Fifteenth Ranked Pride Upset Fighting Irish in South Bend:
Using a 4-0 run at the end of the third quarter and into the fourth, Hofstra defeated the number two ranked Fighting Irish this weekend, 8-7, continuing the upset theme that has attached itself to the 2013 season. Torin Vam scored twice to lead Hofstra, while sophomore Connor Doyle matched a career high, scoring three times for the Irish. With the game tied at four at halftime, the Irish came out of the gate quickly in the third, taking the 5-4 lead on a goal from Tyler Kimball. However, the Pride answered, taking the lead at the end of the third and never looking back. Notre Dame cut the lead to one with 35 seconds to play, but was unable to tie the game on their final possession. The loss is the first of 2013 for Notre Dame, moving them to 3-1. Hofstra moves to 4-1 on the season.
Cornell remains undefeated after win over Virginia:
With only 13 seconds left to play, Rob Pannell found an open Steve Mock who ripped the game winning shot to give the Big Red the 12-11 win over the Cavaliers in a matchup of two top ten ranked teams. It was Mock's second goal of the game and the fourth assist for Pannell, who continues his impressive 2013 season. Nick O' Reilly led the way for Virginia, scoring three times and tallying one assist. The Cavaliers led by four goals midway through the third quarter, but a furious rally led by Pannell resulted in the come from behind win for Cornell. The win not only moved Cornell to 5-0 on the season, but ended the Big Red's four game losing streak to UVA. Cornell will next open Ivy League play when they travel to Yale, while UVA will look to rebound against Ohio State.
UNC Shocks Undefeated Princeton in High Scoring Affair:
With only three seconds left to play, Chad Tutton scored the game winner to give the eleventh ranked Tar Heels a wild 16-15 win over the fifth ranked Princeton Tigers. Over 4,000 fans saw the Tar Heels score twice in the final 40 seconds of play, including the game tying goal by Davey Emala off a Jimmy Bitter rebound and the eventual game winner by Tutton. Bitter scored three times and had three assists to lead North Carolina while Mike Macdonald scored five times and tallied two assists for Princeton to lead all players with seven points. In a wild game that saw 99 combined shots to go with the 31 total goals, UNC led 11-10 at the start of the fourth quarter but Princeton answered quickly with a goal by Jeff Froccaro to tie at eleven. The game would go back and fourth before Princeton took the 15-14 lead with a minute to play, setting up the late game heroics by the Tar Heels. The loss moves Princeton to 3-1 on the year while UNC gets a much needed win to move to 3-2 on the year.
Umass Losing Streak Hits Three After Loss to Bucknell:
After a promising start to the 2013 season which saw wins over Army and UNC, Umass fell to 3-3 on the season after a low scoring 7-4 loss to the Bucknell Bison. Anchored by goalie Kyle Feeney, who made 14 saves, and a strong defensive performance, the Bison moved to 4-1 on the year. Thomas Flibotte scored three times for Bucknell while Kyle Smith scored three goals for the Minutemen. With the game tied 3-3 at the end of the third, a 4-1 run in the fourth secured the win for the Bison. Bucknell will look to continue its impressive defensive play next week when it takes on the high powered and nationally ranked Drexel Dragons. Umass faces another tough test when it will host Penn State.
Yale Upsets Nutmeg State Rival Fairfield:
Led by senior Kirby Zdrill's career-high four goals, the Yale Bulldogs won their third straight defeating the seventeenth ranked Stags 12-8 in Yale's 2013 home opener. After trailing 4-1 in the second, Yale took a 6-5 lead into halftime and never looked back. Sam Snow led the way for Fairfield, scoring three times. Aside from Zdrill, Yale owed much of the teams success to goalie Eric Natale, who tied his career-high with twelve saves during the game. Fairfield was able to stay within one goal for much of the game but goal by Zdrill with eleven minutes to play made it 10-8 Bulldogs and the Stags would not come any closer. Fairfield will look to bounce back this Thursday when it will host Michigan while Yale will host Cornell.
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Lax.com Player of the Week: Danny Morse, junior attack for Carthage. Morse scored eight times and had one assist in Carthage's 28-2 win over DePauw.
Lax.com Clutch Performer:Steve Mock, senior attack for Cornell and Chad Tutton, sophomore midfielder for UNC. Mock scored his second goal of the game with 13 seconds to play to give the Big Red a 12-11 win over the eighth ranked Cavaliers while Tutton bounced one home with three ticks to play to give the Tar Heels the win over Princeton.
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