What a time to score your first collegiate game-winner, Angelo Petrakis.
The Team 91 2019 Orange faceoff midfielder and Cornell freshman was the talk of the Crown Lacrosse Classic as he took a long feed off of a faceoff win in the game’s dying seconds, outran everyone and ripped home a bouncer for his second goal of the game as the Big Red topped Penn State, 18-17, in a battle of two of the country’s top 10 teams.
Petrakis was also a beast at the faceoff X, where he claimed 18 of 29 battles to go along with five ground balls against one of the nation’s top faceoff units – including seven of 10 in the first quarter as Cornell opened up an 8-2 lead – to help Cornell stay unbeaten. The Massapequa alum has helped fix the Big Red’s faceoff woes by winning a robust 61.8 percent of his skirmishes.
’17 LSM Joe Bartolotto III (Miller Place) gobbled up a ground ball for Cornell, which opens up Ivy League play this Saturday against 2019 national finalist Yale.
’16 Mac O’Keefe (Syosset) temporarily gave the Nittany Lions the lead to erase Penn State’s nine-goal deficit when he finished his hat trick with 3:25 to play. O’Keefe also added an assist and a ground ball.
His first goal of the season and second of his career gets us into double digits!
— Duke Men's Lacrosse (@DukeMLAX) March 7, 2020
Duke 13, Loyola 10
’18 Jordan Ginder (Brunswick, Conn.) won 11 faceoffs and had a crucial goal for the Blue Devils, to go along with five ground balls, as Duke won its third straight and fifth out of six. ’19 Kenny Brower (Massapequa) knocked loose a pair of turnovers in the win, while ’19 Connor Drake (Salisbury, Conn.) dished out an assist and grabbed a ground ball.
’19 Jake Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.) had two ground balls and his brother, ’18 Owen Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.), added one to round out the win. ’16 Riley Cox (Cold Spring Harbor) dished out an assist for the Greyhounds.
Brown 14, Virginia 13
’19 Pat O’Neill (Ward Melville) picked a great game to make his debut as he grabbed three ground balls to help the Bears down the defending national champions. ’17 Ian Laviano (Cold Spring Harbor) tucked home a pair of goals and grabbed a ground ball for the ‘Hoos.
— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) March 7, 2020
Lehigh 15, Holy Cross 10
’19 Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) had a second-half hat trick as part of an 8-1 Mountain Hawks run to salt the game away. Mulé also added two ground balls, while ’19 running mate Justin Tiernan (Glenn) added his first career goal for Lehigh.
’18 Anthony Tangredi (Chaminade) continued his remarkable season with a whopping five caused turnovers and three ground balls. ’16 Justin Lynskey (Massapequa) set up a Crusader goal and had a ground ball.
Yale 17, Michigan 11
’16 Lucas Cotler (Syosset) turned in a pair of assists, while ’17 Luke Eschbach (Smithtown East) and ’18 Sean Kuttin (Chaminade) each had a ground ball as the Bulldogs ran away from the Wolverines.
’17 Kevin Mack (Manhasset) had an assists and a ground ball for Michigan.
UMBC 10, Towson 5
UMBC 19, High Point 13
Georgetown 16, Towson 4
’17 Tommy Lingner (St. Anthony’s) was stout yet again in the Retrievers’ cage, stopping seven shots to go with a ground ball against the Tigers and adding nine saves against the Panthers as UMBC picked up its third and fourth straight wins.
’17 Joe LiCalzi (South Side) pocketed a ground ball and caused a turnover as the Hoyas ran all over the Tigers to stay perfect at 6-0.
Navy 16, Colgate 14
’17 Ryan Magnuson (Northport) helped the Mids nip the Raiders with a goal.
— Penn Men's Lacrosse (@PennMensLax) March 8, 2020
Villanova 12, Penn 10
Penn 13, Saint Joseph’s 12
Saint Joseph’s 10, Drexel 9
’17 Sean Lulley (Half Hollow Hills East) continued to keep defenses looking for answers as he popped off for a goal, five assists, two caused turnovers and a ground ball against the Wildcats, then later added a goal, two helpers and two ground balls against the Hawks.
’17 Matt Tufano (Glenn) had an assist in the Hawks’ win over the Dragons before hitting Penn for two goals, two assists and two ground balls.
Hobart 16, Binghamton 9
’17 Tom Galgano (Bethpage) grabbed three ground balls for the Bearcats, while ’17 Kyle Tiernan (Glenn) added a caused turnover and a ground ball.
Ohio State 12, Hofstra 10
’16 Ryan Tierney (Massapequa) paced the Pride with a goal, a helper and a ground ball, ’16 Bobby Casey (Wantagh) stopped nine shots and ’19 Sam Lutfi (Massapequa) buried a goal for Hofstra.
TIE GAME 🎩🎩🎩
— Fairfield Men's Lacrosse (@StagsMensLax) March 4, 2020
Fairfield 19, LIU 15
Harvard 15, Fairfield 12
’17 Taylor Strough (Cold Spring Harbor) had the hot stick for the Stags yet again, bagging four goals and adding two ground balls and a caused turnover in the win over LIU. He followed it up with another hat trick – his third straight -, a ground ball and a caused turnover against the Crimson.
Delaware 15, Marist 14
’16 Jake Weinman (Bayport-Blue Point) nearly lifted the Red Foxes to an upset with a four-goal, one-ground ball performance.
Princeton 16, Rutgers 11
’18 Ethan Rall (Islip) knocked out a pair of turnovers and snared a pair of ground balls for the Scarlet Knights.
Mercer 10, Monmouth 7
’16 Casey Kimmel (Massapequa) was great off the ground with four ground balls for the Hawks.
Vermont 9, Dartmouth 8
’16 Jack Richardson (Connetquot) secured two ground balls for the Big Green.
Saint Anselm 17, Florida Tech 16
’19 Nick Cannetti (Sayville) caused a turnover for the Panthers.
Farmingdale State 16, New Paltz 3
Farmingdale State 20, Hartwick 10
Bard 12, New Paltz 11
’19 Blake Behlen (Commack) put up two goals, two assists, seven ground balls and a caused turnover against New Paltz, ’18 Jake Wandle (Rocky Point) matched that two-and-two stat line to go with a caused turnover and a ground ball, and ’18 Robbie Varello (Smithtown East) fired home a goal as the Rams rolled.
The trio was even better against Hartwick as Behlen paired five goals with three assists to go with a ground ball and a caused turnover. Varello couldn’t be stopped offensively with six goals and an assist to go with five ground balls, and Wandle rounded out the win with two goals, three assists, five ground balls and a caused turnover as Farmingdale claimed its sixth straight to open the season.
’17 Rob Ziegler (Sayville) was a one-man wrecking crew for the Hawks with four caused turnovers and five ground balls before adding three ground balls against Bard.
Catholic 22, Mary Washington 11
’18 Sean Baudo (St. Anthony’s) torched Mary Washington with a four-goal, two-assist, two-ground ball day as Catholic rolled to its third win in four games.
Salisbury 22, Ohio Wesleyan 4
’19 Van Parker (Broughton, N.C.) set up a pair of goals and scored once to fuel the Sea Gulls’ romp.
Tufts 25, Amherst 15
’17 Jensen Corabi (Half Hollow Hills West) dished out an assist as the Jumbos hammered their NESCAC rival by scoring 24 or more goals for the third straight game.
Wesleyan 17, Coast Guard 7
Western New England 13, Wesleyan 10
’18 Jake Sexton (Chaminade) helped Wesleyan romp against Coast Guard with a five-goal, two-assist, one-ground ball day, while ’16 Tom Martello (Chaminade) added four goals, two assists, a ground ball and a caused turnover.
Sexton chipped in two goals, a helper and three ground balls against Western New England, while Martello fired home a hat trick to go with an assist.