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College Crosse Roundup: Patriot League Tournament set; MAAC Tournament teams set

Everything was normal for the Patriot League in their final night of conference play.

Rich Gagnon/Boston University Athletics

16 scenarios for how the Patriot League would finish resulted in the one with all the favorites taking care of business. I thought this was a fun conference.

College Crosse Scoreboard For April 20, 2018

Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Quinnipiac 10, Monmouth 9 (2OT) Quinnipiac Recap Quinnipiac (8-5, 5-0): @ Marist (4/28); Monmouth (6-7, 3-2): @ Canisius (4/27)
Detroit Mercy 14, Siena 8 Detroit Mercy Recap Detroit Mercy (7-6, 5-1): vs. Cleveland State (4/28); Siena (2-9, 0-5): @ Manhattan (4/27)
Canisius 19, Manhattan 11 Canisius Recap Canisius (6-7, 3-2): vs. Monmouth (4/27); Manhattan (4-9, 0-5): vs. Siena (4/27)
Loyola 12, Army West Point 8 Loyola Recap Loyola (10-3, 7-1): vs. Patriot League Tournament (4/27); Army West Point (5-7, 2-6): @ Notre Dame (5/5)
Bucknell 14, Lehigh 7 Bucknell Recap Bucknell (11-3, 7-1): vs. Boston University [Patriot League Quarterfinals] (4/24); Lehigh (8-6, 5-3): vs. Colgate [Patriot League Quarterfinals] (4/24)
Boston University 9, Holy Cross 4 Boston University Recap Boston University (7-7, 3-5): @ Bucknell [Patriot League Quarterfinals] (4/24); Holy Cross (4-9, 2-6): Season over
Colgate 17, Lafayette 9 Colgate Recap Colgate (7-6, 3-5): @ Lehigh [Patriot League Quarterfinals] (4/24); Lafayette (3-12, 0-8): Season over
Duke 17, Marquette 5 Duke Recap Duke (12-2): vs. ACC Tournament (4/27); Marquette (6-6): @ Denver (4/28)
Stony Brook 12, UMass Lowell 11 Stony Brook Recap Stony Brook (6-7, 4-1): @ Binghamton (4/27); UMass Lowell (7-7, 3-3): vs. NJIT (4/28)
Albany 18, Binghamton 7 Albany Recap Albany (11-1, 4-1): @ Hartford (4/28); Binghamton (4-10, 1-4): vs. Stony Brook (4/27)

Game Recaps

  • Loyola 12, Army West Point 8: Loyola needed to win their game against Army to seal hosting duties for the Patriot League Tournament for another season. They did just that, thanks in part to a 6-0 run in the first half against a Black Knights team that crumbled towards the finish line. The Black Knights did fight back in the second half to cut the Greyhound lead to three goals, but Kevin Lindley and P.J. Brown stopped any hope of an Army win. Brown had a hat-trick on the night, while Lindley, Aidan Olmstead, and Jay Drapeau scored a pair of goals each. Foster Huggins showed why he’s one of the best defensemen in the country with four caused turnovers, and Jacob Stover saved 12 shots.
  • Bucknell 14, Lehigh 7: In the battle for third, the Bison shut down Lehigh’s offense in the second half, limiting the Mountain Hawks to one goal before doubling up on their PA rivals. They also did work offensively as well, as Sean O’Brien scored five goals and Will Sands recorded seven assists. The senior attackman made history by setting school records in career assists and assists in a season, an unbelievable feat for one of the more underrated attackmen in college lacrosse. Matt Gilray caused three turnovers in the win.
  • Boston University 9, Holy Cross 4: BU needed a win in Holy Cross to get in. They won and hence got in. Chris Gray’s three goals and two assists helped him set a new season scoring record with 59 points, two more points than Cal Dearth had last year. Joe McSorley took home Turnpike Trophy MVP honors with 10 saves and allowing just four goals on the night. BU travels to Bucknell in one of Tuesday night’s Patriot League Quarterfinal matchups.
  • Colgate 17, Lafayette 9: Despite an early Lafayette lead, the Raiders found their way past the Leopards en route to a spot in the Patriot League Tournament. Colgate scored six goals in the second and third quarters to bust their game wide open. Chase Wittich, Griffin Brown, and Duncan Hoskinson each had three goals while Sam Cleveland recorded two goals and three assists. Colgate will take on Lehigh in Bethlehem Tuesday night.
  • In America East action, Connor Fields returned to action and put up two goals and five assists in an 18-7 win over Binghamton. Justin Reh also returned and scored a pair of goals and assists. Also, Stony Brook started out hot before giving way to UMass Lowell in the second half before making a comeback of their own to edge the River Hawks by a goal. The Seawolves scored three of the game’s final four goals to earn a one-goal win and to seal their ticket to the America East Tournament for the 17th straight time.
  • In MAAC play, Ryan Corcoran’s double overtime tally gave Quinnipiac the top seed in the MAAC Tournament with a 10-9 win over Monmouth. Detroit Mercy clinched the second seed with a six-goal victory over Siena, and Canisius clinched their berth in the conference tournament by beating Manhattan 19-11. Monmouth clinched their spot last week.
  • Duke played too! The Blue Devils pulled away in the second half for a 17-5 dominating win over Marquette in Durham. Justin Guterding did Justin Guterding things with six goals and two assists while Joe Robertson added four goals. That’s a good way to end things before next week’s ACC Tournament, I mean blatant RPI booster.

Three Stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️: Foster Huggins, D, Loyola - If you haven’t heard of Foster Huggins, get used to his name. The senior defenseman is one of the best close defensemen in the country and had four caused turnovers in the win over Army West Point. He can easily hang with the best attackmen in the country.

⭐️⭐️: Justin Guterding, A, Duke - You should not be surprised seeing Guterding on this list. He did more Justin Guterding things by scoring six goals and two assists. Or to him, it’s just another noncon game.

: Will Sands, A, Bucknell - No goals, alright. But he had seven assists. He’s a feed first attackman, and despite his lack of scoring goals, he might be better as a disher to guys such as Sean O’Brien, Connor O’Hara, and Tommy Sopko. If Bucknell makes the NCAA Tournament, he’ll be a big reason why.