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Weekly College Roundup: March 28th-April 3rd

April 9, 2016
April has officially arrived. It’s bringing showers (some rain, some snow), upsets, and performances worthy of the Tewaaraton Trophy Award. Yale and Brown continue their undefeated seasons, lacrosse fans everywhere enjoyed the thrilling game from the Tobacco Road Rivalry, and Notre Dame spoiled Syracuse’s 100 years of lacrosse celebration.

Action kicked off Tuesday, but there were no upsets this week for our draftees. No. 5 Maryland defeated Penn 13-8 behind 10 big saves from Kyle Bernlohr (Ohio, 11 th) and six groundballs with two caused turnovers from Greg Danseglio (Atlanta, 19 th). The Terrapins continued the momentum into the weekend and pulled out an 8-7 victory over Michigan in snowy conditions.  Bryan Cole (Ohio, 16 th) led the team with four points (2G, 2A), which included what would be the game-winner with 49 seconds left in regulation. Danseglio added two groundballs and was named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performances during the week. No. 3 Brown easily handled No. 6 Villanova and won 19-8. Jack Kelly (Denver, 57 th) made 10 saves on 18 shots.

Tuft’s  John Uppgreen (Boston, 49 th) filled up the stat sheet in the 15-12 victory over Western New England with two goals, one assist, two groundballs and two caused turnovers. His strong play continued into Saturday when Tufts doubled up on Connecticut College, 24-12. Uppgreen tallied eight points (5G, 3A) and was named the NESCAC Player of the Week. This is the first time Uppgreen has won this award this season and second time in his career.

No. 10 Albany and Harvard met on Wednesday and it went down to the wire before Albany pulled out the 10-9 victory. Blaze Riorden (Rochester, 51 st) made 18 saves on 27 shots. Devin Dwyer (Florida, 46 th) tallied five points and became the first Harvard player to register 50 points in a season since 2012. Albany came out strong on Saturday and beat UMass Lowell 16-9. RIT narrowly beat Middlebury College 11-10. Victory was ensured through Matt Hossack (Denver, 23 rd) and his eight groundballs and a face-off win at the end of the game to guarantee final possession, the lead, and the win.

Johns Hopkins rebounded from their loss to Virginia with a 19-7 win over UMBC. Ryan Brown (Charlotte, 4 th) tallied six points, which included scoring his 22 nd hat trick of his career. He has moved into 4 th place on in Johns Hopkins history for career goal scoring (139) and into 12 th place for career point scoring (182).


Tobacco Road Rivalry
It should come to no surprise that Duke and UNC needed extra time to determine a winner when they met last Friday in Durham. Myles Jones (Atlanta, 1 st) had one of the best games of his career, tallying five goals and six assists to tie the Duke record for points in a game with 11. Steve Pontrello (Florida, 25 th) had his own notable performance for the Tar Heels with a career-high six goals. Jones had the chance to win the game in overtime, but UNC’s Colin Reder made a huge save and Patrick Kelly scored for the Tar Heels, ensuring the 17-16 victory.


Still Undefeated
No. 1 Yale needed overtime and a strong second-half comeback against Penn, but they secured an 11-10 victory to continue their undefeated season. Michael Quinn (Ohio, 8 th) tallied three groundballs and three caused turnovers while Mark Glicini (Chesapeake, 30 th) added four groundballs of his own. Nick Doktor (Charlotte, 18 th) added five points (2G, 3A) and five groundballs in the loss. No. 3 Brown also used a strong second half to remain undefeated with a 19-8 win over Princeton. Brendan Caputo (Charlotte, 26 th) recorded four points (2G, 2A) while Jack Kelly (Denver, 57 th) made another 10 saves. Ryan Ambler (New York, 39 th) added three goals for the Tigers in defeat.


Fighting Irish Overtake the Orange
No. 2 Notre Dame came into the Carrier Dome and handed No. 7 Syracuse their most one-sided home defeat in 29 years. On a day Syracuse was celebrating the 100 th Anniversary of Lacrosse, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Matt Kavanagh (Denver, 5 th) recorded a career-high nine points (3G, 6A) to lead the Fighting Irish to a 17-7 victory. Matt Landis (Florida, 3 rd) added four groundballs on the day. Dylan Donahue (Charlotte, 2 nd) only tallied one goal on the day, but the lone goal made him Syracuse’s 17 th player to record 200 points in his career.

One-Point Games
Many teams and draftees found themselves in tight one-goal contests this past weekend. Joseph Radin (Charlotte, 45 th) led Marist with four goals in their fourth overtime game of the season, but they fell 7-8 to Quinnipiac. Shane Morrell (Charlotte, 63 rd) led Bryant with six points (4G, 2A) in a tight 13-12 win over Robert Morris. Gunnar Waldt (Florida, 28 th) added 11 saves. Despite Austin Schultz (Rochester, 62 nd) leading the defensive unit for No. 15 Army with two groundballs and four caused turnovers, the Black Knights were upset 8-7 by Bucknell. Alex Spring (Florida, 64 th) tallied seven groundballs in the win.


Notable Upsets
No. 15 Army wasn’t the only team to experience an upset at the hand of an unranked program. No. 6 Villanova suffered their second loss of the week to Marquette and their strong defensive play. BJ Grill (Denver, 40 th) and Liam Brynes (Florida, 25 th) combined for seven groundballs while Jacob Richard (New York, 35 th) tallied one goal, one caused turnover, and five groundballs in the 11-3 victory. Prior to this game, Richard was name the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his previous performances for the first time in his career. Despite Ryan Brown (Charlotte, 4 th) recording his 23 rd career hat trick and four goals on the day, No. 9 Johns Hopkins fell 9-16 to Rutgers. Scott Bieda (New York, 70 th) talied six points (3G, 3A) in the win. 


The right kind of “streaky” play
Joseph Radin (Marist | Charlotte, 45 th)- point scoring streak extended to 24 games 
Scott Bieda (Rutgers | New York, 70 th)- point scoring streak extended to 30 games 
Devin Dwyer (Harvard | Florida, 46 th)- point scoring streak is extended to 43 games
Ryan Brown (Johns Hopkins | Charlotte, 4 th)- point scoring streak extended to 43 games
Myles Jones (Duke | Atlanta, 1 st)- point scoring streak extended to 47 games
Dylan Donahue (Syracuse | Charlotte, 2 nd)- goal scoring streak extended to 33 games; point streak extended to 47 games


Career-best performances || Record book performances 
John Uppgreen (Tufts | Boston, 49 th)- tallied eight points (5G, 3A) in 24-12 win over Connecticut College and became Tuft’s program’s all-time leader scorer with 327 career points (187G, 140A)
Challen Rogers (Stony Brook | Boston, 32 nd)- posted a career-high five assists in 16-6 win over Lehigh; has
moved past Kevin Crowley ’11 into 3 rd place in school history with 106 career assists
James Pannell (Virginia | New York, 24 th)- scored four goals in 19-4 win against VMI to surpass the 100 career points plateau
Myles Jones (Duke | Atlanta, 1 st)- tied the Duke record for points in a game with 11 in the 16-17 OT loss to UNC; this is the first time this has happened since Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani did so in 2010
Steve Pontrello (North Carolina | Florida, 25 th)- tallied a career-high six goals in 17-16 OT win over Duke
Kyle Bernlohr (Maryland | Ohio, 11 th)- matched a career- high 12 saves in 8-7 win over Michigan
Scott Bieda (Rutgers | New York, 70 th)- recorded three goals and three assists and moved into 9 th place all time in Rutgers history for assists (88 career assists)
TJ Neubauer (Fairfield | Rochester, 34 th)- has become the 5 th Stag to reach the 100 goal mark; tied for 4 th all-time in history
Sal Tuttle (Adelphi | Rochester, 69 th)- tallied a career-high 10 points (6G, 4A) in 14-18 loss to Merrimack; this marks the second time Tuttle has posted 10 points this season
Matt Kavanagh (Notre Dame | Denver, 5 th)- recorded a career high nine points (3G, 6A) in 17-7 win over Syracuse
Dylan Donahue (Syracuse | Charlotte, 2 nd)- became program’s 17 th player to record 200 points in his career

In the Habit of Winning 

>> Yale starts their season 8-0 for the first time since 1990. 
>> RIT has won 50 straight regular season games dating back to the 2013 season


Notable upcoming matchups 

No. 4 Denver @ No. 18 Villanova 

Noon ET

Saturday, April 9 

No. 2 Brown @ Penn

Noon ET

Saturday, April 9 

No. 3 Yale @ Dartmouth      

1 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 9

No. 16 Johns Hopkins vs. Ohio State

2 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 9

Harvard @ Cornell  

3 p.m. ET 

Saturday, April 29

No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 13 Duke  

Noon ET 

Sunday, April 10 

No. 11 North Carolina vs. No. 20 Virginia 

2 p.m. ET 

Sunday, April 10 

No. 5 Maryland @ No. 14 Penn State  

7 p.m. ET 

Sunday, April 10