Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/18
From Press Release
In a game when two of his teammates reached 100 points for their careers, Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) looked like he might get that many for the day.
Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Still, midway through the second quarter Sowers was on a pace to get 25.
Sowers had career highs of seven assists and 10 points, playing just three quarters, to lead Princeton to a 24-13 win over Dartmouth Saturday on Sherrerd Field in the highest scoring of the 1,182 games in Princeton lacrosse history. Seniors Austin Sims and Riley Thompson both went over the 100-point marks for their careers in the game.
With two games remaining in the regular season, Sowers now has 48 assists, tying the program single-season record set in 1997 by Jon Hess and matched by Ryan Boyle in 2003.
The 10 points made him the eighth player in program history to have double figures in a game. He also scored or assisted on Princeton’s first eight goals and tied the program’s single-season record for assists with 48, all while playing three quarters.
Sowers also has 154 career points, moving the sophomore to 13th all-time at Princeton, and 89 career assists, moving him to eighth all-time. His 72 points this year tie him with Jesse Hubbard (from 1996) for fourth on the single-season list, trailing only Hess (74 in 1997), Mike MacDonald (78 in 2015) and himself (82 last year).
Freshman George Baughan (Springfield-Montco) had two caused turnovers, moving him to second on the team with 10, to go with 20 ground balls, despite missing the first two games due to injury. Baughan has started the last seven games for the Tigers after playing sparingly in his first two games after being hurt.
Phillip Robertson (Duke’s LC) scored six goals against Dartmouth, leaving him fourth on the team in points for the day. That’s the kind of day this one was. It was, actually, unprecedented in Tiger men’s lacrosse history.