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College Crosse Roundup: Harvard’s Cheek sets program record with 13 points in comeback win over BU

This is why they play the games!

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BU was up six with 7:06 left on the road against Harvard. They blew it.

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 March 20, 2018

Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
3:00 PM Hartford 12, Quinnipiac 8 Hartford Recap Hartford (3-4): @ Stony Brook (3/24); Quinnipiac (4-4): vs. Holy Cross (3/24)
3:00 PM Fairfield 12, NJIT 8 Fairfield Recap Fairfield (3-6): @ Villanova (3/24); NJIT (0-10): @ Wagner (3/24)
3:00 PM Virginia 12, Dartmouth 6 Virginia Recap Virginia (7-2): vs. Johns Hopkins (3/24); Dartmouth (2-4): @ Harvard (3/24)
3:00 PM Albany 19, Canisius 11 Albany Recap Albany (7-0): @ UMass Lowell (3/24); Canisius (3-3): @ Siena (3/24)
7:00 PM Penn 9, Bucknell 8 Penn Recap Penn (5-3): vs. Cornell (3/24); Bucknell (5-3): @ Loyola (3/24)
7:00 PM Lehigh 13, Hofstra 8 Lehigh Recap Lehigh (7-2): vs. Navy (3/24); Hofstra (4-3): @ St. John's (3/24)
7:00 PM Brown 19, Holy Cross 8 Brown Recap Brown (3-3): vs. UMass (3/24); Holy Cross (1-7): @ Quinnipiac (3/24)
7:00 PM Harvard 19, Boston University 18 (OT) Harvard Recap Harvard (6-1): vs. Dartmouth (3/24); Boston University (4-5): @ Lafayette (3/24)

Game Recaps

  • Oh my. Where do we begin? Well, I had BU winning already penciled into the scoreboard, but Harvard had to make things difficult. Down six with 7:06 left in the game, the Crimson managed to score six unanswered goals, including four straight from Kyle Anderson. Morgan Cheek scored the game-winner just a minute into the extra session, which was one of a program record 13 points on the night (five goals, eight assists). Anderson had a career-high day in goals (seven) and points (eight), and so did Joe Lang, who had nine points (four goals, five assists). Overall, the three set a program record for points in a game by an attacking trio with 30. Steven Cuccurullo went 20-of-36 from the face-off X with 13 ground balls.

If you thought the scoring was just on Harvard’s side, think again. BU was led by Chris Gray’s two goals and eight assists, while James Burr appeared five times as a goal scorer. Jack Wilson and John MacLean each scored four times as well. Joe McSorley stopped 14 shots in the loss.

HIT IT, WHITNEY!

  • Speaking of overtimes, the Quakers and Bison nearly had to go to an extra session. After two venue and time changes, the teams played indoors in a game that was never streamed, but Simons Mathias won the game for Penn with two seconds left in regulation. That was his lone goal on the night to go with five assists. It was Adam Goldner’s night to be the team’s primary goal scorer, raking up four scores. Connor O’Hara had a hat-trick and Will Sands put up a pair of goals and assists.
  • In what was supposed to be the marquee game of the night, Lehigh used two separate five-goal runs, including one that began with nine seconds left in the third, the earn themselves another big win over Hofstra. Junior Andrew Pettit, who was recently named as an assistant captain, led the way with three goals and four assists, while Tristan Rai (three goals, two assists) and Lucas Spence (two goals, three assists) contributed with five points of their own. Craig Chick had three caused turnovers, like you were surprised by that. Ryan Tierney dished out seven assists, a career-high. Hey that reminds me:

We know our stuff.

  • For a short time, Virginia played down to their opponent for the first half. They were up two goals entering halftime without Ian Laviano, Mike D’Amario, and Scott Hooper either not starting or not playing. Enter Cameron Stafford, a Vermont transfer from a year ago that scored three goals and an assist. Laviano, along with starters Dox Aitken and Regan Quinn, scored two goals. Ben Martin scored a hat-trick, and George Christopher made 12 saves.
  • Albany let Canisius go up 4-1 midway through the first quarter. Then, the Great Danes scored 16 unanswered goals. Connor Fields put up five goals and three assists, while Tehoka Nanticoke scored a hat-trick and three assists, including this tally:
  • Brown took care of Holy Cross thanks to a seven point night from Luke McCaleb. Michael Panepinto and Carson Song each put up three goals and two assists in the win. At one point, this happened:
  • A six point day from Griffin Feiner (three goals and three assists) paced Hartford to a 12-8 win over Quinnipiac. Rion Davison recorded five points, and Justin Huggins scored four times in the victory. Dylan Protesto went 19-of-22 from the face-off X.
  • Speaking of 12-8 results, Fairfield and Colin Burke defeated NJIT by that same score! The junior scored four goals and three assists in the win, with Joe Rodrigues and Taylor Strough also adding hat-tricks. NJIT is still winless at 0-10.
  • Elsewhere, oh my from Bates:

Three Stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️: Andrew Pettit, A, Lehigh - One of the Mountain Hawks’ biggest assets on offense, the junior helped Lehigh earn another big win on the season. He’s also on the team’s man-up unit that went 3-for-5 on the night as they continue to be the nation’s top EMO unit.

⭐️⭐️: Kyle Anderson, A, Harvard - He wasn’t the top Harvard attackman on the night, but his four straight goals helped the Crimson pull off an incredible upset.

: Morgan Cheek, A, Harvard - He set a school record for points in a game with 13. That’s an easy decision. He’s the best attackman nobody is talking about, and he puts up similar ridiculous numbers as guys such as Will Sands and even Connor Fields at times.