New England Division 3 Report: Week 5
Tufts suffers first defeat, Springfield Beats Endicott
Middlebury upends Bowdoin
Tufts remains the number one team our the rankings this week despite losing their first game of the season at defending National Champs, Stevenson Mustangs in Owings Mills MD. The Jumbos couldn’t get their high powered offense on track and were held to their lowest output of the season. The Jumbos were only able to get off 39 shots, lowest of the season as well. Things got better over the weekend with a 22-8 win at Trinity. Tufts has scored over 20 goals in each NESCAC game so far.
Springfield and Endicott travelled to Florida for a Springbreak midweek battle. Endicott scored the first five goals of the game, but the Pride stormed back with six unanswered. EC led 7-6 at the half and it would be tight throughout the second half. Ryon Lynch would score the last two Pride goals including the winner in the second overtime to lead the Pride to victory.
The Gulls had a quick turnaround and faced an upstart Roger Williams in the CCC battle in Bristol RI. Endicott jumped out early and the Hawks were never really into it as EC prevailed 13-5. Kyle Weber and Nick Pinciaro both had 3 goals for the winners.
Middlebury has gotten off to a pretty slow start going (0-3) in NESCAC play, while Bowdoin was 3-0 with a couple of quality wins under their belts.
Middlebury led 9-1 after three quarters and cruised to a 10-4 upset win in Maine. Nate Gaudio led the Panthers defensive effort with 19 saves and an 83% save percentage. Tim Giarusso, Jon Broome and Stephen Seymour all chipped in with 2 goals. Will this game be the impetus to propel the Panthers after their slow start? It won’t get any easier with Endicott and Amherst up this week.
The next couple of weeks should be really exciting as conference play heats up.
1st Star: Ryon Lynch,Springfield: Scored 3 goals on five shots, also had 2 assists in the 2OT win against Endicott.
2nd Star: Nate Gaudio, Middlebury: The Panther keeper led the way with 19 saves in win at Bowdoin
3rd Star: Tyler Hegarty, Conn College: The Camel attackman scored 6 goals on 19 shots in wins over Plattsburgh and Colby.
1. Tufts (5-1) L Stevenson 15-9, W @Trinity 22-8
2. Springfield (5-1) W 13-12 v Endicott
3. Amherst (6-1) W v WNE 16-15, W 9-8 v Hamilton, W21-5 v MIT
4. Wesleyan (5-2) L 12-9 v Clarkson, W 11-8 v Keene St
5. Endicott (5-2) L 13-12 v Springfield, W @ RWU 13-5
6. Conn College (5-2) W 8-7 v Plattsburgh, W 10-5 v Colby
7. Bowdoin(5-2) W 19-4 v Norwich, L 10-4 v Middlebury
8. Middlebury (2-4) L 14-7 v St Lawrence, W 10-4 @ Bowdoin
9. Williams (5-1) W 9-7 v Bates
10. Colby (4-2) W 23-2 v So. Maine, L 10-5 @ Conn College
11. Western New England (1-5) L 16-15 v Amherst
12. Hamilton (3-5) L 9-8 v Amherst, W 12-10 v Keene St
13. Keene St (1-5) L 11-8 v Wesleyan, L 12-10 v Hamilton
14. Roger Williams (6-2) W v Umass Dart 11-6, L 13-5 v Endicott
15. Trinity (2-4 W 9-8 v Haverford, L 22-8 v Tufts
16. Bates (2-4) W 27-0 v Husson, L 9-7 v Williams
17. EConn (3-3) W 14-9 v Wheaton
18. Babson (2-4) L 11-5 at Colorado College, W 12-8 v Southwestern
19. Umass Dartmouth (5-1) L 11-6 @RWU, W 11-9 v Wentworth,
20. Salve Regina (7-1) W 18-12 @ Clark, L 15-13 v Gordon