Hopkins Wins Low Scoring Affair Against Number One Ranked Terps:
In the 110th meeting between Johns Hopkins and Maryland, the number one ranking in the country was on the line for the Terrapins while the Blue Jays faced a must win situation to keep their postseason hopes alive. Led by Pierce Bassett's twelve saves and two goals apiece from John Ranagan and John Kaestner, the fifteenth ranked Blue Jays upset Maryland, 7-4. The win moves Hopkins to 7-4 on the season, while the loss drops Maryland to 8-2. Led by Ranagan's two first quarter goals, Hopkins jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back. The Terrapins would come within one goal twice, but weren't able to overcome the stellar play by Bassett and the stifling Hopkins defense. Mike Chanenchuk led Maryland with two goals and one assist. Hopkins will next play in state rival Navy, while Maryland will look to rebound when it hosts Yale.
Ninth Ranked Princeton Upset by Dartmouth
With just under five minutes to play, Dartmouth freshman Cam Lee found himself playing the role of hero, as he scored the game winner to give Dartmouth a 10-9 upset win over Princeton. The win was the first Ivy League win for Dartmouth in 2013 and the Big Green's second straight win over Princeton in Hanover. The loss drops the ninth ranked Tigers to 7-4 on the season and 2-2 in the Ivy League. Led in scoring by Mike Olentine's hat trick, Dartmouth twice rallied back from three goal deficits, forcing a nine all tie with just over five minute to play. That set up Lee for the game winner, when he took a pass from KC Beard and buried it past Princeton goalie Matt O'Connor. The loss was also the first time that the high powered Princeton offense failed to score ten or more goals in 2013. Jake Froccaro led Princeton with three goals and was tied with teammate Tim Schreiber for a game high four points. Princeton will look to get back on the winning path when it next hosts Harvard while Dartmouth will travel to play Upenn.
Harvard Upsets Upenn in Overtime
Just 1:18 into overtime, Murphy Vandervelde scored his third goal of the game and gave the Crimson the 8-7 upset win over Upenn. Vandervelde led all players in the game with his three goals, his third hat trick of the season. The win moves Harvard to 6-6 on the season while the loss drops Penn to 6-4, with a 2-3 record in the Ivy League. After back and forth action the entire game, Harvard found itself in prime position up one goal with less than a minute to play. However, Quaker standout Tim Schwalje scored his second goal of the game with just 55 seconds left to go to tie it at seven all and force overtime. Vandervelde would send Harvard home with the win when he took a feed from Peter Schwartz and buried it past Penn goalie Brian Feeney. The win moves Harvard into a third place tie with Princeton in the Ivy League. Harvard will next travel to Princeton while Upenn will continue Ivy League play when it hosts Dartmouth.
Cortland State Continues to Roll, Trounces Brockport 17-2
The Cortland State men's lacrosse continued their dominance in 2013, when it defeated fellow SUNY school Brockport 17-2. The win saw eleven different Cortland players find the back of the net, with Matt Savlov and Joe Slavik each recording hat tricks. Cortland moves to 11-0 on the season and will remain the number one team in DIII.
Lax.com Player of the Week: Logan Schuss, senior attack for Ohio State. Schuss scored five goals and also tallied five assists in the Buckeyes 17-8 win over the rival Michigan Wolverines this weekend.
Lax.com Clutch Performer of the Week: Michael Sagi, sophomore attack for Quinnipiac. Sagi scored the game winner in triple overtime in the Bobcats 13-12 win over NEC rival Sacred Heart.
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