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College Crosse Scoreboard & Highlights For February 3, 2017: Opening Weekend Overtime Thrillers By Villanova & Boston University.

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Whitney Houston Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns

Hello friends.

Below is today’s College Crosse Scoreboard 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 3, 2017.

Game Box Score Winning Team Recap
Game Box Score Winning Team Recap
Lehigh 13 vs. NJIT 8 Box Score Lehigh Recap
Mercer 3 vs. Vermont 11 Box Score Vermont Recap
North Carolina 17 vs. Lafayette 10 Box Score North Carolina Recap
Rutgers 11 vs. Robert Morris 7 Box Score Rutgers Recap
Bryant 15 vs. Manhattan 7 Box Score Bryant Recap
Bucknell 11 vs. Marist 9 Box Score Bucknell Recap
Duke 18 vs. Air Force 4 Box Score Duke Recap
Penn State 16 vs. Villanova 17 (OT) Box Score Villanova Recap
Boston Univ 12. vs. Providence 11 (OT) Box Score BU Recap
Cleveland St. 6 vs. Ohio State 13 Box Score Ohio State Recap

#WhitneyInOt.

We were blessed by not one, but two Whitney In OT performances this afternoon. The first came in Happy Valley as Villanova won a come from behind thrilling shootout over the Nittany Lions, 17-16. Villanova’s John Kluh delivered the game winner for the Wildcats.

Not to be outdone, the BU Terriers had some theatrics of their own today in their season opener at home versus Providence. Indeed, Boston University clawed back from a late fourth quarter deficit to tie the game up with less than 10 seconds in regulation versus the Friars. In overtime BU’s John MacLean’s banged in the winner with 47 seconds left before double OT to give the Terriers their second straight overtime win over Providence in as many years.

College Crosse Roundup.

Huge news today out of Penn State via IL’s Matt Kinnear.

That is a tough break for PSU. Ament was poised to have a big season in 2018. The Nittany Lions were still able to put up a lot of points this afternoon versus Villanova, but the loss of Ament, for what could be significant time, is a big blow for Penn State.

  • All Duke In Durham: Well, it looks like Justin Guterding is in midseason form. The Blue Devils absolutely demolished Air Force today 18-4, thanks in large part to their senior attackman who finished the game with 10 points. Air Force was short-staffed today and Duke certainly took advantage.
  • 1-0 BU Terriers: This was a great game in Boston as the Terriers scored 4 out of the last five goals in regulation to push the Friars into overtime before finishing off Providence in OT. Providence’s Sean Leahey was stellar today, finishing with five goals in a tough loss for the Friars.
  • Rutgers holds off Robert Morris: A four to zero second quarter helped Rutgers turn a 3-3 tie game after the first into a 7-3 halftime lead over the Colonials. Rutgers’ Jules Heningburg finished the day with 6 points (1 G & 5 As) and goalie Max Edelmann had a strong game with 5 saves and held RMU to only seven goals.

Game Of The Day: Villanova Overtime Stunner Over Penn State.

I know it is tough to say a game that few saw was the game of the day, but despite the fact it wasn’t streamed, I think it is safe to say that Villanova over Penn State still deserves the honor.

Indeed, from the pregame news that Grant Ament was injured, to the shootout in Holuba Hall, to the Whitney ending, the Nittany Lions and Wildcats had everything you could ask for in an opening weekend game.

Here’s what it sounded like in the Hall after Kluh’s shot went in.

Press Row & Highlights.

BU’s Ryan Polley and his players.

Highlights from Lehigh’s win over NJIT.

North Carolina took care of business today versus Lafayette.