Princeton delivered a reality check to all Philadelphia
bloggers OBJECTIVE JOURNALISTS this afternoon as they took Hopkins apart 18-7 on a cold day in New Jersey. While in Wisconsin Detroit and Ohio State won on the first day of the Midwest Lacrosse Classic at Marquette University.
The final horn on Princeton’s record-setting 18-7 win over No. 3 Johns Hopkins Friday pic.twitter.com/o7uFbFYbtP— Princeton Lacrosse (@TigerLacrosse) March 3, 2017
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.
College Crosse Recaps.
Bellarmine vs. Detroit: The Titans’ Seth Mendell went off today as he bagged 6 goals to help lead Detroit to the 13-10 win over Bellarmine. The Knights sprinted out to 5-1 lead after one quarter, but Bellarmine was able to battle back to within 1 point (8-7) with 6 minutes to play in the 3rd. However, Detroit then went on a 5-3 run the rest of the way for the win.
Detroit’s Matthew Vangalen had a very good game, as he finished with 5 points (3 Gs & 2 As), while his teammates Alex Jarzembowski and Ben Gjokaj combined to win 18 of 27 face-offs. Bellarmine’s Jack Perkins (3 Gs) and Andrew Schoeneck (1 G & 3 As) played well for the Knights, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the early hole.
This was somewhat of a chippy game as both teams combined for 15 EMOs; Detroit capitalized on 5 goals out of 10 chances, while Bellarmine scored 2 goals on 5 EMOs.
Princeton vs. Hopkins: The Tigers absolutely smashed Hop today. Aided by a 10-0 run that stretched from 10:04 in the second quarter to 8:00 left in the 3rd quarter, Princeton completely ran Hop off the field. Princeton’s Austin Sims was unstoppable, as he finished with 7 points (6 Gs & 1 A). Additionally, Zach Currier was all over field as he won 15 of 19 face-offs, picked up 10 GBs, and assisted on 3 Princeton goals.
Tough day in goal for Hop’s Gerald Logan who only had 5 saves and allowed in 14 goals before he was pulled early in the 3rd quarter. Hop’s EMO unit was held scoreless in 4 opportunities. Princeton’s Tyler Blaisdell had a great day in goal, with 16 saves.
Ohio State vs. Marquette: OSU used a 9-0 run to power over Marqutte 12-6. Tre Leclaire had a big night for the Buckeyes with 3 goals. The OSU defense limited Marquette to only 1 second half goal after the game was tied 5-5 at halftime. Ohio State is now 5-0 to start the season for the first time since 1966.
Coach Amplo credits OSU’s strong midfield for their win over the Golden Eagles.
The game was won tonight by Ohio State at midfield, says Joe Amplo following Friday's home opener. pic.twitter.com/OhkxBYbr0f— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteMLax) March 4, 2017
Here is a highlight reel of Marquette’s goals from their game versus OSU tonight.
Hit those books!
#LaxTwitter had a lot of fun today during the Princeton vs. Hop game.
"Hopkins is losing to Princeton 16-4" pic.twitter.com/upfFaq9ahx— Dan Aburn (@danaburn2423) March 3, 2017
Hopkins is getting quadrupled up by Princeton https://t.co/bjhtwNJAtM— Ryan McDonnell (@RyanMcD29) March 3, 2017
Just turned on the Hopkins-Princeton game and pic.twitter.com/HKGZIfTKKa— Mike Althouse (@USNA86) March 3, 2017
Anyone watching the Princeton game, I would normally call it the Hopkins game but they're getting smoked— James Bond (@jimmyout) March 3, 2017
The important thing to remember is that I called Princeton my sleeper back in December.