Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/11/12
Goalie Matt Lerman (Episcopal Academy) made six saves and allowed just four goals in a half of play as visiting Syracuse (ranked No. 6) edged upset-minded St. John’s, 9-8, Saturday in a Big East opener.
A large Philly crew played key roles for St. John’s. On defense, Mark DiFrangia (La Salle) collected four groundballs and two caused turnovers while Joe Addona (Springfield-Delco) had two caused turnovers and a groundball.
On attack, Colin Keegan (Springfield-Delco) had a goal and an assist and three groundballs and Charlie Holenstein (Downingtown West) scooped a groundball while middie Connor Mullen (Downingtown West) had three groundballs.
Maryland 17, Marist 4
Goalie Niko Amato (La Salle) made 13 saves and yielded just two goals, Owen Blye (Downingtown east) had three assists and two groundballs and Goran Murray (Haverford School) led the Terps’ defense with two caused turnovers and a groundball.
Bucknell 14, Hobart 10
Defenseman Jackson Place (Episcopal Academy) had three caused turnovers and a groundball to lead the Bison to the win.
For Hobart, goalie Peter Zonino (Conestoga) made 11 saves and Gryphin Kelly (Plymouth Whitemarsh) won 15 of 28 face-offs.
UMass 14, Hartford 5
Colin Fleming (St. Joseph’s Prep) scored three goals to help the Minutemen improved to 6-0.
Loyola 13, Duke 8
Chris Layne (Malvern Prep) scored once and Nikko Pontrello (St. Augustine) added two assists for the Greyhounds (4-0). Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion) scored once for Duke.
Mount St. Mary’s 15, VMI 4
Christian Kellett (Malvern Prep) had two goals, four assists and three groundballs to pace the Mount. Daniel Stranix (Ridley) added a goal and an assist.
Notre Dame 6, Hofstra 5, OT
Westy Hopkins (La Salle/Lawrenceville School) had a goal and five groundballs and Liam O’Connor (Haverford School) won 7 of 15 face-offs while Stephen O’Hara (St. Joseph’s) led the Irish defense n the thriller over the Pride.
Mark Mullen (Germantown Academy) led the Hofstra defense.
Air Force 9, Army 8, OT
Keith Dreyer (Malvern Prep) had two goals and an assist to help Air Force.
Johns Hopkins 12, UMBC 5
Tucker Durkin (La Salle) led the Johns Hopkins defense with four groundballs and a caused turnover.