NCAA RSS http://www.ncaa.comnews/lacrosse-men/d3/rss.xml NCAA RSS - DIII Men's Lacrosse en Greg Korvin's overtime winner lifts No. 5 Salisbury past No. 11 Lynchburg <p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">SALISBURY, Md. </strong>-- With a little more than 2 minutes left in overtime, Lynchburg began a barrage of three shots in 45 seconds on the Salisbury defense, but senior goalkeeper Alex Taylor made a low save on the third attempt, and the Gulls quickly cleared the ball up to senior midfielder Greg Korvin.</p><p>Korvin took the ball, drove down the ride side past a Hornet defender toward the goal and planted a shot in the right side of the cage with 57 seconds left to lift SU past Lynchburg 12-11 on a snowy Saturday at Sea Gull Stadium.</p><p>The final score capped a hat trick for Korvin, as senior attackman Luke Phipps and he each netted three goals to lead the Sea Gulls on the day.</p><p>Trailing 9-5 at halftime, the Salisbury offense came alive with a five-goal third quarter, and the defense clamped down on the Lynchburg attack, only allowing two goals in the second half and overtime.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Gordy Long, Matt Tarrant net three each as St. Mary's (Md.) tops Roanoke <p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>SALEM, Va. -- </strong>Eighth-ranked Roanoke fell to No. 18 St. Mary's (Md.) 12-8 on Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>Roanoke struck first in the contest as Tyler McWilliams netted an unassisted goal in the sixth minute of the game, giving the Maroons a 1-0 lead. St. Mary's answered quickly as Conor Jordan scored the equalizer less than a minute later. It took three minutes for Roanoke to score again, as Colin Rossano scored on a Will Pilat assist to take a 2-1 lead. The Seahawks scored twice more before the end of the quarter, claiming the 4-2 advantage.</p><p>In the second half, St. Mary's Jordan tallied his second goal of the game to give the Seahawks a two goal advantage. Joey Dishaw scored Roanoke's lone goal of the half with 5:47 to play, unassisted, pulling the Maroons back within one, 4-3. Matt Tarrant of the Seahawks snuck one past the keeper with just seconds to spare in the half, allowing St. Mary's to enter halftime with a 5-3 lead.</p><p>Roanoke started the second half as it had the first, scoring the first goal of the frame. Kevin Jackson scored with an assist from Chad Smith as Roanoke was back within one, 5-4. St. Mary's scored twice more within the next three minutes to push the lead out to three goals, 7-4. Roanoke second goal of the quarter came from Colin Mackenzie who had help from Steven Jackson. With 8:07 to play in the third, Roanoke trailed by two, 7-5. In the final three minutes of the quarter, the Seahawks netted two more goals, including a man-up goal from Patrick Regan. The Maroons were down by four, 9-5 at the end of the third quarter.</p><p>The Maroons came out hot in the final frame though, as McWilliams scored in just 30 seconds of the quarter. Michael Lintner scored just a minute later, as Roanoke got back within two, 9-7. However, St. Mary's halted Roanoke's progress, scoring three goals in a three minute span, pushing its advantage to five goals with 7:11 to play. Roanoke would score just once more as Mackenzie scored his second goal of this game, this time a man-up goal.</p><p>Roanoke led the game in saves 16-9,and narrowly trailed St. Mary's in ground balls 31-29.&nbsp; Roanoke had two man-up goals to St. Mary's one as well.&nbsp; The Seahawks led in shots 36-34, while the Maroons led the faceoff battle 13-10.</p><p>Gordy Long and Matt Tarrant each finished with three goals on the day, combining for half of St. Mary's final total. Will Lerch led the team with six shots, finishing with one goal of his own. Zack Blewett played all 60 minutes between the pipes, picking up nine saves.</p><p>Tyler McWilliams and Colin Mackenzie led the Maroons in goals, netting two apiece. Michael Lintner, Joey Dishaw, Kevin Jackson and Colin Rossano finished with one goal each.&nbsp; McWilliams and Jackson led the squad in shots, each firing off seven shots. Charles Pease played all 60 minutes in goal, tallying 16 saves.</p> In season opener, No. 7 Dickinson scores 17-4 win against Lycoming <p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">CARLISLE, Pa. -- </strong>Seventh-ranked Dickinson opened the 2014 season with a decisive 17-4 win against visiting Lycoming on Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The Red Devils struck first at the 8:51 mark and were in control of the game the whole afternoon. Sophomore Chris Menard sniped the top-right corner of the net, off an assist from senior Will Scott for the first tally of the season.</p><p>Scott found the net off the ensuring face-off as senior Carter Moore tallied the assist after winning possession. Scott tallied again and senior Brian Gleason gave Dickinson a 4-0 advantage, scoring with just one second remaining in the first quarter.</p><p>Senior Brian Cannon recorded a hat-trick around a goal he assisted to Scott, to start the second period, stretching the lead to 8-0.</p><p>Gleason found Menard for his second tally of the day before Lycoming put a goal on the board at the 1:59 mark. Matt McCaffer finished an assist from Sean Reilly to make the score, 9-1. Junior Ace Sudah picked-up a ground ball and went to goal to give the Devils a 10-1 lead, heading into halftime.</p><p>Cannon dished out a pair of assists to open the second half, finding first-year Tyler Llewellyn and Menard, for his third goal of the day.</p><p>Long pole Graham Parsons forced a turnover and fed Gleason on a fast break to close out the third period with the Devils on top 13-1.</p><p>Lycoming came out strong to open the fourth quarter, putting together a 3-1 run behind two more goals from McCaffer. Junior George Mazarakis put one in the back of the net, finishing an assist from Will Trevenen at the 3:27 mark.</p><p>Sophomore Greg Castro made a beautiful dodge off his own face-off and scored with 3:16 remaining. First-year Chase Phillips tallied the final goal of the day, scoring off another assist from Trevenen.</p><p>Moore was dominant on face-offs, winning 11-of-12 and controlling nine ground balls. Castro won 5-of-6 on the day while first-year Tyler Golian claimed 5-of-6 as well, controlling four GBs.</p><p>Senior captain Youssef Gorgi stepped into a starting role on defense and turned in a strong performance with three caused turnovers and three GBs. Junior Michael Smith was solid as well, causing four turnovers to go with four GBs.</p><p>Senior Max Pawk made three saves in the first half before Palmer Murray came on in the second half, making four saves.</p><p>Cannon led the way with three goals and three assists while Menard and Scott added hat-tricks as well. Gleason finished with two goals and two assists.</p><p>Alex Wylly made 16 stops in the cage for Lycoming.</p> No. 2 Rochester Institute rallies to beat No. 1 Stevenson 15-14 in overtime <p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>SYRACUSE, N.Y. </strong>-- 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 3 Cortland State 12, Albright 4</strong></p><p><strong>READING, Pa.</strong> -- 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 5 Salisbury 11, Widener 3</strong></p><p><strong>CHESTER, Pa.</strong> -- Fifth-ranked Salisbury used a dominating defensive performance to take down Widener 11-3 on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>The Sea Gulls jumped out to an early lead, scoring three goals in the first five minutes of the game.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 6 Cabrini 17, Haverford 4</strong></p><p><strong>HAVERFORD, Pa.</strong> -- 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Geoff Geppert scored two goals for the Fords (0-1), while Jack Bodine tallied two assists.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 7 Dickinson 13, No. 17 St. Mary's (Md.) 8</strong></p><p><strong>BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. --</strong> 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Brett Parker returned to his home field, netting a goal and sophomore Chris Menard found the net as well.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 9 Washington (Md.) 16, Goucher 7</strong></p><p><strong>CHESTERTOWN, Md.</strong> -- 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Owen Demmerly led the Gophers with three goals and one assist in the loss, while Dylan Zook and Sam Morgan each had two goals.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">Springfield 11, No. 10 Nazareth 10</strong></p><p><strong>ROCHESTER, N.Y.</strong> -- 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Montclair State shocks No. 6 Dickinson for first win against top-10 team <p><strong>CARLISLE, Pa. --</strong> Sophomore Brett Mangan scored five goals and added an assist as Montclair State recorded perhaps its most significant win in program history, shocking No. 6 Dickinson 14-11 on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>Senior All-American goalkeeper Michael Dorn made 20 saves as Montclair improved to 3-0, the first time it has opened the year with three consecutive victories since 2004 when it won its first six contests. Montclair, which had never beaten a top-10 team in its 43-year existence, also picked up its first win in five tries against the Red Devils (2-2), who dropped their second consecutive contest.</p><p>It was a strong first period for Montclair that set the stage for the impressive victory. After trading the first two goals, MSU scored the final five for a 6-1 lead. Colton Schenck gave the Red Hawks the lead with 9:13 left and Marc Scoran added an unassisted tally for a 3-1 lead. Zach Schreck collected the next two goals before Mangan scored his first with six seconds to play in the opening quarter.</p><p>Dickinson came out on fire in the second period with the first three goals to pull within 6-4 before Mangan ended the run with 8:54 to play. The Red Devils' Brian Gleason answered the score with one of his own goal however Mangan found the back of the net twice, the latter with 2:45 left putting Montclair State in front 9-5.</p><p>Dickinson, which trailed 9-6 at halftime, scored the first goal of the third to get within two. Michael Schreck countered with a goal for Montclair State and, after Tyler White tallied for the Red Devils, Joel Van Der Wal set up Shane Raymond for a goal with 7:18 remaining giving the Red Hawks a 11-8 lead.</p><p>Brian Cannon made it a two-goal contest with 5:53 left in the third however Michael Schreck scored with 70 seconds remaining in the third and then 1:15 into the fourth as Montclair State widened its advantage to 13-9. Gleason scored seven seconds after Schreck's tally but Mangan's fifth goal with 4:39 left extended the Red Hawks' lead to 14-10.</p><p>Connor Cunningham finished with three assists for Montclair State, which was outshot in the game 51-32. Van Der Wal had three ground balls in the game with Scoran and Kiel Dietrich each forcing a pair of turnovers.</p> No. 8 Denison scores 10 goals in second quarter to beat Hope 24-2 <p><strong>GRANVILLE, Ohio --</strong> Chapin Speidel scored three goals and added three assists as No. 8 Denison sailed to a 24-2 win against Hope from Piper Stadium.</p><p>A 10-goal second quarter would fuel to the Big Red to a 15-1 lead at the half. Overall, eighteen different players on Denison's roster scored at least one goal. Behind Speidel's six points, fellow senior Mike Soumekh added one goal and two assists. First-year Liam Rooney also finished with three points thanks to a pair of goals and one helper off a goal by Nick Bortolani in the third quarter.</p><p>DU won 21 of the game's 30 face-off situations. Sophomore Eric Baumgardner was 15-for-19 and led all players with eight ground balls. Hope committed 34 turnovers, 23 of which were forced by Denison. First-year Teddy Sawyer led Denison in that category with three caused turnovers.</p><p>The home team was 3-of-4 in extra-man situations with two man-up goals coming from Speidel, and one from James Meager.</p><p>Denison outshot the Flying Dutchmen 69-14 while holding a 52-17 advantage in ground balls. Chris Thomas got the start in goal for the Big Red and played the first half. The sophomore posted one save while facing five shots. Clark Bullington played the third quarter in cage while Will Nabors clocked in for the final 15 minutes of the contest. Bullington and Nabors each posted a save in their quarter of work.</p><p>Connor Miedema started in goal for Hope and finished with 11 saves in 45 minutes of action. Miedema played quarters one and two before being replaced by Matthew Folkert in the third quarter. Folkert posted three saves while allowing six goals. Miedema returned to play the fourth quarter where he would post one additional save.</p><p>Denison improves to 4-0 while Hope falls to 0-1.</p> Tyler Johnston records eight points as Cabrini defeats Hampden-Sydney <p><strong>RADNOR, Pa.</strong> -- After a slow start, No. 6 Cabrini found its footing and ran to a 14-8 win against visiting Hampden-Sydney on Saturday at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The victory improves the Blue and White to 4-0 on the year.</p><p>This marks the first time the Cavaliers have opened a season 4-0 since the 2008 campaign. Ironically, the fourth victory to open the 2008 season came in a 14-9 win at Hampden-Sydney.</p><p>Junior Tyler Johnston led the Cavaliers with a season high eight points on four goals and four assists. Fellow junior Mike Leyden added four goals and an assist in the win. Junior Damian Sobieski and senior Corey Elmer added three points each on the day. Sobieski's points came with a hat trick, while Elmer paired two goals and a helper.</p><p>With Sobieski's second goal, the junior became the 21st Cabrini player to eclipse the 100 career point plateau.</p><p>The Cavaliers showed some rust in the early going after a full week without game action. The Tigers took advantage, building a 3-0 lead in the game's first five minutes. Freshman Evan Downey opened the Blue and White score book with a goal in the 10th minute. Johnston's first of the day came as an unassisted tally before the junior evened the score at 3-3 with his second goal of the game with just 14 seconds left in the opening period.</p><p>Sobieski's first goal of the day came less than a minute into the second half.&nbsp; Less than 2 minutes later the Tigers leveled the score at 4-4. Johnston found Leyden with 94 seconds left in the period for a slim 5-4 lead, but Hampden-Syndey closed the period with a late goal to send the teams into halftime tied at 5.</p><p>Elmer put Cabrini ahead with 6 minutes left in the third period, just minutes before a costly cross-check penalty on the Tigers gave the Cavaliers an opening. During the two-minute man-up opportunity, Sobieski netted a pair of goals, including his 100th career point. Johnston added a goal with 40 seconds left in the period, extending the lead to 9-5.</p><p>The Cavaliers put the game away in the fourth quarter, scoring five unanswered goals. Johnston's fourth goal of the day came just 83 seconds into the period. On the ensuing face-off, junior Anthony DiNenno won the draw, scooped the ground ball and found Elmer alone in front of the goal. Leyden then iced the win with three consecutive goals in a four-minute span.</p><p>Cabrini outshot the Tigers 51-24, including a combined 21 by Johnston and fellow junior Anthony DiSanzo. The Blue and White also scooped 48 ground balls.&nbsp; Sophomores Brian Kittredge and Dan Hopson scooped five ground balls each, career highs for both, while Kittredge forced a career-best three turnovers.&nbsp;</p><p>Freshman goaltender Hank Altschuler recorded nine saves on the day for his fourth victory.&nbsp; DiNenno won 14 of his 21 chances inside the face-off circle.</p><p>Junior Thomas Armstrong led the Tigers (1-3) with two goals and two assists. Fellow junior Mike Funk added a pair of goals, while goaltender David Noftsinger tallied 13 saves.&nbsp;</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Sean Fitzgerald scores four goals as Salisbury beats Ohio Wesleyan <p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">BETHESDA, Md.</strong> -- Fifth-ranked Salisbury grabbed a neutral-site win on Sunday at Landon School, 13-7 against Ohio Wesleyan.</p><p>Junior midfielder Sean Fitzgerald broke out for the Sea Gulls with four goals in the game, while sophomore midfielder Thomas Cirillo and senior attackman Luke Phipps each chipped in with two goals.</p><p>OWU opened the scoring with a goal just 53 seconds into the game, but Salisbury answered with four consecutive scores.</p><p>Phipps tied the game at 1, running from behind and around the right side of the crease for his first goal.</p><p>Fitzgerald followed with his first two goals, ripping a shot from the left wing at the 10:15 mark, before driving left and netting a low score with 5:42 left in the first quarter.</p><p>Scores from freshman attackman Nathan Blondino and senior midfielder Greg Korvin sandwiched an Ohio Wesleyan goal, giving SU a 5-2 lead heading into the second.</p><p>With a man-up opportunity in the first part of the second quarter, Fitzgerald netted his third on a shot at the crease at the 9:44 mark, taking a pass from Korvin.</p><p>In the remainder of the half, the Sea Gulls and Battling Bishops traded two scores each, with Cirillo and junior attackman Mike Kane scoring for Salisbury, and the Gulls took an 8-4 lead into the break.</p><p>At the half, Ohio Wesleyan was leading in face-off wins, 11 of 13, but Salisbury led in shots 25-11, while holding OWU to only 6 of 11 clears and forcing more turnovers, 14-5.</p><p>The Sea Gulls opened the second half with a four-goal run, beginning with Phipps running from behind the cage and around the right side for his second. Less than a minute later, Cirillo tallied his second after picking up a ground ball in front of an open goal.</p><p>Fitzgerald scored his fourth on the crease, after a pass from behind by senior attackman Rhett DePol, and senior long-stick midfielder Zeke Smith followed 59 seconds later, ripping a goal from 20 yards out, pushing the lead to 12-4.</p><p>Two Battling Bishop goals in the final minute of the third quarter and another OWU goal in the fourth cut SU's lead to five, but DePol scored to cap the win with the final score 13-7.</p><p>Senior Alex Taylor played 58:41 in the cage, making 11 saves to improve his record to 6-0. Taylor is now No. 6 on the all-time saves list with 437, passing Mike Sparr.</p> Beau Wood leads No. 4 Tufts to dominant win against No. 13 Stevens <p><strong><drupal-entity data-align="none" data-caption="" data-embed-button="embed_image" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:paragraph.embedded" data-entity-embed-settings="" data-entity-id="110318" data-entity-type="paragraph" data-entity-uuid="c0a60e14-e0e7-4391-9f71-b62a48f65606"></drupal-entity>MEDFORD, Mass. -- </strong>Fourth-ranked Tufts continued to flex its offensive muscle on Tuesday, defeating Stevens Institute 23-12 in the 2014 home opener at Bello Field. Senior tri-captain Beau Wood led the charge with six goals and four assists.</p><p>Tufts (3-0) has now scored 64 goals in its first three games, an average of 21.3 per contest. Junor Cole Bailey added five goals and two assists to the Tufts attack today. Thirteen players in all scored points.</p><p>Today's game was a rematch of last year's NCAA second round match-up between the Jumbos and the Ducks at Bello. Tufts had to overcome an 8-4 deficit to win that game 13-9. Today, after a closely played first quarter, Tufts out-scored Stevens (1-4) 8-2 in the second quarter and led comfortably the rest of the way.</p><p>The Ducks had a 3-2 lead on the Jumbos when Connor McKeon scored at 7:41 of the first quarter. Tufts scored the next three, including two assisted by sophomore John Uppgren, then Michael Maroon tallied for Stevens and it was 5-4 Jumbos at the first break.</p><p>Wood had a goal and an assist as the Jumbos scored the first three goals of the second quarter for an 8-4 advantage. Charlie Cronin and Colin Sawula helped Stevens keep it close at 9-6 with five minutes remaining untiil halftime. However, Tufts scored four times during that span including two man-up goals. With just one second left, they got a Bailey from Wood goal making it 13-6 at halftime.</p><p>In all, Tufts had a 9-0 run covering the final 4:45 of the second period and 10 minutes into the third. Bailey scored three of Tufts' five unanswered goals to start the third and the Jumbo lead was suddenly 18-6.</p><p>Stevens would rally for the next three, with two scored by Michael Serrante and two assisted by JP Giroux. That closed the gap to 18-9 early in the fourth. Any momentum by the Ducks was stopped as Tufts got the next four, two by Chris Schoenhut, for a 22-9 lead. The Ducks scored three of the last four goals, including Serrante's team-high third of the game, to close the scoring.</p><p>Shots went 67-48 in favor of Tufts for a total of 115 in the game. The Jumbos also earned a 43-34 advantage in ground balls. Face-offs were tight at 20-18 Tufts. Both teams took advantage of many man-up opportunities, with Stevens finishing 4-for-8 and Tufts going 3-for-6. Tufts did a fine job containing Stevens' clears, forcing them into 11 fails in 26 chances.</p><p>Sophomore Conor Helfrich won 16 face-offs and grabbed seven ground balls for Tufts. Schoenhut collected five ground balls and sophomore defenseman Blake Wood caused two turnovers. Senior goalie Patton Watkins stopped 13 of the 22 shots he faced in 53:52 of action.</p><p>Cronin led Stevens offensively with four points on two goals and two assists. Giroux finished with three assists. Brett Incollingo won 17 of his 28 face-offs to go with nine ground balls. Cronin added five ground balls, while Troy Gassaway caused two turnovers. Goalie Kevin Rafferty faced 40 shots on goal and saved 17.</p> Will Siefert uses golden goal to lift Roger Williams past Swarthmore 8-7 <p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">SWARTHMORE, Pa. --</strong> In a seesaw game that featured five ties and three lead changes, Nick Gagnon found Will Siefert for a golden goal to lift Roger Williams to an 8-7 victory against Swarthmore on Wednesday at Clothier Field.</p><p>The Garnet, who never led in the second half, fought back to tie the game at 7-all when senior Geli Csrabases caused a turnover at midfield and set up sophomore Alex Scott for a goal in transition with 3:51 left. Despite losing the ensuing faceoff, senior goalkeeper Jonathan Cohen made one of his 14 saves to eventually allow the hosts to have the ball in their offensive zone during the waning minutes.</p><p>After three shot Garnet attempts were unsuccessful and each team called a timeout with the ball still in the hands of Swarthmore, the hosts had one more chance to net the game-winning goal in regulation. Brendan Conway received a pass from junior Andrew Preiser, who was working from behind the net, and unleashed a rocket in the waning seconds that beat junior goalkeeper Luke Aubrey. However, the shot on a golden opportunity clanked off the left pipe and bounced all the way towards the middle of the field.</p><p>Swarthmore won the opening face-off in overtime, but the Garnet turned the ball over which gave the Hawks a chance to eventually set up their offense. The visitors eventually capitalized when Gagnon sent a pass from behind the goal to Siefert, who finished with a shot that beat Cohen to the top half of the net.</p><p>The game started as a defensive battle, as neither side was able to get on the board until junior Chris Thomson found Conway for a strike with 3:58 on the clock. Sophomore attack Tim Kelly then responded with two consecutive goals to begin the back-and-forth battle. A man-up goal by junior Mike Hanna tied the game at 3s before Kelly found the back of the net to give the Hawks a 4-3 edge and the lead for good heading into the break.</p><p>Kelly finished with a game-high five points on four goals and one assist to lead the way for Roger Williams (4-1). Aubrey made 12 saves to pick up the victory in net. Conway led a balanced offense that featured six goal scorers for Swarthmore by netting two markers. The Garnet won 12 of 19 face-offs and had a 33-31 edge in total shots. Ground balls were even at 34 apiece with Mike Selverian recording five to lead all players.</p>