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College Crosse Roundup: Holy Cross, Boston University Advance To Patriot League Semifinals; Brown Wins Ocean State Cup

Holy Cross and BU won their first ever Patriot League Tournament games.

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The rain couldn’t stop any of these games from being played. Although it did cause Bryant to move their game against Brown indoors. But it was still played and was competitive, as expected!

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 Scoreboard For April 25, 2017

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Holy Cross 11, Navy 7 Holy Cross Recap Holy Cross (5-9): vs. Loyola (Patriot League Semifinal) (4/28); Navy (6-8): Season Over
Boston University 10, Lehigh 4 Boston University Recap Boston University (12-3): vs. Army West Point (Patriot League Semifinal) (4/28); Lehigh (7-7): Season Over
Brown 14, Bryant 12 Brown Recap Brown (8-5): @ Dartmouth (4/29); Bryant (8-7): NEC Semifinal (5/4)

Game Recaps

Holy Cross 11, Navy 7: It was a slow first half for both teams, but the action picked up in the second half. The Crusaders lost to the Midshipmen by seven in their regular season matchup, but came away with their first ever Patriot League Tournament victory. Sean Kirkpatrick led the Crusaders with four goals and an assist, while Kevin Lux delivered with two goals and four assists. Sean Mullaney added a pair of goals of his own in the victory, and Jonathan Tesoro made six saves. The Mids were led by Dave Little and his three goals, while Greyson Torain notched a pair of goals along with an assist. Matt Rees recorded three assists and three caused turnovers, and Ryan Kern made 11 saves. Even though Brady Dove went 11-of-18 from the face-off X, Navy committed 22 turnovers in the game, including 14 in the first half.

Boston University 10, Lehigh 4: BU and Lehigh were neck-and-neck at the half tied at three, but the Terriers were in the midst of an 8-0 run that would span for nearly the rest of the game, before Cody Triolo scored his third of the night with 26 seconds to play. James Burr (4 G, 1 A) and Cal Dearth (3 G, 2 A) each recorded five points, while John MacLean (2 G, 1 A) and Ryan Hilburn (1 G, 2 A) put up three points of their own. Christian Carson-Banister made 11 saves on the night. Ian Strain scored Lehigh’s other goal, and Conor Gaffney went 12-of-18 from the face-off X. Craig Chick finished his sophomore season with three caused turnovers and five ground balls. Donny Stires made eight saves, seven of which came in the second quarter. This was also BU’s first ever win over Lehigh, and hope to get their first ever win against Army West Point Friday night.

Brown 14, Bryant 12: Bruno came out firing in the third quarter, with a 6-2 frame to get ahead of the Bulldogs, 13-6. But Bryant made a late rally with a six-goal quarter of their own to fall to Brown, 14-12. The Bears did it without star attackman Dylan Molloy, as the team decided to rest him in time for the Ivy League Tournament next weekend, so he probably won’t play against Dartmouth on Saturday. Jackson Newsome took over for Molloy, and recorded a goal and an assist. But the offense was led by freshman attackman Jack Kniffin, who scored four goals and one assist in the win. The third attackman, Luke McCaleb, had two goals and one assist, while goaltender Phil Goss made 12 saves. On the Bryant end, Cam Ziegler had four goals, Kyle Cornell recorded five assists, Tucker James cashed in three goals of his own, and Tom Forsberg and Tom Kennedy each scored two goals and one assist. Goaltender James Werner made seven saves. With the win, Brown took home the Ocean State Cup.

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What’s Next?

The ACC and Patriot League semifinals are played on Friday, along with five other conference showdowns, including Binghamton-Stony Brook, and Drexel-UMass.