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Around the NCAA in men’s D1: Philly players Fleming, Warden, Rankel, Still, Sankey help teams earn Saturday victories

Sunday, 26th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/26/12

Colin Fleming (St. Joseph’s Prep) scored three goals to spark UMass to a 9-3 victory over Ohio State Saturday in a battle of highly-ranked men’s Division I teams.

The Minutemen (3-0) are ranked No. 8 while Ohio State, coming off a key win over Denver, fell to 3-1. Shawn Kaplan (Plymouth Whitemarsh) was 7 of 15 at the face-off X for the Buckeyes.

Fairfield 9, Bryant 8, 2OT

UNC freshman Joey Sankey (Penn Charter) helped spark the Tar Heels to a come-from-behind win Saturday (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

Eric Warden (Garnet Valley) had three goals and an assist and Gordie Wells (La Salle) had two caused turnovers as Fairfield improved to 2-0.

Cody Isdaner (Episcopal Academy) had three goals and long pole Mason Poli (Downingtown East) had a goal and an assist while freshman defenseman Connor Dent (St. Joseph’s Prep) had a groundball and a caused turnover for Bryant.

Robert Morris 17, Air Force 14

Long pole Tyler Rankel (Downingtown West) had three groundballs and a caused turnover and Dave Morton (Hill School) added two assists to lead Robert Morris.

Keith Dreyer (Malvern Prep) dished three assists for the Air Force.

Yale 19, St. John’s 6

Colin Still (Penn Charter) had a goal and an assist and Cole Yeager (Radnor) won 8 of 14 face-offs for Yale in its opener.

North Carolina 9, Navy 8

UNC freshman Joey Sankey (Penn Charter) scored a goal with his team down 7-3 that sparked a 6-1 run as the Tar Heels rallied to defeat the upset-minded Midshipmen.

Loyola 13, Towson 6

Matt Hughes (Central Bucks East) had a goal and an assist for the losing Tigers.

Denver 17, Michigan 5

Jeff Chu (Conestoga) scored once for Michigan in defeat.


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