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College Crosse Roundup: Penn, Penn State Hang On; Yale Continues To Skid

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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 March 7, 2017

Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Penn State 12, Furman 10 Penn State Recap Penn State (6-0): @ Harvard (3/11); Furman (1-6): vs. Bellarmine (3/18)
Georgetown 12, Robert Morris 7 Georgetown Recap Georgetown (1-4): @ Hobart (3/11); Robert Morris (4-2): vs. Marquette (3/11)
Wagner 11, VMI 8 Wagner Recap Wagner (3-3): vs. Hampton (3/10); VMI (1-3): @ Richmond (3/11)
Delaware 12, Manhattan 9 Delaware Recap Delaware (5-2): vs. Binghamton (3/11); Manhattan (2-4): vs. UMass Lowell (3/11)
Binghamton 10, Siena 5 Binghamton Recap Binghamton (3-1): @ Delaware (3/11); Siena (0-6): @ Bryant (3/14)
Villanova 17, Brown 15 Villanova Recap Villanova (2-4): vs. Bucknell (3/14); Brown (1-3): vs. Harvard (3/18)
Penn 11, Navy 9 Penn Recap Penn (3-1): @ Michigan (3/11); Navy (2-4): @ Lafayette (3/11)
Princeton 17, Quinnipiac 13 Princeton Recap Princeton (4-1): @ Rutgers (3/14); Quinnipiac (1-3): vs. Hartford (3/11)
UMass 11, Yale 9 UMass Recap UMass (1-4): vs. UMass Lowell (3/14); Yale (1-3): vs. Fairfield (3/11)

Notable Game Recaps

UMass 11, Yale 9: Reports of Yale’s demise have been greatly exaggerated on point. The back-to-back Ivy League champions are at 1-3 thanks to another shocking defeat, this time to previously winless UMass. Despite having more shots, clearing the ball better, and having fewer turnovers than the Minutemen, the Bulldogs could not capitalize on a four-goal run to tie the game at nine midway through the final quarter. That’s when Tyler Bogart scored his fourth goal of the game with 2:18 to go, with Grant Consoletti providing and insurance goal with 50 seconds to go. UMass went a perfect 4-for-4 on man-up opportunities, and D.J. Smith recorded 11 saves. Ben Reeves scored four goals and one assist, and freshman Jackson Morrill had a goal and three apples.

Villanova 17, Brown 15: Reports of Brown’s demise have also been greatly exaggerated on point. Yale is losing games in low-to-medium scoring outcomes, but Brown is doing it with a ton of goals scored on both sides. ‘Nova used a seven-goal third quarter to pull away from Bruno, and were led by Christian Cuccinello’s four goals and four assists, as well as Jack Curran’s four goals and three assists. Jake Froccaro went 14-of-21 from the face-off X and scored two goals on a whooping 13 shots. Freshman Luke McCaleb recorded a game-high five goals to go along with an assist, while Dylan Molloy recorded three goals and three assists. La Salle College High School product Stephen Hudak also had a hat-trick. Although the face-off battle was barely in favor of Bruno by a single draw, the Wildcats did not record a face-off win in the entire second quarter, losing all nine of them.

Penn State 12, Furman 10: The Nittany Lions got caught up in the Tuesday firestorm with a tough game against Furman. Penn State gave up a five-goal run to the Paladins, who made it a one-goal game with under five minutes to play, before Ryan Keenan insured the win with a goal of his own with 44 seconds remaining. Mac O’Keefe (1 goal) and Grant Ament (1 assist) were very quiet for the second straight game, so it was the third attackman, Nick Aponte, who had the big game with a goal and four assists. Pairs of goals were scored by Nick Spillane, Dan Craig, and Kevin Hill. Lou Yovino had three goals for Furman. The Nittany Lions have an interesting matchup on Saturday on the road against undefeated Harvard.

Penn 11, Navy 9: Navy used a four-goal run in the third quarter to take 8-7 and 9-8 leads over Penn, before the Quakers ended the game with a 3-0 run of their own. Simon Mathias had a hat-trick and an assist, and Connor Keating, also known as the best LSM in the college game right now, added another pair of goals to his stats, along with two ground balls and one caused turnover. Colin Flounlacker had a game-high four goals and two assists for the Midshipmen, and Ryan Wade also contributed with two goals of his own. The Quakers did go for a combined 5-of-23 from the face-off X, which could lead to problems later on into the season, but they did force Navy to commit 19 turnovers as well.

Princeton 17, Quinnipiac 13: If you thought Austin Sims was going to cool off after scoring six goals and one assist against Johns Hopkins, think again. Because he tied his career-high in points set just four days ago in the four-goal win over the Bobcats. Charlie Durbin added four goals of his own, while freshman stud Michael Sowers scored a pair of goals and also dished out four assists. Quinnipiac was spearheaded by Brian Feldman (four goals) and Foster Cuomo (three goals). After causing the upset on Friday, Princeton was very close to being on the other side of the upset in this affair.


What’s Next

Only one game on tap for tomorrow, and that’s a Central New York battle between Hobart and Colgate in Hamilton.