very balanced offense, with Ryan McNamara and Andy DeMichiei the only two players with double-digit point figures at 14 and 11 respectively. Cole Blazer is a stud in goal with a 64.7% save percentage, good for second in the nation. They need a win here, as their best win to date is probably Robert Morris.
Binghamton @ Canisius: The Bearcats have been one of the biggest surprises this season, as they’re 6-1 and gaining votes in polls every week. They’re coming off an 8-5 win over Vermont, thanks to Garrett Waldron’s four caused turnovers and four grounds balls, en route to being named the America East’s Defensive Player of the Week. Tom Moore’s 22 goals and 16 assists catalyzes their offense. Canisius has alternated wins and losses since a shutout by Denver. They just edged Manhattan by two on Saturday, with Connor Kearnan and Jeff Edwards leading the way offensively.
Mount St. Mary’s @ VMI: Mount’s two-game winning streak ended with an overtime loss to Robert Morris on Saturday. Sophomore Chris DiPretoro has led the Mountaineers offensively the past three games and leads the team with 15 goals and 18 points on the year. Meanwhile, VMI has one win, a one-goal victory over NJIT, and is looking for an upset today. Chris Spada and Brad Nardella hope to get that second win.
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