Saturday Wrap: Brown Upsets Penn, Jacksonville Takes Over SoCon


Saturday Wrap: Brown Upsets Penn, Jacksonville Takes Over SoCon

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Reed Moshyedi had two goals and two assists as Brown came back from a five-goal deficit to upset No. 8 Penn, 12-10, Saturday at Franklin Field.

The Ivy League kicked off Saturday with five of the top 12 teams in the Nike/USA Lacrosse Rankings, but the depth of the league doesn’t stop there. Brown knocked out No. 8 Penn 12-10 at Franklin Field on Saturday to add more mayhem to the league standings.

The Quakers took a 5-0 lead after the first quarter, but Brown scored seven times in the second quarter to tie the game at 7 at halftime.

With the game tied at 8 midway through the third quarter, Brown’s Devon McLane scored back-to-back goals to give the Bears the lead for good. McLane’s fourth goal of the game helped wrap things up. Trailing by one goal, Penn’s Sam Handley fired an outside shot that was blocked by Brown’s Trevor Yeboah-Kodie stick. Yeboah-Kodie picked up the ball on the ground to start a quick break opportunity and he fed McLane for the insurance goal.

Ryan Aughavin and Reed Moshyedi each added two goals and two assists for Brown (6-4, 1-2 Ivy) and Connor Theriault made 13 saves. Dylan Gergar scored three goals for Penn (4-4, 1-3) and Patrick Burkinshaw made 17 saves.

Jacksonville Takes Over SoCon

A breakthrough season added another key milestone as Jacksonville defeated Southern Conference rival Richmond for the first time ever, beating the Spiders 13-11. Richmond, which has won or finished second every year since the SoCon began sponsoring men’s lacrosse in 2015, had won all eight previous meetings against Jacksonville.

The Dolphins (10-2, 2-0 SoCon), who beat 2021 SoCon champion High Point last weekend, took a 13-6 lead late in the third quarter and needed that cushion after a sloppy end to the game. Jacksonville went scoreless in the final quarter while committing seven turnovers.

Jacksonville goaltender Luke Millican held Richmond at bay, making 10 total saves and three in the final quarter.

Tyler Corpora, a graduate transfer from Hartford, stepped up considerably for Jacksonville, scoring four goals. His fourth came with 43 seconds left in the third quarter to give the Dolphins a seven-goal cushion. Max Waldbaum and Ethan LaMond each scored twice for Jacksonville.

Richmond (6-4, 1-1), after being upset by then-No. 2 Virginia last weekend, trailed Ryan Lanchbury with four goals and two assists. Luke Frankeny added three goals and Jared Chenoy won 17 of 26 faceoffs. Zach Vigue made 14 saves.

Notre Dame Outguns Duke

Notre Dame No. 15 led from start to finish in a 16-15 win over Duke, tying the Irish record at 4-4 while moving to 2-1 in the ACC. Duke was unable to build on the momentum of a blowout win over North Carolina last weekend, losing for the third time in the last five games to fall to 9-5, 1 -2.

Notre Dame led 7-3 after the first quarter, forcing the Blue Devils to catch up the rest of the way. Jake Naso’s goal with 5:44 left in the second quarter put Duke back 8-7, but the Irish scored three goals in the final four minutes of the first half.

Duke again reached a goal late in the third quarter, trailing 13-12 after an Owen Caputo goal capped a three-goal rally, but Notre Dame had a response again with Wheaton Jackoboice scoring with 10 seconds left in the quarter.

Notre Dame pushed the lead to three goals again in the third quarter before Duke closed the scoring on goals from Reed Landin (4:16) and Brennan O’Neill (0:08).

Pat Kavanagh led the Irish attack with seven points (3g, 4a) and Jackoboice also scored a hat trick. O’Neill and Nakeie Mongomery each had three goals and two assists for Duke.

Virginia turns to defense and beats UNC

With All-American forward Matt Moore sidelined, Virginia’s No. 5 offense was slow to get going, but the Cavaliers’ defense more than delivered in an 11-4 win over North Carolina No. 14.

Freshman Matt Nunes made 13 saves while allowing just four goals and the Cavaliers forced North Carolina to 17 turnovers. North Carolina led 2-1 after the first quarter, but only scored one goal in the final 37 minutes of the game.

Payton Cormier led Virginia (8-2, 4-0 ACC) with four goals, including back-to-back tallies in the final 2:26 of the first half to help give the Cavaliers momentum and a 6- 3 at halftime. Griffin Schutz and Evan Zinn each scored twice for Virginia, and Jeff Conner had one goal and three assists.

Chris Gray led North Carolina (7-4, 0-3) with three goals.

Reid leads Ohio State past Hopkins

Jackson Reid did it every which way, scoring five goals in No. 11 Ohio State’s 12-10 game against Johns Hopkins at Ohio Stadium.

Reid had a no-look goal, grabbed a rebound in front of the net for a second-chance goal and intercepted a punt pass which he turned into an empty-net goal to hit the Buckeyes (8-3, 2 -1 B1G).

The final goal came in the opening moments of the fourth quarter to tie the game after the Blue Jays took a 9-8 lead on Ryan Evans’ goal in the final minute of the third quarter. Ohio State took advantage of another broken play to take the lead for good when Reid found Scott White for an open look after a Hopkins defender had to leave the field with a broken stick.

Jack Myers had a goal and four assists for the Buckeyes and Johnny Wiseman and Connor Mitchell each scored twice.

Garrett Degnon scored three times for Johns Hopkins (5-7, 1-2) and Jacob Angelus (1g, 3a) and Jack Keogh (2g, 2a) each had four-point games.

Cornell stops Harvard streak

No. 12 Harvard’s seven-game winning streak ended with a thud in a 17-9 loss to No. 6 Cornell. The Big Red led 10-1 early in the second half and remained in control except for a four-goal push at Harvard midway through the third quarter.

John Piatelli led Cornell with four goals and CJ Kirst had three goals and three assists. The Big Red also got strong efforts from Angelo Petrakis with 17 of 27 game wins and Chayse Ierlan with 10 saves.

The 17 goals allowed tied the season high allowed by Harvard, which lost 17-12 to Ohio State in its season opener.

Denver takes victory at Villanova

Jack Hannah scored three goals and Jack Thompson made 15 saves as No. 20 Denver earned its third victory in its last four games, edging out No. 19 Villanova 12-10.

Neither team trailed by more than two goals in the close battle. Back-to-back goals from Noah Manning and Ellis Geis in the final 81 seconds of the third quarter gave Denver a 10-8 lead early in the final quarter.

Villanova’s JP Basile scored with 1:10 left in the game to bring the Wildcats within a goal, but Denver faceoff specialist Alec Stahakis scored just 16 seconds later to seal the victory .

Notable

  • Graham Bundy Jr. matched his career high of six goals as No. 2 Georgetown improved to 9-1 with a 15-5 win over Providence.

  • Freshman Coulter Mackesy continued his breakout season with a three-goal effort as No. 3 Princeton pulled away from No. 18 Boston University for a 12-7 victory . Erik Peters made 14 saves for the Tigers, who used a five-goal streak after leading 7-6 late in the third quarter.

  • Army No. 13 survived an upset scare from Colgate, scoring the final three to win 13-11. Brendan Nichtern had three goals and three assists for the Black Knights, including one goal and two assists on the last three goals.

  • Towson moved into first place in the CAA standings at 2-0 with a 12-9 win over Massachusetts. Shane Brennan made 16 saves in the win.

  • Brett Dobson made 20 saves while allowing just three goals in St. Bonaventure’s 6-3 win over Monmouth. In their last two games, Monmouth have scored just four goals while seeing the opposition keeper make 41 saves after Siena’s Chris Yanchoris made 21 saves while allowing just one goal in a 10- 1 against the Hawks last weekend.

  • Loyola scored nine goals in the first quarter and edged Navy 18-7 behind three goals and four assists from Aidan Olmstead.

  • Freshman Bobby O’Grady scored a school-record eight goals, and Marquette set a school-record single-game 23 goals in a 23-13 win over St. John’s.

  • Hofstra snapped a three-game losing streak, earning a key 12-11 victory over CAA in Delaware, handing the Blue Hens their third straight loss. Rory Jones and Dylan McIntosh each scored three goals.

How the Nike/USA Lacrosse Top 20 fared

No. 2 Georgetown defeated Providence, 15-5
Princeton No. 3 defeated No. 18 Boston University, 12-7
Virginia No. 5 defeated No. 14 North Carolina 11-4
Cornell No. 6 defeated No. 12 Harvard, 17-9
No. 7 Yale defeated Darmouth, 23-6
Brown defeated Penn No. 8, 12-10
No. 9 Jacksonville beaten No. 17 Richmond, 13-11
No. 15 Notre Dame Defeated No. 10 Duke, 16-15
No. 11 Ohio State is beaten Johns Hopkins, 12-10
Army No. 13 is defeated Colgate, 13-11
No. 20 Denver beaten No. 19 Villanova, 12-10

All sheet music

Air Force 13, Detroit Mercy 4
Army 13, Colgate 11
Brown 12, Penn 10
Cornell 17, Harvard 9
Denver 12, Villanova 10
Drexel 19, Fairfield 18
Georgetown 15, Providence 5
Hobart 12, Wagner 3
Hofstra 12, Delaware 11
Jacksonville 13, Richmond 11
Lafayette 21, Sainte-Croix 11
LIU 14, Mount St. Mary’s 10
Loyola 18, Marine 7
Manhattan 8, Siena 7
Marquette 23, St. John’s 13
Mercier 22, Hampton 6
Merrimack 11, Sacred Heart 8
Our Lady 16, Duke 15
Ohio State 12, Johns Hopkins 10
Princeton 12, Boston University 7
Quinnipiac 15, Canisius 10
Robert Morris 12, Bellarmine 9
Saint Joseph 11, Bryant 10
St. Bonaventure 6, Monmouth 3
Stony Brook 20, NJIT 12
Towson 12, Massachusetts 9
UMBC 16, Albany 7
Utah 15, Cleveland State 11
Vermont 23, UMass-Lowell 9
Virginia 11, North Carolina 4
Yale 23, Dartmouth 6

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