Henry Schoonmaker's overtime goal lifts Syracuse past Albany 17-16
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Midfielder Henry Schoonmaker scored 28 seconds into overtime to lift No. 2 Syracuse (2-0) to a 17-16 victory against No. 11 Albany (0-1) in front of 6,484 fans Sunday at the Carrier Dome. The goal was Schoonmaker's first career game-winner, capping a high-scoring affair between the two New York rivals for the second year in a row.
Schoonmaker's winning score came on the only shot in overtime as the Orange started the extra session a man down, but with the ball because they possessed it at the end of regulation. Junior Randy Staats sprinted on the field after the remaining 5 seconds expired on a slashing penalty against senior Matt Harris. Staats received a pass, dodged against an Albany pole and dumped the ball to Schoonmaker who spun and a fired a bounce shot past goalie Blaze Riorden and into the net to end the game.
Schoonmaker finished with a pair of goals, but it was Staats who turned in a breakout performance in his second game for the Orange. Staats tallied five goals and two assists to finish with seven points. Sophomore Dylan Donahue, who had nine points Monday in the season opener against Siena, followed it up with three goals and two assists against Albany. Senior captain Billy Ward added a career-high three goals in the contest.
For Albany, the dynamic attack trio of brothers Lyle and Miles Thompson and cousin Ty Thompson combined for 14 points. Ty had five goals. Miles recorded one goal and two assists, and Lyle finished with one goal and five assists. The Great Danes also received four points from John Maloney (three goals, one assist).
No. 3 North Carolina 21, Manhattan 5
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Third-ranked North Carolina defeated Manhattan 21-5 on Sunday afternoon at Navy Field as Joey Sankey, Chad Tutton and Shane Simpson all recorded hat tricks for the Tar Heels.
Twelve different Tar Heels (2-0) scored against the Jaspers, who fell to 0-2 on the season. Nine different UNC players had assists. Sankey, who led UNC with five points, recorded a hat trick for the second consecutive game and now has 10 for his career. He has recorded a point in 23 successive games. Tutton had three goals, extending his goal-scoring streak to 15 games in a row (and 27 of the past 28 games). It was Tutton's ninth career hat trick. Tutton's fellow Canadian, Simpson, a freshman midfielder, had the first hat trick of his young career.
Jimmy Bitter saw his first action of the season and had three points on a goal and two assists. He has recorded points in 28 successive games and has scored goals in 23 of his past 25 appearances. Several other Tar Heels got in on the action with multiple point games as senior Pat Foster had two goals and an assist while junior midfielder Walker Chafee and freshman midfielder Peyton Klawinski each scored twice. Sophomore Spencer Parks and Steve Pontrello each had a goal and an assist for UNC.
Manhattan was led by Andrew Hurst with a pair of goals. Sean McMahon had a goal and two assists for the Jaspers.
No. 5 Notre Dame 19, Jacksonville 7
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Notre Dame scored eight goals in the first quarter and defeated Jacksonville 19-7 on Sunday in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic at EverBank Field.
Notre Dame used 13 different goal scorers en route to the program's 12th consecutive victory in a season opener. Leading the way was sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh, who posted three goals and three assists. Fellow attackman Conor Doyle, a junior, joined Kavanagh with a hat trick.
The 19 goals were the most for the Fighting Irish since a 19-7 win against Dartmouth on Feb. 28, 2009. That game also was the last time the Irish netted eight goals in a quarter until Sunday's first-period explosion.
Jacksonville fell to 0-2.
No. 8 Virginia 11, Drexel 10
PHILADELPHIA -- Mark Cockerton scored the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left to elevate No. 8 Virginia (3-0) to an 11-10 triumph against Drexel (0-1) on Saturday afternoon at Vidas Field. The win was UVa head coach Dom Starsia’s 250th as the skipper of the Cavaliers.
After a big save by UVa goalie Matt Barrett, UVa pushed transition and set up the game-winning score by Cockerton. Owen Van Arsdale tried to feed Ryan Tucker in front of the crease, but his stick was hit on the pass. Cockerton picked the ball up off the turf and deposited the ball for the game-winning goal in front of the crease.
Cockerton and Van Arsdale led the way for UVa with two goals and two assists apiece. James Pannell and Tucker each added two goals to help the winning cause.
Drexel was led by Cole Shafer and Nick Trizano as both Dragons scored four goals apiece.
Starsia won his 200th career game on the same Vidas Field in 2010 against Drexel. His 250 wins at UVa are a school and ACC record. His 351 career wins are an NCAA record at the Division I level.
Massachusetts 12, No. 9 Ohio State 11 (OT)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ninth-ranked Ohio State lost in overtime to Massachusetts 12-11 on Sunday night in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic at EverBank Field. The Buckeyes, who trailed by three goals three times in the game, scored twice in the final 4:29 of regulation to tie the score and forced overtime for the second game in a row.
Junior Turner Evans led the Buckeyes (0-2) with a career-best five assists and six points with Reegan Comeault, Adam Trombley and Carter Brown each netting hat tricks. Brown added an assist for a four-point game. All three of Trombley's goals, as well as three of Evans' assists, were in the fourth quarter.
Nick Mariano scored the game-winning goal with seven seconds left in overtime. Mariano tallied four times in the game while Matt Whippen had three goals.
Jeff George score twice while Ryan Izzo, Connor Mooney and Andrew Sokol each earned a goal for UMass (2-0). Izzo and Whippen added an assist apiece while Grant Consoletti also helped out on another goal.