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)|
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:
Here come the IRISH! pic.twitter.com/yJmVSbMvuQ— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) February 11, 2018
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:
Hugh Crance. Woah . pic.twitter.com/P1sMWWkVl2— TLN (@LacrosseNetwork) February 11, 2018
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.
Detroit Mercy! Yes. I love the way they play. Just all over players on D throwing checks, causing turnovers. I would not want to run into them at the end of the season.— Ric Beardsley ® (@UncleRickyBeast) February 11, 2018
Highlights from the game:
Here are the highlights from the season-opening win over Detroit Mercy! #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/okWMrjgbfJ— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) February 11, 2018
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.
Only one #WhitneyInOT for today: @RiverHawkMLax and Jon Phillips get their first win of the regular season against Quinnipiac. pic.twitter.com/4TUYrvEHOJ— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) February 11, 2018
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.
Cannons fall to @BrownLacrosse, 13-11, in preseason scrimmage. This is just the start boys. pic.twitter.com/RTknrUzyf9— Boston Cannons (@BostonCannons) February 11, 2018
And they had a ton of different helmets:
Lots of new helmets out there right now. Down right now, but not out! #LFG! pic.twitter.com/bZ2FcnFajR— Boston Cannons (@BostonCannons) February 11, 2018
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.