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College Crosse Roundup: Penn’s at-large chances take a hit against St. Joe’s; Providence edges Brown in overtime

The Quakers have some work to do if they want to get into the NCAA Tournament.

Andrew Kurtz-Monmouth University Athletics

Is it safe to say that Penn’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament hang on to their result in the Ivy League Tournament? I’d say yes.

College Crosse Scoreboard For April 17, 2018

Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Saint Joseph's 12, Penn 11 Saint Joseph's Recap Saint Joseph's (8-3): vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/21); Penn (6-7): vs. @ Dartmouth (4/21)
Providence 12, Brown 11 (OT) Providence Recap Providence (5-8): vs. Denver (4/21); Brown (5-6): @ Cornell (4/21)
Yale 14, Marist 4 Yale Recap Yale (10-2): vs. Albany (4/22); Marist (3-11): vs. Quinnipiac (4/28)

Game Recaps

Saint Joseph’s 12, Penn 11: This was a game many thought the Quakers could win. Unfortunately, they did not, as the Hawks held off a late Penn rally in the fourth quarter to get their second all-time win against the Quakers. St. Joe’s got things started with a 4-0 bookended by Kyle Cain goals before Kevin McGeary gave Penn two tallies with under a minute left in the first quarter. The teams would exchange goals up until midway through the fourth quarter, when Shane Fable and Chris Blewitt extended the Hawk lead to four once again. The Quakers responded with three scores in 1:24, but could not get a fourth as time expired while Penn was on man-up. Blewitt finished with four goals and an assist, while Mike Adler made seven saves. McGeary also had similar numbers to Blewitt and Tyler Dunn scored a hat-trick to go along with his assist.

The Hawks tied a school record with their eighth straight win. As for Penn, they’re currently 6-7. You can’t make the Big Dance if you’re under .500. Those are the rules.

Providence 12, Brown 11 (OT): Both teams failed to pull away from each other late in the second half, but the Friars provided us with the night’s only overtime winner. Sean Leahey’s fourth of the night gave Providence the one-goal win and the Ocean State Cup. It was also the Friars’ first ever victory over Brown after last year’s double overtime loss. Midfielders Joshua Keller and Ryan Nawrocki aided to the win with two goals. Brown’s Stephen Hudak managed to put up four goals and two assists in the loss, with guys like Michael Panepinto, Luke McCaleb, and Jackson Newsome providing with some help with two goals each. Phil Goss made 13 saves in a losing effort.

Yale 14, Marist 4: Nothing much of a game in this one, as the Bulldogs scored seven goals in both halves to take care of the Red Foxes in their first ever meeting. Ben Reeves had an eight-point night with four goals and four assists, while Brendan Rooney scored five times. But as a defense, Yale recorded 14 caused turnovers, four from Robert Mooney and two each from Tyler Warner and Jerry O’Connor. Jack Starr made just 10 saves. For Marist, Joe Tierney scored twice.

Three Stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️: Robert Mooney, D, Yale - Yes Ben Reeves and Brendan Rooney had very nice nights, but so did Mooney. We need to definitely appreciate defensemen that get more than two caused turnovers in a game. Mooney got four. Give the d-guys some respect.

⭐️⭐️: Chris Blewitt, A, Saint Joseph’s - The senior attackman led his team by example and put up four goals of his own to give the Hawks their second all-time win against Penn and their eighth straight. St. Joe’s looks like one of the hottest teams in the country.

: Sean Leahey, A, Providence - Four goals and the game-winner to give his team their first ever win over Brown in program history? That should be enough for top nods.