2024 Team 91 in College: March 18 Recap

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Michael Cassano has made his mark early on in his Marist career as a shutdown defender with a penchant for also taking the ball away.

As it turns out, the Team 91 2023 Warriors defenseman is also a pretty good shooter. The lefty hammered home his first two career goals and also had another caused turnover to help the Red Foxes topple Canisius, 20-16.

Seven games into his Marist career, the MacArthur product has eight ground balls, seven caused turnovers and those two goals. ’21 Blaze defenseman Aiden McCaffrey (Comsewogue) took the ball away twice and added a ground ball for Marist.

Yale 17, Harvard 15

’21 Blaze Machado Rodriguez (Chaminade) was red-hot yet again, winning 24 of 34 faceoffs to go with a ludicrous 20 ground balls to help the Bulldogs toppled their archrival.

’19 White goalie Jared Paquette (West Islip) stopped nine shots and corralled a ground ball. ’22 Smash defenseman Patrick Pisano (Cold Spring Harbor) took the ball away three times and picked up a ground ball for the Bulldogs.

’19 Orange LSM Greg Campisi (St. Anthony’s) hammered away a pair of turnovers and picked up a ground ball for the Crimson.

Duke 21, Providence 6
Duke 12, Richmond 3

’19 Orange LSM Tyler Carpenter (Salisbury, Conn.) put on a show as the Duke defense shined bright in two games. Carpenter led the way in a ranked win over the Spiders with five ground balls and three takeaways on the heels of a three-ground ball, one caused turnover day. ’21 Blaze defenseman Jake Wilson (Shoreham-Wading River) was also a force with two ground balls in both games to go with a pair of takeaways against Providence. ’19 Orange defenseman Kenny Brower (Massapequa) and ’19 Orange SSDM Jake Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.) posted matching one-ground ball, one-takeaway efforts while Caputo also added a ground ball in the second game.

Reigning Tewaaraton winner ’20 Crush Brennan O’Neill (St. Anthony’s) combined for 10 points on a pair of five-point days. He scored three goals and added two assists and a ground ball against Richmond after two goals and three assists, a ground ball and a takeaway against the Friars. ’20 Crush Aidan Danenza (St. Anthony’s) buried a hat trick in the opener and doled out an assist against Providence. ’20 Crush Andrew McAdorey (St. Anthony’s) sparked the Duke offense in the second game with two goals and an assist.

’21 Blaze Chris Simonton (Ward Melville) bagged a goal for the Friars.

Albany 19, UMass-Lowell 8

’23 Warriors James Reid canned both of his shots to ring up his first two career goals to fuel the Albany rout. ’22 Smash Alex Pfeiffer (Sachem North) fired home a goal and gobbled up a ground ball, while ’22 Smash defenseman Max Neeson (Pottsgrove, Pa.) picked up a ground ball and led a stingy defensive effort from the Great Danes.

Syracuse 14, Delaware 6

’22 Smash Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) keyed the Orange offense with four assists, a goal and a ground ball, while ’19 Orange Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) chipped in a goal, an assist, a takeaway and a ground ball for Syracuse.

’23 Bandits SSDM Jake Spallina (Mount Sinai) took the ball away once and added a ground ball for the Orange, which also got a goal from ’22 Smash Michael Leo (St. Anthony’s)’20 Crush defenseman Nick Caccamo (Harborfields) and ’23 Bandits Tyler McCarthy (Connetquot) each grabbed a ground ball in the win.

Notre Dame 19, Michigan 9

’23 Bandits Jordan Faison (Pine Crest, Fla.) picked up his third hat trick of the season to help the Fighting Irish roll.

’19 Justin Tiernan (John Glenn) continued his fantastic season with four more goals for the Wolverines.

North Carolina 18, Wagner 4
North Carolina 12, Stony Brook 8

’23 Bandits Owen Duffy (St. Anthony’s) made sure Carolina’s spring break trip went off without a hitch by going off for five goals, an assist and five ground balls against the Seahawks before posting a four-goal, one-assist, one-ground ball day against the Seawolves.

’21 Blaze LSM Tyler Schwarz (Shoreham-Wading River) caused a turnover in both games for the Heels, and also added a ground ball against Wagner. His twin, Johnny, had two ground balls in the opener and tagged the Seawolves for a pair of assists.

’20 Crush SSDM Dane Reda (Mattituck) scooped up a ground ball after causing a turnover for the Seawolves.

St. Bonaventure 12, Canisius 8
Quinnipiac 14, Canisius 8

’23 Warriors PJ Shanahan (Bayport-Blue Point) went off yet again for the Bonnies, tagging Canisius with his third straight hat trick to go with an assist and five ground balls.

’21 Blaze Mason Oak (Comsewogue) was lights-out yet again for the Bobcats, stopping 14 shots and collecting a ground ball as Quinnipiac stayed unbeaten. ’23 Warriors Cole Marsala (Mount Sinai) found the back of the net for the first time in his career, and ’23 Warriors Nick Meoni (Sachem North) took the ball away once and grabbed a ground ball.

UMBC 13, Bryant 12

’20 Crush goalie Jayson Tingue (Bay Shore) stopped 14 shots, including two in overtime, and also picked off a pass and grabbed three ground balls as UMBC won in overtime.

Air Force 14, Queens 10

’20 Crush LSM Chris Bardak (St. Anthony’s) dominated for the Falcons. He snatched up seven ground balls, took the ball away once and handed out an assist as Air Force won its ASUN opener.

’20 Orange defenseman Colby Suglia (Mattituck) was a force for Queens with three takeaways and two ground balls.

Cornell 15, Princeton 14

’21 Blaze Danny Caddigan (Smithtown West) caused a turnover to help the Big Red topple the Tigers.

Navy 10, Johns Hopkins 9

’20 Crush defenseman Nick LiCalzi (South Side) led the staunch Midshipmen’s defense with three ground balls and a takeaway as Navy picked up a top-1o win. ’20 Crush attackman Xavier Arline (Shoreham-Wading River) paired a goal with an assist, with two ground balls to boot, for Navy.

’20 Crush SSDM Brett Martin (Half Hollow Hills East) snared a ground ball for the Blue Jays.

Siena 11, VMI 8

’20 Crush defenseman Trevor Marsala (Mount Sinai) recorded his third game of at least three caused turnovers with a trio of takeaways to help the Saints to a win. ’21 Ambush Ryan McCarthy (Northport) dished out an assist and scored once to go with a ground ball to pace the offense.

Dartmouth 11, Vermont 10

’21 Blaze Brandon Ventarola (Trinity-Pawling) set up a goal to help the Big Green pick up the win.

LIU 13, Mount St. Mary’s 6

’21 Blaze defenseman AJ Volkmann (Mount Sinai) trapped three ground balls and took the ball away once to pace the Sharks’ defense en route to a fifth consecutive win. ’21 Blaze SSDM Ryan Baudo (St. Anthony’s) picked up two ground balls to go with a takeaway.

Penn 11, Brown 6

’22 Smash Marcus Wertheim (Smithtown East) paired a goal with an assist to go with a ground ball for the Bears. ’20 Crush SSDM Kevin Sweeney (Mount Sinai) snared two ground balls for Brown.

Fairfield 12, Hofstra 11

’19 Orange Sam Lutfi (Massapequa) zipped home four goals and ’21 Blaze SSDM Chris Barry (East Meadow) grabbed a ground ball for the Pride.

Merrimack 10, Binghamton 9

’21 Blaze Matt Keegan (Sachem North) tallied once and caused a turnover for the Bearcats.

Boston University 12, Loyola 10

’22 Smash Brady West (South Side) hammered home his first career goal for the Greyhounds.

Army 18, Lehigh 12

’19 Orange Nick Turrini (Calhoun) vacuumed up five ground balls for the Mountain Hawks.

Saint Joseph’s 15, St. John’s 8

’19 Orange goalie Kyle Munson (Calhoun) stopped 11 shots, while ’20 Crush defenseman Jack Schirtzer (Mount Sinai) and ’20 Orange defenseman Jack McCarthy (Connetquot) each caused a turnover for the Johnnies.

Sacred Heart 14, Manhattan 12

’19 White Christian Lyons (Syosset) gobbled up two ground balls for the Jaspers.

Division II

Pace 20, Saint Rose 8

’21 Ambush Danny Zabbia (Half Hollow Hills West) ran the Pace offense to perfection with five assists, two goals, two ground balls and a takeaway.

Chestnut Hill 11, Molloy 7
Molloy 23, D’Youville 10

’19 White goalie Christian Michaels (Kings Park) stopped nine shots against Chestnut Hill, then turned in 10 stops to go with four ground balls and two takeaways before exiting early in the blowout win.

Wingate 21, Tusculum 5

’19 White Marc Cottage (Smithtown West) grabbed a ground ball in Wingate’s rout.

Division III

Cortland 12, Illinois Wesleyan 9
Muhlenberg 12, Cortland 10

’21 Ambush Sam Rothman (Half Hollow Hills East) continued his outstanding season with five goals, an assist with two caused turnovers in Cortland’s win. He also fired home a hat trick against the Mules. ’21 Ambush defenseman Logan Schanars (Half Hollow Hills East) picked up two ground balls and swiped away two turnovers.

RPI 18, Vassar 10

’21 Ambush Trey Berry (Chaminade) paired a goal with an assist to help RPI win going away.

Salisbury 16, Geneseo 6
Geneseo 17, Maritime 11

’21 Ambush Andrew Tittmann (Northport) stopped 13 shots against top-ranked Salisbury. He followed it up with 14 saves, two ground balls and a takeaway to help the Knights get back into the win column.

Wilkes 9, Alvernia 7
Hood 12, Wilkes 8

’20 Orange defenseman Matt Warns (Mattituck) was strong as usual for Wilkes, including a six-ground ball, one caused turnover day to lead the win over Alvernia. He also chipped in two ground balls against Hood.

Hartwick 15, Mount St. Mary’s 2
Clarkson 19, Hartwick 7

’20 Varsity defenseman Nick Cacciola (Shoreham-Wading River) combined for seven ground balls and a takeaway as Hartwick split its week.

Immaculata 11, Fairleigh Dickinson 10

’21 Ambush defenseman Aidan Bonn (Huntington) grabbed a whopping seven ground balls for FDU.

Sage 16, Saint Joseph’s 3

’19 White Michael Carere (Connetquot) won nine faceoffs, picked up 11 ground balls and handed out an assist for the Golden Eagles.


Keiser 23, Montreat 8
Keiser 27, Ottawa 8

’19 White James MacGilvray (Bellport) led the Keiser onslaught with two goals and three ground balls in the opener and a goal against Ottawa.