3/1/11 12:00 AM
This past weekend was a big one in NCAA lacrosse with several top 20 matchups as well as a few surprising upsets.
Note: Rankings reflect the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. Click here for the newest Nike/Inside Lacrosse Top 20 Poll. The new top 20 rankings should be available Monday afternoon. Players in bold were drafted by the Cannons in the January MLL Collegiate Draft.
#17 Army @ #1 Syracuse
Syracuse wins 11-9
Syracuse (2-0) jumped in front of Army early and turned back a furious rally by the Black Knights to record an 11-9 triumph on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange led 7-0 in the first quarter and 9-3 at halftime. But Army (1-2) closed the gap to 10-9 in the fourth quarter before a goal by senior Jeremy Thompson with 1:06 to play sealed the game.
#2 Virginia @ #6 Stony Brook
Virginia wins 11-10 in Overtime
Steele Stanwick scored five goals, including the game-winning goal, to lead the Virginia Cavaliers (3-0) to a thrilling 11-10 triumph over the Stony Brook Seawolves (0-1) in overtime, Saturday afternoon, inside LaValle Stadium. Stanwick added two assists for a game-high seven points.
#14 Georgetown @ #3 Maryland
Maryland routes Georgetown 20-8
Senior Grant Catalino scored five goals and added an assist to lead the No. 3 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 20-8 victory over No. 14 Georgetown in the annual "Battle of the Beltway" Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
#4 Notre Dame @ Penn State
Notre Dame wins 6-2
The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-2 triumph of Penn State on Sunday afternoon at Bigler Field. The Fighting Irish used six different goal scorers to claim their ninth straight victory over the Nittany Lions.
Hobart @ #5 Cornell
Cornell wins 14-9
Junior Rob Pannell had two goals and four assists and Cornell won its 2011 season opener against longtime rival Hobart with a 14-9 victory over the Statesmen on Saturday afternoon on Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red moves to 1-0, while Hobart slipped to 1-1 on the young season.
#7 Princeton @ #8 Hofstra
Hofstra wins 11-9
Senior Jamie Lincoln scored four goals and Stephen Bentz added three to lead the seventh Hofstra Pride to a 11-9 victory over the Princeton Tigers at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Pride, which won their fifth straight regular season game and their ninth straight home game, improve to 3-0 on the young season. The Tigers are 0-1.
Siena at #9 Johns Hopkins
Hopkins blows out Siena 16-6
Ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins got three goals and two assists from both senior attackman Chris Boland and sophomore midfielder John Greeley and nine different players scored for the Blue Jays in a 16-6 win over Siena at Homewood Field Saturday afternoon. JHU improves to 3-0 with the win, while the Saints slip to 1-2.
#10 Duke at Pennsylvania
Penn upsets the Blue Deviles 7-3
For the more than 1,000 people who gathered at Franklin Field on Saturday aftenoon to see defending NCAA champion Duke's first appearance at the venerable stadium, it was a day to remember. Unless you are a Duke fan, of course. In that case, it was a day to forget.