No. 2 Rochester Institute rallies to beat No. 1 Stevenson 15-14 in overtime
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Junior Casey Jackson scored with 0.2 seconds to play in regulation and Taylor Wisman scored with 2:17 to play in overtime, giving No. 2 Rochester Institute (1-0) a thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind win against No. 1 Stevenson (1-1) at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers outscored Stevenson 7-1 in the fourth quarter, including four goals in the final 1:30 and three goals in the final :57 to send the game into overtime.
Jackson finished with five points on four goals and an assist in his first game in a Tigers uniform. Allister Warren had a goal and five assists, while Ryan Lee and Kyle Aquin each had two goals for the Tigers, who featured 10 different goal scorers. Pat Johnston picked up his first win of the season in net for RIT, making 17 saves, including four in the fourth quarter.
Glen Tomkins led the Mustangs with five goals. Sam Wyatt added two goals, while Tony Rossi and Colin Dabney had a goal and an assist. Dimitri Pecunes made 14 saves in net for Stevenson.
No. 3 Cortland State 12, Albright 4
READING, Pa. -- Nine different players scored goals as third-ranked Cortland State opened its season with a 12-4 win at Albright on Saturday afternoon. Albright (0-1) is currently coached by ex-Cortland assistant Jake Plunket.
Senior Nate Garbarino led the Cortland (1-0) offense with two goals and three assists. Senior Cody Consul and junior Patrick Brown netted two goals apiece, sophomore Zach Hopps added one goal and one assist and five other players each recorded a goal.
Phil Potter, Cam Cetrone, T.J. Holston and Andrew Potter netted one goal apiece for the Lions, while Bryan Smith chipped in with an assist.
No. 5 Salisbury 11, Widener 3
CHESTER, Pa. -- Fifth-ranked Salisbury used a dominating defensive performance to take down Widener 11-3 on Saturday afternoon.
The Sea Gulls jumped out to an early lead, scoring three goals in the first five minutes of the game.
Senior attackman Luke Phipps got the offense going, running from the right side toward the middle of the box and ripping a low shot for the score.
A little more than 1 minute later, at the 12:07 mark, junior attackman Mike Kane took advantage of a fastbreak chance, getting the ball on the crease for his first goal; he led the team with three goals and four points in the game.
To give SU the 3-0 lead, Phipps found junior midfielder Sean Fitzgerald on a pick-and-roll play that ended with Fitzgerald netting a shot from the right wing.
No. 6 Cabrini 17, Haverford 4
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- After a slow start, Cabrini found it stride and ran away with a 17-4 win at Haverford to open the 2014 season. The victory marks the third consecutive season that the Cavaliers have opened the season with a win against Haverford.
Seven Cavaliers found the back of the net in the win, led by senior Corey Elmer's seven total points on four goals and three assists. Junior Tyler Johnston and senior Joey Shallow matched Elmer with four goals, while sophomore Evan Downey and junior Damian Sobieski each added a pair of assists.
Geoff Geppert scored two goals for the Fords (0-1), while Jack Bodine tallied two assists.
No. 7 Dickinson 13, No. 17 St. Mary's (Md.) 8
BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. -- Dickinson improved to 2-0 on the season with a 13-8 win against St. Mary's (Md.) at the St. Paul's School on Saturday.
Brian Cannon led the way for Dickinson with four assists and a pair of goals for six points on the day. Senior Will Scott tallied four of the Devils' first seven goals, scoring in the opening minutes of both the first and second period.
Sophomore Rob Kendall scored a pair of goals and handed out an assist while Tyler Llewellyn struck twice on the day and junior Austin Dodson added a goal and an assist.
Brett Parker returned to his home field, netting a goal and sophomore Chris Menard found the net as well.
Senior Carter Moore was dominant on face-offs, winning a remarkable 19 of 23 on the day and controlling 17 ground balls. He matches his own, fourth-highest single-game win total, and the second-highest ground ball effort in program history.
Junior Max Pawk made 12 saves in the nets for Dickinson. Senior Reed Salmons controlled five ground balls while Parker Waldron and Michael Smith each picked-up three GBs in the midfield.
No. 9 Washington (Md.) 16, Goucher 7
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Ninth-ranked Washington (Md.) shook off a sluggish first half to outscore visiting Goucher 12-2 in the second half en route to a 16-7 non-conference win in season opener for both schools Saturday afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium.
The Shoremen dominated the second half, shooting 50 percent in the final 30 minutes of the game by scoring 12 times on just 24 shots.
Hunter Nowicki and Owen Evans each finished with five points for Washington as Nowicki had three goals and two assists and Evans had two goals and three assists in his collegiate debut.
Owen Demmerly led the Gophers with three goals and one assist in the loss, while Dylan Zook and Sam Morgan each had two goals.
Springfield 11, No. 10 Nazareth 10
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Nazareth tallied five goals in a span of 5:10 to tie Saturday's season-opener with visiting Springfield 9-9 with 3:59 to play in regulation, but the Pride scored the next two goals to edge the Golden Flyers 11-10. Springfield improved to 2-0.
The Golden Flyers' furious fourth-quarter rally was started by sophomore Luke Wooters, who scored after receiving a pass from senior Brian Wright. Wooters' goal, which was his third of the game, brought Nazareth within 9-5 with 9:09 to play in regulation. About 2 minutes later, junior Will Fallo followed with a goal after receiving a pass from sophomore Troy Haefele, which was followed by an unassisted goal by senior Chris Aycock 28 seconds later. Aycock's goal trimmed the Golden Flyers' deficit to 9-7 with 6:33 to play. Aycock scored with the man-up, and he also drew a penalty on his goal.
On the ensuing man-up opportunity, Troy Haefele scored after getting a pass from Wooters. Haefele found the back of the net with 5:35 to play in the quarter. The Golden Flyers tied the game 1:36 later as Wooters scored his fourth goal of the game. Aycock earned the assist on Wooters' goal.
The tie score lasted 60 seconds before Ryon Lynch reclaimed the Pride's lead with an unassisted score. Springfield added an insurance goal with 1:41 to play in regulation.