2024 Team 91 in College: April 22 Recap

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That might have been the Game of the Year.

Syracuse got a hat trick and a ground ball from Team 91 2019 Orange and Half Hollow Hills West attackman Christian Mulé and overcame a three-goal deficit in the game’s final eight minutes to knock off Virginia, 18-17.

’22 Smash Michael Leo (St. Anthony’s) also kickstarted the offense with two goals, an assist and a ground ball for the Orange. ‘Cuse also got two ground balls from ’22 Smash Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) and a takeaway and a ground ball from ’20 Crush defenseman Nick Caccamo (Harborfields) in the win.

Siena 14, Mount St. Mary’s 7

’21 Ambush Ryan McCarthy (Northport) was his usual playmaking self for the Saints. He supplied four assists to help Siena clinch their fourth straight playoff bid. The Saints will go into the MAAC tournament as the No. 5 seed. It marked McCarthy’s seventh game this season with three or more assists.

McCarthy also scored once for Siena, which got a pair of assists from ’23 Bandits Nik Barbero (Ward Melville)’20 Crush defenseman Trevor Marsala (Mount Sinai) grabbed a pair of ground balls for the Saints.

Johns Hopkins 7, Maryland 5

’20 Crush SSDM Brett Martin (Half Hollow Hills East) led a superb defensive effort with a caused turnover and elite defense as the Blue Jays clinched the Big Ten regular season title.


’20 Crush goalie Jayson Tingue (Bay Shore) was superb in the Retrievers’ cage. The senior stopped 15 shots and corralled a half-dozen ground balls in the win.

Yale 16, Hofstra 12
Yale 17, Albany 10
Hofstra 20, Hampton 5
Albany 14, Merrimack 8

The Bulldogs collected their sixth and seventh consecutive wins on the back of a combined 18 saves from ’19 White goalie Jared Paquette (West Islip). Paquette made 14 saves and picked up a ground ball against the Pride before stopping four shots in split duty against the Great Danes.

’22 Smash defenseman Patrick Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor) caused three turnovers to go with a ground ball against Albany after a three-ground effort against Hofstra. ’19 Orange defenseman Mikey Alexander (West Islip) snatched up a ground ball against Albany.

’22 Smash Anthony Mollica (Massapequa) netted a hat trick to go with an assist and a ground ball to pace the Pride past Hampton. ’19 Orange Sam Lutfi (Massapequa) scored twice and collected two ground balls in the rout, while ’21 Blaze SSDM Chris Barry (East Meadow) scooped up a trio of ground balls. Barry had a takeaway and a ground ball against the Bulldogs.

’22 Smash Alex Pfeiffer (Sachem North) sniped a pair of goals to get the Great Danes back in the win column against the Warriors. Pfeiffer tallied once against Yale. ’22 Smash defenseman Max Neeson (Pottsgrove, Pa.) snared a trio of ground balls against Merrimack after picking one up against the Bulldogs.

Brown 14, Dartmouth 11

’22 Smash Marcus Wertheim (Smithtown East) helped the Bears to their second straight Ivy win with a pair of assists and three ground balls. ’20 Crush SSDM Kevin Sweeney (Mount Sinai) contributed a pair of ground balls to the win.

’21 Blaze Brandon Ventarola (Trinity-Pawling) scored the first goal of the game for the Big Green. He also tacked on an assist and a takeaway for Dartmouth.

Cornell 15, Harvard 8

’19 Orange faceoff midfielder Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) gave the Big Red a big spark with a 7-for-11, four-ground ball performance at the faceoff stripe. Petrakis also set up a a goal for Cornell, which got a tally from ’21 Blaze Danny Caddigan (Smithtown West).

’19 Orange LSM Greg Campisi (St. Anthony’s) caused a turnover and snagged a ground ball for the Crimson.

Michigan 13, Ohio State 12

’19 Orange Justin Tiernan (Glenn) found the back of the net once and added three ground balls as the Wolverines knocked off their archrivals.

Georgetown 20, St. John’s 6

’22 Smash SSDM James Carretta (Mount Sinai) collected a ground ball as the Hoyas romped.

’19 Orange goalie Kyle Munson (Calhoun) stopped 13 shots to go with three ground balls for the Red Storm. ’20 Orange goalie Ronnie Durante also got some work, with the Lindenhurst alum stopping seven shots to go with a ground ball. ’20 Crush defenseman Jack Schirtzer (Mount Sinai) picked up two ground balls for St. John’s.

Air Force 20, Mercer 5
Jacksonville 10, Air Force 9
Mercer 10, Queens 9

’20 Crush LSM Chris Bardak (St. Anthony’s) led the Falcons’ rout of the Bears with two caused turnovers, an assist and a ground ball.

Bardak then added two ground balls and a takeaway against the Dolphins.

’20 Orange defenseman Colby Suglia (Mattituck) collected a ground ball for the Royals.

Notre Dame 14, North Carolina 6

’23 Bandits Jordan Faison (Pine Crest, Fla.) tallied once and caused a turnover to help the Irish roll.

Marist 14, VMI 10

’21 Blaze defenseman Aiden McCaffrey (Comsewogue) scored his first goal of the season and added two takeaways and three ground balls to lead the Red Foxes to their fourth straight win. ’23 Warriors defenseman Michael Cassano (MacArthur) snared a pair of ground balls in the win.

Manhattan 10, Wagner 5

’19 White Christian Lyons (Syosset) scooped up a ground ball to help the Jaspers lock up the No. 3 seed in the MAAC tournament.

Bryant 17, Binghamton 11

’21 Blaze Matt Keegan highlighted the Bearcats’ offense with three goals to go with two ground balls and a takeaway. ’20 Orange SSDM Trey Sofield (Long Beach) took the ball away once and collected a ground ball as well.

Loyola 12, Navy 10

’20 Crush Xavier Arline (Shoreham-Wading River) paired a goal with an assist for the Midshipmen. ’20 Crush defenseman Nick LiCalzi (South Side) caused a turnover for Navy, which also got a ground ball from ’22 Smash Jack Flaherty (Chaminade).

Penn State 15, Rutgers 9

The ’19 Orange tandem of John Sidorski (East Islip) and James Ringer (Bayport-Blue Point) each had a goal for the Scarlet Knights.

Saint Joseph’s 24, St. Bonaventure 3

’19 White defenseman Alex Keener (Bethpage) picked up a ground ball in the Hawks’ blowout win.

’23 Warriors PJ Shanahan (Bayport-Blue Point) scooped up two ground balls for the Bonnies.

Fairfield 11, Stony Brook 10

’19 Orange LSM Gerald Filardi (Half Hollow Hills West) smashed away a caused turnover and grabbed two ground balls for the Seawolves. ’22 Smash Sean Carlo (Wantagh) doled out an assist.

Division II

Pace 17, American International 14

’21 Ambush Danny Zabbia (Half Hollow Hills West) led the way in a shootout, scoring six times to pace the Setters’ high-flying win. It marked his second six-goal game of the season. He added four ground balls and a takeaway in the win.

Molloy 13, Georgian Court 8
Molloy 19, St. Thomas Aquinas 6

’19 White goalie Christian Michaels (Kings Park) was robust in goal for Molloy. He made a dozen saves to collect the win against Georgian Court, and followed it up with five saves in split duty in a rout.

Division III

Ithaca 12, Cortland 11
Cortland 17, Oneonta 6

’21 Ambush Sam Rothman (Half Hollow Hills East) got the Red Dragons back in the win column with an absurd six-goal, one-assist, three-ground ball effort. ’21 Ambush LSM Conner Gallagher (Northport) supplied four ground balls in the win.

Rothman had two goals and a ground ball against Ithaca. Gallagher engulfed a pair of ground balls.

Merchant Marine 23, Purchase 4
Mount St. Mary 16, St. Joseph’s 2
Merchant Marine 23, St. Joseph’s 5

’23 Warriors defenseman Ryan Thorne (Newfield) had an assist in both games and separated a takeaway and snagged a ground ball against the Golden Eagles.

’19 White Michael Carere (Connetquot) went a combined 27-for-42 at the faceoff stripe for the Golden Eagles. He had an assist against MSM before tallying twice and setting up another against USMMA. Carere racked up 11 ground balls in both games.

RIT 16, Geneseo 8
Geneseo 15, Oswego 6

’21 Ambush goalie Andrew Tittmann (Northport) was stout in goal for Geneseo, making 15 saves in both games. That included four ground balls and a caused turnover against RIT.

Babson 21, Clark 2

’23 Warriors defenseman Chris Trebing (Smithtown East) collected a ground ball in the win.

King’s 18, Fairleigh Dickinson 7

’21 Ambush defenseman Aidan Bonn (Huntington) picked up a quartet of ground balls and dislodged a turnover for FDU.

Elizabethtown 30, Wilkes 5

’20 Orange LSM Matt Warns (Mattituck) took the ball away twice and had four ground balls for Wilkes.

Nazareth 25, Hartwick 9

’20 Orange Nick Cacciola (Shoreham-Wading River) caused a turnover for Hartwick.