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College Crosse Roundup: Notre Dame survives scare; UMass Lowell edges Quinnipiac in overtime

Two close games to wrap up the weekend in college lacrosse!

COLLEGE LACROSSE: APR 30 ACC Final - Notre Dame v North Carolina Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Both of Sunday’s afternoon games provided some suspense to cap off the first big weekend in college lacrosse.

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 February 11, 2018

Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
1:00 PM Notre Dame 10, Detroit Mercy 7 Notre Dame Recap Notre Dame (1-0): vs. Richmond (2/24); Detroit Mercy (0-1): @ Mercer (2/18)
1:00 PM UMass Lowell 13, Quinnipiac 12 (OT) UMass Lowell Recap UMass Lowell (1-0): @ Harvard (2/17); Quinnipiac (0-1): vs. Brown (2/17)

Recaps

Detroit Mercy-Notre Dame: Well, it was sloppy to say the least. 33 turnovers in the game, with 21 of them committed by Notre Dame. And we should have known it would not be a pretty game early on:

That’s senior defenseman William Young on the bagpipes. He still has time to practice.

Anyway, Notre Dame Fighting Irish somehow pulled away in the fourth quarter to squeak past the Detroit Mercy Titans, 10-7.

One of the very few players that had a great game today was Notre Dame midfielder Bryan Costabile, who recorded five goals and two assists on nine shots. Mikey Wynne was the other multi-goal scorer with a pair of goals.

Freshman goaltender Matt Schmidt got the start in goal for the Irish and made nine saves in his debut. Schmidt backstopped a Notre Dame defense that was very solid in settled 6v6 action. That could be their overall strength for the entire season.

Also, Hugh Crance lit up a poor Titan:

Meanwhile, even though the Titans lost, the performance was not one to hang their head on. Detroit Mercy played a great game, even though they lost a lead in the fourth quarter. Matthew Vangalen led the Titans with two goals and three assists, while Lucas Ducharme also put two balls in the back of the net in the loss.

Defenseman Sam Horton had three caused turnovers, and goaltender Logan Shamblin had a nice debut, saving 10 shots on goal.

Highlights from the game:

UMass Lowell-Quinnipiac: The game that most people forgot, but it turned out to be an exciting one once Notre Dame began to handle their job late in the game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats led 7-3 at halftime, but the UMass Lowell River Hawks started to heat up in the second half with nine goals, including Sean Tyrell’s fourth of the day to tie things up with 1:09 left in the game. Jon Phillips took advantage of a Foster Cuomo offsides penalty eight seconds into overtime to give the River Hawks their first win of the season.

Might as well call him Captain Phillips because he’s the captain now.

Phillips, along with Sam Klingsporn, Austin Lane, and Cory Highfield, all scored two goals in the win.

Grant Lardieri (4 saves on 7 goals against) and Hunter Braun (2 saves on 5 goals against) split time in goal.

Jake Tomsik put up four goals and an assist in his debut with the Bobcats, and Brian Feldman added two goals of his own. Carson Cocco made 13 saves on the day.

With the win, the River Hawks are now above .500 for the first time in program history.

Elsewhere, Brown beat an MLL team.

And they had a ton of different helmets:

Three Stars of the Day

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - Logan Shamblin, G, Detroit Mercy: The redshirt freshman netminder had a very solid debut in goal, making 11 saves, despite giving up five goals in the fourth quarter. His performance, along with the help from his fellow defensemen, show some promise in a Titans team that lets go of Jason Weber in goal.

⭐️⭐️ - Sean Tyrrell, A/M, UMass Lowell: Tyrrell played a big part in the River Hawks’ second half comeback. The senior scored four goals and dished out an assist. His final two goals came in the final 2:10 of regulation to send the game into overtime.

⭐️ - Bryan Costabile, M, Notre Dame: No Costabile, no win for the Irish. One of the team’s few bright spots on the day, scoring five goals and two assists on nine shots. Looks like he’ll be the leader up top and the one who will probably get the long pole in future matchups.