2024 Team 91 in College: April 29 Recap

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Danny Caddigan made sure Cornell ended up back on top.

The Team 91 2021 Blaze and Smithtown West product buried a hat trick as the Big Red toppled Dartmouth, 15-10, to clinch the Ivy League regular-season championship.

Caddigan’s hat trick was his third of the season and first since February, and he also tacked on a ground ball. ’19 Orange faceoff midfielder Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) won three faceoffs and scooped up his own ground ball on two of them.

Cornell takes on No. 4 Penn in the Ivy semis on Friday night.

’21 Blaze Brandon Ventarola (Trinity-Pawling) led the way for Dartmouth with two goals, an assist and a quartet of ground balls.

Michigan 15, Ohio State 9

’19 Orange Justin Tiernan (Glenn) only needed one season to leave his mark on the Wolverine record book. Tiernan bagged a hat trick – his 10th of the season – to set Michigan’s single-season goals record with 47 as Michigan topped its archrival for the second time in a week.

The Wolverines move on to face Johns Hopkins in the Big Ten semifinals Thursday.

Notre Dame 11, Virginia 9

’23 Bandits Jordan Faison (Pine Crest, Fla.) found the back of the net once to help the Irish finish an undefeated jaunt through the ACC regular-season schedule.

The two teams play again Friday in the ACC semifinals.

Navy 13, Bucknell 12

’20 Crush Xavier Arline (Shoreham-Wading River) burned the Bison for a hat trick, an assist and a ground ball as the Midshipmen won in overtime. ’22 Smash Jack Flaherty (Chaminade) scored once, set up two more goals and grabbed a ground ball in the win. Navy also got a takeaway from ’20 Crush defenseman Nick LiCalzi (South Side).

The Midshipmen square off with Loyola in the Patriot League quarterfinals Tuesday.

Albany 18, Binghamton 10

’22 Smash defenseman Max Neeson (Pottsgrove, Pa.) collected two ground balls and took the ball away once to help the Great Danes win their first America East regular-season title since 2018. ’22 Smash Alex Pfeiffer (Sachem North) collected a pair of ground balls in the win. Albany opens the America East tournament by hosting No. 4 Merrimack on Thursday night.

’21 Blaze Matt Keegan (Sachem North) fired home four goals and snagged two ground balls for the Bearcats, who also got three ground balls and a caused turnover from ’20 Orange SSDM Trey Sofield (Long Beach).

Air Force 14, Robert Morris 11

’20 Crush LSM Chris Bardak (St. Anthony’s) cleaned up the middle of the field for the Falcons yet again. This time, he finished with five ground balls, a pair of caused turnovers and an assist as Air Force won for the eighth time in nine games.

Bryant 10, Brown 7
Harvard 11, Brown 10

’23 Bandits Jack Speidell (St. Anthony’s) capped his freshman campaign with his first two-goal game of the season to lead the Crimson past the Bears. Speidell also chipped in an assist, three ground balls and a takeaway for his best game of the season. ’19 Orange LSM Greg Campisi (St. Anthony’s) had a pair of ground balls for Harvard.

’22 Smash Marcus Wertheim (Smithtown East) posted matching two-goal, one-assist efforts for Brown while also supplying a combined four ground balls and a caused turnover. ’20 Crush SSDM Kevin Sweeney (Mount Sinai) picked up two ground balls against Bryant before recording three against Harvard.

North Carolina 15, Duke 12

’20 Crush Aidan Danenza (St. Anthony’s) led the Blue Devils with a hat trick, an assist and a ground ball. ’20 Crush Andrew McAdorey (St. Anthony’s) added a goal, two ground balls and a takeaway, while ’20 Crush and reigning Tewaaraton winner Brennan O’Neill recorded a pair of goals, an assist and a ground ball.

Duke also got a takeaway from ’21 Blaze defenseman Jake Wilson (Shoreham-Wading River) and a ground ball from ’19 Orange LSM Tyler Carpenter (Salisbury, Conn.).

Duke takes on No. 3 Syracuse in the ACC tournament semifinals Friday night.

Hofstra 11, Stony Brook 9

’22 Smash Anthony Mollica (Massapequa) lifted the Pride in The Long Island Rivalry with a hat trick, an assist, two ground balls and a caused turnover.

’19 Orange Sam Lutfi (Massapequa) scored once and ’21 Blaze SSDM Chris Barry (East Meadow) snatched up four ground balls for the Pride, which won the rivalry game on the road for the first time since 2018.

Siena 12, Marist 9

’21 Ambush Ryan McCarthy (Northport) netted two goals, including an absurd around-the-world finish on the crease, to boost the Saints. McCarthy also chipped in an assist and two ground balls in the win. ’20 Crush defenseman Trevor Marsala (Mount Sinai) added two ground balls and a takeaway to lead the defense.

’21 Blaze defenseman Aiden McCaffrey (Comsewogue) caused a turnover to set the Red Foxes’ program record for most career caused turnovers… in just two seasons. McCaffrey also added a trio of ground balls for Marist, which also got two ground balls from ’23 Warriors defenseman Michael Cassano (MacArthur).

Manhattan 14, Quinnipiac 13

’19 White Christian Lyons (Syosset) snatched up two ground balls to lift the Jaspers past the Bobcats in the MAAC tournament.

’21 Blaze goalie Mason Oak (Comsewogue) capped his incredible junior season with 11 saves for Quinnipiac. ’20 Orange defenseman Kyle Connor (Sachem East) took the ball away once, ’23 Warriors Nick Meoni (Sachem North) added two ground balls and ’23 Warriors Cole Marsala (Mount Sinai) picked up a ground ball.

Saint Joseph’s 10, Richmond 9

’19 White LSM Alex Keener (Bethpage) scored once and also took the ball away once to help the Hawks win the Atlantic 10 regular-season title. The win marked the Hawks’ 25th straight conference victory.

Princeton 15, Yale 8

’19 Orange defenseman Mikey Alexander (West Islip) corralled a pair of ground balls for the Bulldogs. Yale also got five saves, a takeaway and a ground ball in one half from ’19 White goalie Jared Paquette (West Islip). The Tigers and Bulldogs will have a rematch in Friday’s Ivy League semifinals.

Lehigh 13, Lafayette 12

’19 Orange Nick Turrini (Calhoun) recorded a pair of ground balls as the Mountain Hawks edged their rivals.

Hobart 11, St. Bonaventure 10

’19 White defenseman Vincent Orlando (Bayport-Blue Point) picked up a ground ball to help the Statesmen finish their season with a win.

’23 Warriors PJ Shanahan (Bayport-Blue Point) finished his strong freshman season with two goals, an assist and four ground balls for the Bonnies.

Providence 16, St. John’s 13

’19 Orange goalie Kyle Munson (Calhoun) stopped a dozen shots and collected a ground ball for the Red Storm. ’20 Orange defenseman Jack McCarthy (Connetquot) caused a turnover, while St. John’s also got a ground ball from ’20 Crush defenseman Jack Schirtzer (Mount Sinai).

Penn State 14, Rutgers 8

’19 Orange James Ringer (Bayport-Blue Point) put up a goal and a ground ball for the Scarlet Knights, who also got a goal from ’19 Orange John Sidorski (East Islip).

Vermont 15, UMBC 13

’20 Crush goalie Jayson Tingue (Bay Shore) stopped eight shots to go with four ground balls and a takeaway for the Retrievers. The two teams reconvene Thursday in the America East playoffs.

Division II

Saint Anselm 13, Pace 7
Pace 16, Assumption 8

’21 Ambush Danny Zabbia (Half Hollow Hills West) helped Pace set up a rematch with Saint Anselm in the Northeast 10 semifinals by virtue of his three-goal, two-assist, three-ground ball day.

Earlier in the week, Zabbia tallied twice and added two ground balls. He locked up his second straight 40-goal season.

Wilmington 18, Molloy 15

’19 White goalie Christian Michaels (Kings Park) denied 10 shots fired his way and also snagged a pair of ground balls for Molloy.

Division III

Cortland 20, Oswego 6
Cortland 17, New Paltz 6

’21 Ambush Sam Rothman (Half Hollow Hills East) continued his outstanding junior season with four goals, two assists, a ground ball and a takeaway against Oswego. He followed it up with two more goals and four ground balls as the Red Dragons won for the sixth time in seven games.

’21 Ambush LSM Conner Gallagher (Northport) racked up four ground balls in each of the two games. He also added a caused turnover against New Paltz. ’21 Ambush defenseman Logan Schanars (Half Hollow Hills East) secured a ground ball in the second win. Cortland takes on Potsdam in the SUNYAC semifinals on Wednesday.

Geneseo 12, Brockport 5
Genseo 20, Plattsburgh 3

’21 Ambush goalie Andrew Tittmann (Northport) backstopped Oswego to a pair of wins with 13 and two saves, respectively. He didn’t give up a goal in split duty against Plattsburgh. ’21 Ambush goalie Wes Ralph (Harborfields) picked up a ground ball against the Cardinals. Geneseo takes on Oswego on Wednesday in the SUNYAC semifinals.

Hartwick 16, Sage 7

’20 Varsity defenseman Nick Cacciola (Shoreham-Wading River) went off for Hartwick with a ludicrous six-caused turnover, three-ground ball, one-assist day. Hartwick takes on St. John Fisher on Wednesday in the Empire 8 tournament.

Mt. St. Vincent 18, St. Joseph’s 9

’19 White Michael Carere (Connetquot) had another completely ridiculous stat line for the Golden Eagles. He scored three times, added four assists, won 14 of 23 faceoffs, collected 16 ground balls and caused a turnover for St. Joseph’s.

Catholic 24, Wilkes 6

’20 Orange LSM Matt Warns (Mattituck) was disruptive for Wilkes, taking the ball away twice and snatching up five ground balls.