Adamson paces number nine Denver past Blue Devils.Led by sophomore attack Eric Adamson, the Pioneers upended the Blue Devils, 14-12, snapping Duke's ten-game home winning streak. Trailing 8-5 at half time, Denver opened the second half with a 9-0 run and weathered a late Duke surge to secure the win. Eric Law tallied a goal and three assists for the Pioneers, while sophomore goalie Ryan Laplante made a career high 18 saves. Duke was led in scoring by Jordan Wolf, who netted four goals and three assists for a game-high seven points. Aside from snapping it's ten game home win streak, this was also Duke's first season opening loss since 1998.
Panthers outmatch Tigers for first D1 win:
High Point freshman Dan Lomas continued his solid start to the season, tallying four goals in the Panthers 9-7 win over Towson on Friday. The win marks the first for High Point as a division one team. After an even first half, the Panthers opened the third with three straight goals. Towson would rally late, pulling within one with 1:35 on a goal by Andrew Hodgson . However, the Panthers Jamie Piluso would take the ensuing face-off down for a fast break goal to ice the game at 9-7. Sophomore Cory Dobyns led the way for Towson with four goals. Next up for the Tigers, a home game with Johns Hopkins while High Point dropped their game with Air Force on Sunday, 14-4.
Delaware rallies in fourth, but falls to Bucknell:
Despite a furious five goal rally to take the lead in the fourth, the Blue Hens fell to Bucknell, 9-8. Bucknell scored the final two goals of the game, including the game winner by freshman Thomas Flibotte with just over three minutes left in the game. It was the first home opening loss for the Blue Hens in over ten years, with the last one coming in 2002. Senior Eric Smith led both Delaware and the game in scoring, recording a career-high four goals along with one assist. Junior Todd Heritage paced the Bisons with three goals.
Lax.com Player of the Week: Matt Ivie of Birmingham-Southern, who scored eight goals and assisted on two more for a ten point day in the Panthers 22-10 win over Huntingdon College.
Lax.com Clutch Performer: Junior Jimmy Ryan, who buried the game winning goal in overtime of Colgate's 14-13 win over Bryant University.
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