By Brandon Rosin | 3/19/14 2:00 PM
The sixth full week of NCAA lacrosse has come to pass. Several of the top programs were in action, including many of the Machine’s 2014 collegiate draftees.
Tom Schreiber and Ryan Ambler each tallied five points to lead Princeton to a 15-12 win over Penn on Saturday. The teams traded blows early, but Princeton held an 8-5 advantage at halftime. Schreiber and Ambler each scored four goals and had an assist for the Tigers. A Tewaaraton Award finalist last season, Schreiber was drafted by the Machine with the first overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft. Princeton hit the field again on Tuesday as they defeated Villanova 14-6. The Tigers used a seven-goal second quarter to secure the win. Schreiber finished with three goals and two assists.
Sean Doyle’s career-high six assists lifted Bucknell to an 18-8 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday. Todd Heritage scored five goals in the victory while Thomas Flibotte added four scores for the Bison. Ohio Machine draftee and Bucknell defenseman Jackson Place led a strong Bucknell defense. Place led all players with six caused turnovers and added four groundballs in the win.
Notre Dame outscored Virginia 9-3 in the fourth quarter to secure an 18-9 win on Sunday. Virginia’s only lead came when Zed Williams scored the first goal of the game, but Notre Dame quickly tied the game and took a lead it would never relinquish. A strong Notre Dame defense kept Virginia at bay, with defenseman Stephen O’Hara leading with for the Fighting Irish. O’Hara finished the game with four groundballs and three caused turnovers. Virginia defenseman Joseph Lisicky collected three groundballs and caused two turnovers in the loss. Both O’Hara and Lisicky were drafted by the Machine.
Syracuse handed Johns Hopkins its first loss of the season in a 12-10 game on Saturday. Johns Hopkins attacker Ryan Brown led all players with 8 goals, but it wasn’t enough to push past the Orange. Syracuse’s Dylan Donahue and Scott Loy led the way offensively, as Donahue scored three goals and Loy added two. Derek Maltz also delivered 2 assists for Syracuse. Loy and Maltz were drafted by the Machine in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft. Machine draftee and Johns Hopkins midfielder Rob Guida, who tallied an assist in the loss.
A goal by Ohio Wesleyan’s John Umbach tied up the game 6-6 late in the third quarter, but Washington (MD.) answered with a 4-1 run to secure its 10-8 victory over the Bishops. The Bishops trailed 4-1 partway into the second quarter before a three-goal run tied the game. Despite two ties in the third quarter, Washington controlled the game in the second half en route to a win. Ohio Wesleyan’s Spencer Schnell, a Machine draftee, tied for the team lead in goals, two, and points, three, in the loss.
Duke outscored North Carolina 3-1 in the fourth quarter to force overtime on Saturday. The Blue Devils completed the comeback when Jordan Wolf scored his fourth goal of the game 1:26 into overtime as Duke earned a 9-8 win. The victory was hard-fought for Duke, with the two teams tying on four separate occasions. UNC midfielder and Machine draftee R.G. Keenan missed the game with an injury.