2024 Team 91 in College: March 11 Recap

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Machado Rodriguez and Yale made sure Denver‘s time as the No. 1 team in the country didn’t last long.

The Team 91 2021 Blaze and Chaminade alum won 14 of 21 faceoffs, grabbed nine ground balls and set up a goal to help the Bulldogs upend the Pios, 15-13.

Rodriguez tied a career high with his 14 wins and recorded a point for the third time in Yale’s four games. ’19 White goalie Jared Paquette (West Islip) was stout in the cage with 11 saves and three ground balls.

’22 Smash defenseman Patrick Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor) vacuumed up three ground balls for Yale, while ’19 Orange defenseman Mikey Alexander (West Islip) paired a caused turnover with a ground ball.

Syracuse 14, Johns Hopkins 13

A top-10 battle between two storied rivals? Seems like a great time for a pair of Team 91 alums to shine.

’22 Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) scored twice and set up three more goals and ’19 Orange Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) snapped home a hat trick for the Orange.

Spallina, who leads all Division I scorers by a whopping 10 points, also had a trio of ground balls. ’22 Smash Michael Leo (St. Anthony’s) scored a ludicrous behind-the-back goal to go with a ground ball.

’20 Crush All-American SSDM Brett Martin (Half Hollow Hills East) took the ball away once to go with three ground balls for the Blue Jays.

North Carolina 21, Hofstra 9

Back on Long Island, back to filling up the stat sheet. ’23 Bandits Owen Duffy (St. Anthony’s) rang up four goals and five assists for a career-best nine points to fuel the Tar Heels’ rout.

’21 Blaze Johnny Schwarz (Shoreham-Wading River) caused two turnovers to go with a ground ball. His twin, ’21 Blaze LSM Tyler, had a takeaway for Carolina.

’19 Orange Sam Lutfi (Massapequa) paced the Pride with two goals. ’21 Blaze SSDM Chris Barry (East Meadow) contributed a pair of ground balls.

Duke 16, Loyola 10

’20 Crush Brennan O’Neill (St. Anthony’s) was his usual dominant self for the Blue Devils. The reigning Tewaaraton winner scored four times, set up another goal and added two ground balls for Duke. All-American defenseman ’19 Orange Kenny Brower (Massapequa) twice took the ball away and corralled two ground balls.

’20 Crush Aidan Danenza (St. Anthony’s) popped two goals for Duke for his third multi-goal game in the past four contests. ’20 Crush Andrew McAdorey (St. Anthony’s) tallied once to go with a ground ball, while ’19 Orange SSDM Jake Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.) had a takeaway and a ground ball.

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

Quinnipiac 14, Canisius 7

’21 Blaze goalie Mason Oak (Comsewogue), Division I’s leader in save percentage, continued his incredible season with a 16-save outing to keep the Bobcats perfect.

’23 Warriors Cole Marsala (Mount Sinai) chipped in a ground ball for Quinnipiac.

Albany 14, Hobart 10

’22 Smash Alex Pfeiffer (Sachem North) bagged a pair of goals to fuel the Great Danes’ win. ’22 Smash defenseman Max Neeson (Pottsgrove, Pa.) headlined the defense with two ground balls and a takeaway.

’18 defenseman Vincent Orlando (Bayport-Blue Point) caused a turnover and grabbed a ground ball for the Statesmen.

Binghamton 13, Mount St. Mary’s 12
St. John’s 12, Binghamton 6

’21 Blaze Matt Keegan (Sachem North) went off for five goals, including the game-tying goal with 17 seconds left in regulation, to help the Bearcats topple the Mount. Keegan also chipped in an assist, a takeaway three ground balls. ’20 Orange Trey Sofield (Long Beach) bagged a ground ball for Bingo.

’19 Orange goalie Kyle Munson (Calhoun) was exceptional in the Red Storm cage, stopping 15 of 21 shots on goal and snagging seven ground balls to go with a caused turnover in the St. John’s win. ’20 Crush defenseman Jack Schirtzer (Mount Sinai) and ’20 Orange defenseman Jack McCarthy (Connetquot) each took the ball away twice to fuel a stingy St. John’s defense.

Harvard 13, Michigan 11

’23 Bandits Jackson Greene (St. Anthony’s) fired home two goals for his first career multi-goal game and also chipped in an assist as the Crimson picked up a win over a ranked opponent. ’19 Orange LSM Greg Campisi (St. Anthony’s) snatched up a ground ball and led a Harvard defense that only ceded two first-half goals.

’19 Orange Justin Tiernan (John Glenn) paired two goals with an assist to go with a ground ball for the Wolverines. ’20 Crush LSM Trevor Kessel (Shoreham-Wading River) caused a turnover.

Penn 11, Villanova 8

’23 Bandits Leo Hoffman (Brunswick, Conn.) paired a goal with an assist to help the Quakers win.

Notre Dame 13, Ohio State 10

’23 Bandits Jordan Faison (Pine Crest, Fla.) continued his great freshman campaign with a goal and a ground ball as the Irish topped the Buckeyes.

Stony Brook 15, Dartmouth 12
Providence 13, Stony Brook 12

’20 Crush SSDM Dane Reda (Mattituck) gobbled up a pair of ground balls in both games for the Seawolves.

’21 Blaze Brandon Ventarola (Trinity-Pawling) snatched up two ground balls for the Big Green.

Rutgers 17, Detroit Mercy 5
Princeton 14, Rutgers 8

’19 Orange John Sidorski (East Islip) led the blowout with two goals and an assist, while ’19 Orange James Ringer (Bayport-Blue Point) scored twice and snagged three ground balls. Sidorski also chipped in a ground ball against the Tigers.

Saint Joseph’s 15, Drexel 6

’19 White defenseman Alex Keener (Bethpage) was excellent for the Hawks with three ground balls and a takeaway.

Cleveland State 10, St. Bonaventure 8

’23 Warriors PJ Shanahan (Bayport-Blue Point) snapped home his second straight hat trick to go with an assist and two ground balls for the Bonnies.

Wagner 9, Marist 8

’21 Blaze defenseman Aiden McCaffrey (Comsewogue) had a pair of ground balls and a takeaway for Marist. The Red Foxes also got a ground ball and a takeaway from ’23 Warriors defenseman Michael Cassano (MacArthur).

Maryland 14, Brown 13

’22 Smash Marcus Wertheim (Smithtown East) tallied once to go with a ground ball and ’20 Crush SSDM Kevin Sweeney (Mount Sinai) also scored once for the Bears.

Penn State 20, Cornell 9

’21 Blaze Danny Caddigan (Smithtown West) buried a goal for the Big Red and ’19 Orange Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) won six faceoffs and took the ball away once.

Lehigh 12, Navy 10

’20 Crush defenseman Nick LiCalzi (South Side) and ’20 Crush Xavier Arline (Shoreham-Wading River) each had a ground ball for the Midshipmen.

Sacred Heart 18, Siena 8

’23 Bandits Nik Barbero (Ward Melville) found the back of the net for the first time in his career. ’20 Crush defenseman Cole Marsala (Mount Sinai) dislodged a turnover, while ’21 Ambush Ryan McCarthy (Northport) doled out an assist and grabbed a ground ball for the Saints.

Richmond 13, UMBC 4

’20 Crush goalie Jayson Tingue (Bay Shore) stopped 14 shots and picked up a ground ball for the Retrievers.

Division II

Molloy 13, Bridgeport 2

’19 White goalie Christian Michaels (Kings Park) was brilliant for the Lions, denying 13 of the 15 shots on cage to go with a ground ball in the win.

Pace 18, Georgian Court 5
Pace 12, Chestnut Hill 3

’21 Ambush Danny Zabbia (Half Hollow Hills West) combined for six goals and an assist to pace a pair of Pace blowouts. Zabbia finished off the week with four goals against Chestnut Hill after scoring twice and setting up another against Georgian Court. He chipped in a ground ball and a takeaway in the opener and also added a caused turnover against Chestnut Hill.

Division III

Cabrini 12, Cortland 11

’21 Ambush Sam Rothman (Half Hollow Hills East) carried Cortland offensively with three goals, an assist, two ground balls and a takeaway.

’21 Ambush defenseman Conner Gallagher (Northport) snagged four ground balls and took the ball away twice. ’21 Ambush defenseman Logan Schanars (Half Hollow Hills East) scooped up four ground balls.

St. Lawrence 16, Geneseo 5
Geneseo 9, Clarkson 8

’21 Ambush goalie Wes Ralph (Harborfields) stopped 11 shots and had two ground balls for Geneseo against SLU. ’21 Ambush goalie Andrew Tittmann (Northport) stopped a shot in relief. Tittmann secured the win over Clarkson with 10 saves to go with a ground ball and a takeaway.

Haverford 24, Fairleigh-Dickinson 5

’21 Ambush defenseman Aidan Bonn (Huntington) fired home his first career goal to go with two ground balls for FDU.

Oneonta 16, Hartwick 9

’20 Varsity defenseman Nick Cacciola (Shoreham-Wading River) bagged up three ground balls for Hartwick.

Saint Joseph 17, St. Joseph’s 4

’19 White Michael Carere (Connetquot) won 17 of 23 faceoffs for the Golden Eagles. He also tacked on 10 ground balls and a pair of assists.

Lebanon Valley 10, Wilkes 7

’20 Orange LSM Matt Warns (Mattituck) handed out an assist to go with a takeaway and two ground balls for Wilkes.