Division I Roundup, 3/11

Dylan Molloy’s Eight Goals Power #2/3 Brown Over Penn, 17-6

Philadelphia, PA – With snow falling at Franklin Field, #2/3 Brown opened up an 11-1 second quarter lead and cruised to 17-6 Ivy League win over Penn behind senior All-American attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY), who exploded for eight goals.

The win sets up an Ivy League and national showdown with #1 Yale next Saturday, April 16 at Stevenson Pincince Field at 1:00 pm, in a game broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3.

The Bears stayed unbeaten in the Ivy League with a 3-0 mark, 9-1 overall, while Penn falls to 2-2 in the Ivy League, 5-5 overall.

Molloy, who leads the nation in points and assists, added one assist for nine points on the day.  His eight goals tied his career high.   Senior attackmen Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) and Henry Blynn (Villanova, PA) added three goals each, with Bellistri adding three assists.

Despite the Bears scoring 17 goals, senior All-American goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) may have been the difference in the game, turning in a phenomenal performance with 15 saves, many at point blank range, while giving up four goals. He sat out the game’s last 9:30.  Junior defenseman Alec Tulett (Toronto, Ontario) had a game high four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Tyler Dunn paced the Quakers with two goals, while goalie Reed Junkin registered nine saves.

Penn struck first when Reilly Hupfeldt found the back of the net with 12:38 left in the opening quarter to give the Quakers a 1-0 lead.

But that was the last lead the Quakers would hold as the high-powered Brown offense got on track and outscored Penn, 11-0, over the next 27-minutes, led by Molloy’s four goals, to open up an 11-1 lead with 3:08 left in the half.

Also scoring for the Bears in the decisive 11-0 spurt were senior middy Matt Graham (Amityville, NY), sophomore middy Stephen Hudak (Rydal, PA), freshman Carson Song (Charlotte, NC) and Blynn and Bellistri twice each.

Simon Mathias scored for the Quakers with 1:41 remaining in the half to cut Brown’s lead to 11-2 at the half.

Brown opened up a 16-2 third quarter lead on three goals by Molloy, the last with 2:43 left in the third quarter for the 14-goal advantage. Bellistri and Blynn also scored for the Bears in the 5-0 spurt to open the second half.

NOTES:

Kylor Bellistri ’16 moved into 22nd place on Brown’s all-time scoring list with 129 career points (94 goals, 35 assists)
Dylan Molloy ’17 now has 125 career goals, third best in Brown lacrosse history behind Andy Tower’s 150 goals from 1989-1993, and David Evan’s 145 goals from 1993-1996.

 

Holy Cross 11, Lafayette 6
Records: Holy Cross (2-10, 1-5 PL) Lafayette (2-9, 0-6 PL)
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Lead: Junior Jon Vogel (Chesterfield, Mo.) posted four goals for the Crusaders as the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team defeated Lafayette, 11-6, on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. Sophomore Logan LeBlond (Branchburg, N.J.) opened the scoring at 13:51 while Vogel and senior Sean Wilkinson (Ridgefield, Conn.) each tallied two goals.
  • The Leopards opened the second quarter with a man-up goal at 10:01 by Eric Joseph to cut the lead to 5-1.
  • The Crusaders answered to make it 6-1 with a goal by junior Marc Buermann (West Caldwell, N.J.).
  • Lafayette recorded back-to-back goals to cut the Crusaders’ lead to 6-3 with 20 seconds remaining in the first half.
  • The Crusaders opened the third quarter with a quick goal from Vogel at 11:33 to make it 7-3, yet the Leopards answered at 7:54 as Joseph tallied a goal to make it 7-4.
  • The Crusaders then tallied four straight goals to increase their lead to 9-4 with 3:18 remaining in the fourth quarter. Vogel found the back of the net, followed by two goals from junior Jack Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) and a goal by Wilkinson.
  • The Leopards added two consecutive goals by Kevin Lewis and Will McCarthy in the final minute of the fourth quarter to make it 11-6, as the Crusaders tallied the victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Senior captain Michael Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) made four saves to earn the win, while Ben Falcone posted six for the Leopards.
  • Holy Cross outshot Lafayette, 43-28.
  • The Crusaders picked up 30 ground balls and the Leopards secured 23.
  • The Crusaders won 13 face-offs, while the Leopards tallied eight.
  • Holy Cross went 0-1 on extra-man opportunities, while Lafayette went 3-7.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Vogel has netted at least one goal in 14 consecutive games.
  • Vogel’s hat-trick is his sixth of the season and the eighth of his career.
  • Wilkinson has at least one point in 13 straight games.
  • Wilkinson’s hat-trick is his second of the season, and the sixth of his career.
  • Vogel posted his second game-winning goal of the season.
  • Ortlieb has 131 career ground balls, which are ninth all-time in program history.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 16, when they travel to Hamilton, N.Y. to face Colgate at 12:00 p.m.

 

Stags Rally Past Drexel, 8-7, at Rafferty Stadium

Schnider racks up six points, Neubauer nets a hat trick in CAA victory

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University men’s lacrosse team used a five-goal run in the second half to surge past visiting Drexel, 8-7, in Colonial Athletic Association action on Saturday afternoon. Charlie Schnider racked up six points for the Stags, and TJ Neubauer netted a hat trick before a crowd of 1,321 at Rafferty Stadium and a nationwide audience watching on ESPN3.

“I give credit to Drexel; they came out ready to play” said Head Coach Andy Copelan. “But we’re a resilient group, and we chipped away one play at a time. We’re still a work in progress, but I’m proud of our guys for an outstanding effort in the second half.”

With their second straight one-goal victory, the Stags improve to 2-0 in the CAA as a part of a 6-6 overall tally. Drexel falls to 0-2 in league play and 4-7 on the year.

Schnider matched a pair of career highs this afternoon with five assists and six total points. The senior leads the CAA with 24 assists (2.00 per game) and slots fifth in the Association with 2.67 points per contest.

Schnider facilitated two of Neubauer’s three goals as the senior co-captain ran his season total to 26 goals. Neubauer also claimed sole possession of fourth place on the Stags’ all-time list with 104 tallies. He is two goals behind J.T Groarke ’99 for third on the career ledger.

Reigning CAA Rookie of the Week Colin Burke added two goals – improving his CAA leading total to 31 – and dished out an assist. The freshman is also the CAA’s point leader with 43 following today’s effort. Burke has scored at least two points with at least one goal in all 12 games this season.

Rounding out the Fairfield scoring on the day were Drew Murray with two goals and Charlie Horning with one assist.

In the midfield, Neubauer and Horning led the effort with six ground balls. Three of Neubauer’s grabs came on the draw, where Will Fox went 5-of-12 and Joe DeLasho added a 2-of-6 day. Joe Guidarelli also collected a pair of ground balls for the Stags.

Tyler Behring helmed the cage and made seven saves to earn the win. He also picked up four ground balls and had a pair of caused turnovers. Guidarelli also caused two turnovers on the defensive end.

Frank Fusco and Joe Rainoldi both scored two goals for Drexel with single tallies coming from Will Manganiello, Jordan Cunningham and Hank Brown. Jimmy Joe Granito made eight saves in goal for the Dragons.

Drexel struck first with a marker less than 90 seconds into the game, and both defenses that held pat until the final minutes of the first quarter. After Fusco rattled the cage to extend the Dragons’ lead to 2-0, Fairfield got on the board as Neubauer fired and beat the buzzer with a goal as the period expired.

Two quick Drexel goals in the second quarter extended the lead to 4-1 before Schnider converted a feed from Burke to trim the margin. However, the Dragons closed the first-half scoring on a transition goal from Fusco the snuck past Behring to run the score to 5-2 heading into the intermission.

It appeared that Drexel maintained its momentum into the third quarter with a goal at 14:38 in the period, but that marker was the starting point of a more than 23-minute drought for the Dragons as Fairfield surged into the lead.

Murray provided the first answer at 12:48 in the third and Neubauer once again scored in the final seconds of a period as the Stags headed into the fourth quarter facing a 6-4 deficit.

Fairfield earned an extra-man opportunity early in the fourth frame, and Murray struck again to cut the deficit 6-5 with 13:26 to play. The equalizer then came from the stick of Burke, who worked his way in front of the net and beat Granito to even the score at 6-6. Just 75 seconds later, the Stags took advantage of another man-up chance as Burke cashed in a feed from Schnider to stake Fairfield to its first lead of the day at 7-6.

Fairfield went 2-for-4 on its extra-man opportunities, converting both of its 60-second chances and coming up empty on two 30-second tries.

Drexel leveled the score at 7-7 on Rainoldi’s second goal of the day with 6:16 to play, and the Dragons came away with the ensuing faceoff. However, Fairfield forced a turnover to reclaim possession, and Neubauer rattled the cage with the marker that stood as the game-winner with 3:20 to play.

The visitors from Drexel would once again win the faceoff, but Matt Borda scooped up an errant pass as the Stags cleared the ball and looked to run out the clock. Though a 30-second clock violation gave the Dragons a final possession in the closing the seconds, the Fairfield defense locked down as time expired on an 8-7 victory.

The CAA slate reaches the halfway point next Saturday, April 16, as the Stags host Massachusetts (4-6, 0-2 CAA) at 1 p.m. for Senior Day on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium. Fairfield will honor its six-member Class of 2016 prior to faceoff with the Minutemen.

 

UVM Men’s Lacrosse Falls to No. 7 Albany Saturday in League Play
FINAL SCORE: No. 7Albany 13, Vermont 7
ALBANY, N.Y.Nine first half goals for seventh-ranked Albany proved to be the difference on Saturday afternoon as the Great Danes topped Vermont 13-7 in conference play at John Fallon Field. UVM falls to 5-7 (1-2) on the season, as UAlbany improves to 8-2 (4-0).Cam Milligan matched a game-best five points with four goals and one assist for Vermont. Two more Catamounts recorded multi-point performances for UVM as Cam Stafford added a pair of goals and an assist and Ian MacKay dished out two assists to extend his point streak to 41 games.In goal, Jon Kaplan was just one shy of his season-high save count as the junior posted his fourth double-figure save performance in five games with 16 stops.

Connor Fields led the charge for Albany with four goals, while Justin Reh handed out four assists and added a goal. Blaze Riorden made 14 saves in net for the Great Danes.

Seth Oakes posted the opening goal of the game for Albany at the 9:27 mark, but Milligan tallied his 16th goal of the season to tie the game at one apiece after 15 minutes.

The Great Danes went on an 8-0 run (9-1) throughout the second quarter, as six different Danes recorded a score for Albany. After the first half, shots favored the Great Danes 26-15, while Kaplan made eight saves in net for Vermont.

Milligan intercepted a pass to start the second half, and dished a feed to Stafford on UAlbany’s doorstep to halt the Great Danes’ run (9-2). Fields responded moments later with his third score of the game. Albany added another pair of goals to send the teams into the final quarter as Vermont trailed 12-2.

UVM went on a 3-0 scoring run to open the fourth period (12-5). Stafford put his second shot past Riorden and Milligan completed hat trick for his ninth multi-point showing of the season. After a second score in the quarter by the Great Danes, Matt Gudas and Milligan each answered back with a score of their own (13-7).

Vermont outscored Albany 5-1 in the remaining period, but it was not enough as the Danes secured the America East win to remain undefeated in league play. UAlbany outshot the Catamounts 45-37 and picked up 27 ground balls compared to Vermont’s 20.

UVM returns home to Virtue Field next weekend to host UMBC on Saturday (April 16). Faceoff in Burlington against the Retrievers is set for 1 p.m