Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/13/10
Jeff Tundo scored three goals while James Green (Central Bucks East) and Logan Schuss added two each as host Ohio State spoiled the season opener for Villanova today, defeating the Wildcats, 10-8, in non-conference action.
OSU dominated in the first quarter of play, scoring four uncontested goals from Schuss, Dan Wertz, Tundo and Mike Pires at the 13, 11, 10 and 8 minute marks. Villanova sophomore C.J. Small gave the Wildcats their first score of the match with three minutes remaining in the first quarter off an assist from classmate Kevin Cunningham.
The second quarter favored Villanova with senior co-captain Mark Scioscia, freshman Jack Rice, senior Paul Webber and sophomore Matt Bell all finding the back of the net. OSU tallied two goals in the quarter from Tundo and Schuss, giving Ohio State a slight lead of 6-5 going into the locker room at halftime.
In a defensive minded third period, OSU tallied the only two goals at the 10 and 4 minute marks from Green and Dominique Alexander.
In the final quarter of play, VU rallied with three goals from Troy Higgins, Webber and Rice to make it 9-8, but Ohio State clinched it on Tundo’s finally tally with 2:40 to play.
OSU goalie Brandon Freeman made 11 saves in the win while VU sophomore keeper Dan Gutierrez made three saves in the loss.
Duke 12, Bucknell 11, OT
Freshman goalie Dan Wigrizer (Haverford School) made 17 saves to earn the win and Blue Devils junior Zach Howell scored on a fastbreak 15 seconds into overtime to lift his team past No. 19 Bucknell in front of 7,000 fans at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA.
North Carolina 5, Bryant 4
Starting junior defenseman Joe Rauchut (Penn Charter) had two groundballs for visiting Bryant in its opener at UNC (2-0).
Bellarmine 14, Jacksonville 13
Freshman Dan Jones (Penncrest) had two groundballs and a caused turnover for the Dolphins (0-2).
Navy 16, VMI 5
Junior defender Michael Hirsch (Perkiomen Valley) started and scooped four groundballs.
Drexel 13, Virginia Tech 9
Katie Lawson had four goals and two assists as the Dragons opened the season with the road victory. Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) and Lindsey Kovar each added two goals while Nicole Musto had eight draw controls for Drexel.
Whitney Johnson made nine saves in the cage in picking up her first career victory. Krista Gerstenberger (Phoenixville), Ali Allen (Phoenixville), Mariana Uribe (Notre Dame), Becca Drylie-Perkins and Sam Berger each scored once for Drexel.
Colgate 10, Stony Brook 9
Freshman defender Beasley Hays (Radnor) had three groundballs and also caused two turnovers in her collegiate debut to help Colgate claim the road win in its season opener.
Canisius 13, Longwood 12
Sophomore Jess Rudloff (West Chester East) scored three goals, the first goals of her college career, for Longwood in a losing cause.