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College Crosse Roundup: Villanova survives Drexel; BU beats Bryant in overtime

The Wildcats scored five goals in the fourth quarter to stay undefeated, while it took extra time for the Terriers to knock off Bryant.

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We almost had our first big midweek upset of the season. A crosstown rival taking on a quality team on short rest did affect the Villanova Wildcats early, but Nova was able to mount a fourth quarter comeback to stay undefeated. Meanwhile in the nightcap, BU’s John MacLean sent the Terriers home happy thanks to a #WhitneyInOT goal.

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 27, 2018

Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
3:00 PM Yale 13, UMass 10 Yale Recap Yale (2-1): @ Bryant (3/3); UMass (1-3): vs. Albany (3/6)
3:00 PM Hartford 16, Fairfield 11 Hartford Recap Hartford (1-2): @ Harvard (3/3); Fairfield (1-3): vs. Stony Brook (3/3)
3:00 PM Georgetown 16, Mount St. Mary's 6 Georgetown Recap Georgetown (4-0): @ Hofstra (3/3); Mount St. Mary's (1-4): vs. VMI (3/3)
4:00 PM Villanova 12, Drexel 9 Villanova Recap Villanova (4-0): @ Delaware (3/3); Drexel (0-3): vs. Marist (3/3)
7:00 PM Hofstra 14, Stony Brook 2 Hofstra Recap Hofstra (1-2): vs. Georgetown (3/3); Stony Brook (0-4): @ Fairfield (3/3)
7:00 PM Boston University 8, Bryant 7 (OT) Boston University Recap Boston University (3-2): @ Air Force (3/3); Bryant (2-3): vs. Yale (3/3)

Game Recaps

  • Let’s start with Nova’s come-from-behind win over the winless Drexel Dragons. After leading 5-1 with 10:25 left in the second quarter, Brian Voelker’s squad managed to score eight of the game’s next ten goals to take a two-goal lead into the final frame. But that’s when the wrath of Keegan Khan showed up, scoring two of his three goals in the final frame, along with a pair from Devin McNamara. Danny Seibel, Christian Cuccinello, and Colin Crowley also had two goals on the afternoon, with Nick Testa making eight saves. Drexel’s Marshal King led all scorers with four goals.
  • It seems like when BU is in overtime, they count on “Touchdown” John MacLean to give them a win. And he did just that once again, as the Terriers left Smithfield, Rhode Island with an 8-7 victory of the Bryant Bulldogs. MacLean scored the game-tying tally with 2:07 left in regulation before ripping an elevator shot early in overtime to give BU their third win of the season. He scored two goals earlier in the game as well. Freshman Chris Gray added four assists. Despite winning only four-of-19 face-offs in the win, BU and freshman FOGO Sean Christman managed to win the lone face-off in the extra session against Kenny Massa. Joe McSorley stopped 13 shots in the victory. For Bryant, Tom Kennedy and Cam Ziegler notched a pair of goals in a losing effort.
  • It was all Hofstra in the Long Island Reverse Survivor-off Darby as the Pride shellacked Stony Brook, 14-2. Ryan Tierney went off with five goals and two assists, while Dylan Alderman contributed with five assists to go with a goal of his own. Jimmy Yanes had a hat-trick and an assist, with FOGO Kyle Gallagher dominating at the face-off X, going 16-of-20 on draws. Chris Pickel scored Stony Brook’s two goals.
  • Also off the Reverse Survivor island is Hartford, who scored a 16-11 win over Fairfield in Connecticut. Down one at halftime, the Hawks used a seven goal third quarter, which included a 5-0 run, to take command of the game. Midfielder Alex Smith scored five times in the win, while Justin Huggins added four of his own. Dylan Beckwith led the Stags with four goals and two assists.
  • Even though the game ended with a 13-10 win for the Yale Bulldogs, the Elis dominated the Minutemen. UMass scored their final six goals in a short four-minute span late in the game. Ben Reeves made sure everybody knew he was still around with four goals and three assists, with Jackson Morrill adding a tally to go along with five dishes of his own. Jack Starr made 15 saves in the win.
  • Finally, Georgetown crushed a Mount St. Mary’s team that was exceeding expectations for some, 16-6. The Hoyas dominated the game from the whistle, getting four point performances from Daniel Bucaro (3 Gs, 1 A), Jake Carraway (2 Gs, 2 As), and Craig Berge (1 G, 3 As). Matt Behrens added three goals as well.

Three Stars

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - Ryan Tierney, A, Hofstra: Seth Tierney’s son led all scorers with five goals and two assists in the Pride’s blowout win over Stony Brook. They are the kings of Long Island.

⭐️⭐️ - Ben Reeves, A, Yale: Ben Reeves is back to doing Ben Reeves things. Four goals and three assists in what was a dominating performance by one of last year’s Tewaaraton finalists.

⭐️ - John MacLean, M, Boston University: He didn’t have a many points as Tierney or Reeves did, but he did play the ultimate hero for BU in their win over Bryant. Neither of the two other players can say that. Sometimes, getting the first star of the night also depends on game situations and how clutch a player can be (see Tre Leclaire from Sunday afternoon).