2024 Team 91 in College: Feb. 12 Recap

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For an early February game, Xavier Arline sure looked to be in midseason form.

The Team 91 2020 Crush and Shoreham-Wading River alum was at the top of his game for Navy. He tied a career-high with four goals and added a pair of assists as the Mids rolled Hofstra, 16-8.

Arline’s off to a hot start with seven goals and two assists in Navy’s first two games. ’20 Crush defenseman Nick LiCalzi (South Side) led a staunch defensive effort with a ground ball.

Duke 21, High Point 9

Jake Wilson, full-time goal scorer now?

The ’21 Blaze defenseman from Shoreham-Wading River scored for the second straight game to highlight the Blue Devils’ rout. He also chipped in a takeaway and a ground ball.

Defending Tewaaraton winner ’20 Crush Brennan O’Neill was up to his usual tricks, tallying eight points on the strength of six assists and two goals while also adding four ground balls. All-American defenseman ’19 Orange Kenny Brower (Massapequa) led the Duke defense with five ground balls and two caused turnovers. The ’20 Crush / St. Anthony’s tandem of Aidan Danenza (two ground balls) and Andrew McAdorey (one ground ball) both scored.

’19 Orange SSDM Jake Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.) scored once for Duke, which also got a ground ball from ’19 Orange LSM Tyler Carpenter (Salisbury, Conn.).

Syracuse 18, Colgate 10
Syracuse 16, Manhattan 3

The Orange started their week by whacking the upstart Raiders, thanks in large part to a nine-point day from ’22 Smash Joey Spallina. The Mount Sinai product also added three ground balls for ‘Cuse, which got a three-goal, one-assist, one-ground ball day from ’22 Smash Michael Leo (St. Anthony’s).

’19 Orange Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) doled out two assists to go with a goal in the win. ’20 Crush defenseman Nick Caccamo (Harborfields) led the defensive effort with three ground balls and a pair of takeaways. ’23 Bandits SSDM Jake Spallina (Mount Sinai) collected his first career ground ball.

The Orange looked even sharper in their second game of the week. Joey Spallina handed out seven assists to go with three goals, two ground balls and a takeaway. He became the first ‘Cuse player to register 10 points in a game since Ryan Powell did it in 2000. Pretty good company.

’20 Crush Tyler Cordes (Connetquot), Leo and Mulé (two ground balls) each added a goal. Caccamo corralled three ground balls to pace the defense.

Quinnipiac 17, St. John’s 11

’21 Blaze goalie Mason Oak (Comsewogue) played out of his mind in the Bobcats’ cage, denying 19 shots sent his way and collecting two ground balls to open Quinnipiac’s season with a win.

’20 Crush defenseman Jack Schirtzer (Mount Sinai) had a takeaway and grabbed a ground ball for St. John’s. ’19 Orange goalie Kyle Munson (Calhoun) stopped four shots and had three ground balls, while ’20 Orange defenseman Jack McCarthy added a ground ball.

North Carolina 13, Mercer 5

’21 Blaze Johnny Schwarz (Shoreham-Wading River) had a goal and an assist to help the Tar Heels pull away from the Bears.

His twin brother, ’21 Blaze LSM Tyler Schwarz, racked up a pair of ground balls for UNC. ’23 Bandits Owen Duffy (St. Anthony’s) doled out an assist in his collegiate debut.

Marist 17, Bucknell 10

’23 Warriors defenseman Michael Cassano (MacArthur) had himself a debut for the Red Foxes, taking the ball away twice and picking up a ground ball in Marist’s win.

’21 Blaze Aidan McCaffrey (Comsewogue) also registered two takeaways for Marist.

Rutgers 16, Stony Brook 12

’19 Orange John Sidorski (East Islip) paired a goal with an assist to fuel the Scarlet Knights’ win.

’19 Orange Blake Behlen (Commack) handed out three assists for the Seawolves. SBU also got a takeaway from ’19 Orange LSM Gerald Filardi (Half Hollow Hills West).

Lehigh 8, Fairfield 7

’19 Orange Nick Turrini (Calhoun) caused a turnover for the Mountain Hawks.

Denver 11, Air Force 9

’20 Crush LSM Chris Bardak (St. Anthony’s) was once again a force for the Falcons with a goal, four ground balls, two takeaways and a faceoff win.

Virginia 19, Michigan 11

’19 Orange Justin Tiernan (Glenn) racked up his first hat trick as a Wolverine to go with three ground balls and ’19 Orange Justin Brown (Half Hollow Hills West) tacked on a goal.

Jacksonville 9, Binghamton 8

’20 Orange Trey Sofield (Long Beach) gobbled up a trio of ground balls to go with a goal and ’21 Blaze Matt Keegan (Sachem North) scored once and collected a ground ball for the Bearcats.

NJIT 16, Siena 15

’20 Crush defenseman Trevor Marsala (Mount Sinai) grabbed three ground balls and pickpocketed a pair of turnovers for the Saints. ’21 Ambush Ryan McCarthy (Northport) paired a goal and an assist.

Boston University 14, Saint Joseph’s 10

’19 White defenseman Alex Keener (Bethpage) was a force for the Hawks with three takeaways and a ground ball.

Monmouth 14, LIU 10

’21 Blaze Ryan Baudo (St. Anthony’s) caused a turnover and snagged a ground ball for the Sharks.

Bellarmine 13, St. Bonaventure 9

’23 Warriors Patrick Shanahan (Bayport-Blue Point) picked up a ground ball in his college debut.