That’s certainly one way to start your college career.
Team 91 2019 Orange alum Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) scored his first career college goal on a slick behind-the-back shot and added two more goals as Lehigh upended Utah, 16-11. Mulé also picked up a ground ball in the win.
He was far from the only Team 91 alum to make an impact, though. ’18 defenseman Anthony Tangredi (Chaminade) corralled a whopping seven ground balls to go along with three caused turnovers for the Mountain Hawks, while ’19 Orange John Sidorski (East Islip) recorded an assist, a caused turnover and two ground balls.
Duke 17, High Point 8
’19 Orange Kenny Brower (Massapequa) was a beast on the back end for the Blue Devils, forcing two turnovers and grabbing four ground balls, while ’17 Cameron Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) scored twice to go with a ground ball and a caused turnover. ’18 Owen Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.) set up a goal and also scored one while also collecting a ground ball, ’19 Orange Connor Drake (Salisbury, Conn.) dished out an assist and ’18 Jordan Ginder (Brunswick, Conn.) won nine faceoffs to go with six ground balls.
Hofstra 21, Wagner 11
’16 Ryan Tierney (Massapequa) unsurprisingly went off for the Pride, bagging a hat trick, an assist, four ground balls and a caused turnover, and ’19 Orange Sam Lutfi (Massapequa) made an instant impact by handing out three assists to go with a goal and a ground ball as the Pride hammered Wagner. ’16 Riley Forte (Half Hollow Hills West) added a goal for Hofstra, while ’16 Bobby Casey (Wantagh) stopped eight shots to collect the win.
2Q (12:42): Penn State 5, Villanova 4
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Penn State 19, Villanova 10
’16 Mac O’Keefe (Syosset) was back to his old tricks for the Nittany Lions, ripping home four goals to go with three assists and three ground balls as Penn State tamed the Wildcats.
Virginia 12, Loyola 9
’16 Ian Laviano (Cold Spring Harbor) picked up where he left off last year with two goals and an assist as the defending national champs toppled Loyola.
Rutgers 17, St. John’s 10
Fresh off of collecting his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor, ’18 Ethan Rall (Islip) snapped home his first career goal and also won a faceoff to fuel the Scarlet Knights. ’19 Orange James Ringer (Bayport-Blue Point) tossed out an assist and caused two turnovers in the win.
Georgetown 17, Lafayette 3
’17 Joe LiCalzi (South Side) led a defensive clinic from the Hoyas with three ground balls and a caused turnover.
Michigan 16, Cleveland State 9
’17 Kevin Mack (Manhasset) zipped home two goals to go along with an assist, two ground balls and a caused turnover as the Wolverines won their opener.
Marist 12, Binghamton 4
’16 Jake Weinman (Bayport-Blue Point) pocketed a pair of goals to go along with a ground ball as the Foxes cruised. ’17 Tom Galgano (Bethpage) scooped up three ground balls for the Bearcats.
Navy 9, Manhattan 4
’17 Ryan Magnuson (Northport) had an assist to pace the Mids in their season-opening win. ’19 White Christian Lyons (Syosset) countered with his first career goal for the Jaspers, while also adding a pair of ground balls.
Saint Joseph’s 15, St. Bonaventure 8
’17 Matt Tufano (Glenn) led the charge for the Hawks with a goal, two assists, a ground ball and a caused turnover.
Monmouth 11, NJIT 8
’16 Casey Kimmel (Massapequa) picked up two ground balls in the win.
Hobart 22, Canisius 8
’18 Vincent Orlando (Bayport-Blue Point) snared a ground ball to help the Statesmen roll.
Providence 6, Holy Cross 4
’16 Justin Lynskey (Massapequa) scored once and picked up a ground ball for the Crusaders.
Denver 13, Air Force 7
’16 Vince Lombardi (Bayport-Blue Point) caused a pair of turnovers and collected four ground balls for the Falcons.