2/11/13 12:46 PM
Cameron Flint (First round, 6th overall)
Denver vs Duke
Duke got off to a quick start in front of their home crowd, taking a 6-2 lead after the first quarter and entering half time up 8-5. The Pioneers took over coming out of the break, however, scoring seven unanswered goals in the third. Flint scored the tying goal four and a half minutes into the quarter and Denver never looked back. Duke fought back in the fourth but it wasn't enough as Denver escaped with the 14-12 victory. Click here for the Inside Lacrosse in-game blog.
Scott Ratliff (Second round, 9th overall)
Harvard vs Loyola, exhibition
Ratliff and the Hounds hosted Harvard in their final scrimmage before the season officially begins next Saturday. According to IL's Zach Babo, "the groundball shark Scott Ratliff showed his skills" in the face-off scrums. For more observations and pictures from the game, click here.
Will Manny (Second round, 14th overall); Jake Smith (Fourth round, 30th overall); Brendan Buckley (Seventh round, 54th overall)
Army vs UMass
Earlier last week, Manny and his Minutemen teammates were featured in UMass Sports Insider segment - watch the video here. They lived up to the hype in their home opener, delayed to Sunday due to the blizzard, beating Army, 16-9. Manny began his countdown to 100 career goals, scoring his first of the season - 94th total - in the third quarter. Smith led the UMass defense in the win, holding the Knights scoreless in the final five minutes of play. The game was a tough start for Army tri-captain Buckley, who looks to bounce back on Saturday against Manhattan. Read the complete recap here.
Lee Coppersmith (Third round, 22nd overall)
Siena vs Johns Hopkins
Hopkins earned their first win handily at home, beating Siena 15-6. Coppersmith scored two goals for the Blue Jays, an early jump shot to take a 2-1 lead and another in transition during the fourth quarter as Hopkins pulled away with the victory. Check out the in-game blog and stats here.
David DiMaria (Sixth round, 46th overall)
Saint Joseph's vs Lehigh
Lehigh crushed Saint Joseph's in their season opener on Saturday, 14-1. DiMaria led Lehigh in the attack, scoring a game-high six goals plus one assist for seven points on the day, just shy of tying his career high of eight. The game began as a defensive battle with neither team scoring in the first 13 minutes, but DiMaria scored two in a row to close the first quarter to get the Mountain Hawks started and they never looked back. Read the complete recap here.