Army Tops Syracuse for First Time Since 2010

PHOTO BY GREG WALL

Army's David Symmes scored the game-winning goal with 0.5 seconds left as the Black Knights beat Syracuse for the first time since 2010.


Army West Point’s David Symmes played the hero as the Black Knights upset No. 7 Syracuse, 14-13, in the Carrier Dome. Symmes drove down the right alley and gave Army a 13-12 lead with 3:54 to play, and then after Syracuse’s Nick Mariano had tied it, Symmes drove down the left alley and buried a shot with 0.5 seconds left on the clock to give Army the upset.

It was Army’s first win over Syracuse since upsetting the top-seeded Orange in double overtime in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Army (3-1) moved out to an 8-6 halftime lead, taking advantage of the absence of Syracuse faceoff specialist Ben Williams. With Williams sidelined by an injury, Army, led by Dan Grabher, won 11-of-16 draws in the opening 30 minutes. But Syracuse freshman Danny Varello had a strong second half to negate that edge. Army finished with a 17-to-13 edge on the draw, but Varello finished 10-of-17 for the game.

Syracuse (2-1) kept battling back, but it looked like Army was about to seize control after Cole Johnson’s third goal of the game with 10:45 left. That gave Army a 12-10 lead and the Orange was hit with a two-minute unreleasable penalty for an illegal body check on Johnson. During the extra man opportunity, Syracuse was called for a  tripping call, giving Army a 6-on-4 advantage.

But the game turned, as Army was unable to convert and Brendan Bomberry scored for Syracuse to make it 12-11 with 6:01 left. Army got hit with two separate slash penalties on Bomberry's goal, and a later pushing call, gave Syracuse a 6-on-3 chance, which Jordan Evans cashed in to to tie game at 12.

But as it had all day, Army had an answer and the answer was Symmes. The burly 6-foot-4, 212-pound midfielder deposited goals from each side of the cage to secure the victory.

Johnson (3g, 1a) led the Army offense while Syracuse was led by Bomberry and Mariano with hat tricks.







Games of Note

PHOTO BY KEVIN P. TUCKER

Penn's Tyler Dunn (right)had a hat trick, all in the second half, as the Quakers upset No. 8 Virginia 11-10 in Philadelphia.

Penn Stuffs Virginia 11-10

Reed Junkin made 16 saves as No. 19 Penn held Virginia’s potent offense to just 10 goals as the Quakers (2-0) pulled the upset at Franklin Field.

No. 19 Penn scored three goals in the opening five minutes of the contest, and faceoff specialist Chris Santangelo twice scored goals off the draw in the first quarter, helping the Quakers move in front 4-1. No. 8 Virginia clawed back and tied the game at 4-4 early in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers never led in the game.

Penn sophomore Tyler Dunn took over down the stretch. The U.S. U19 alum notched his first goal with 3:35 left in the third quarter, giving the Quakers a 7-5 lead. Back-to-back tallies by Zed Williams and Dox Aitken tied it at 7, but Dunn’s second goal put Penn back up 8-7 early in the fourth quarter. Penn eventually stretched that lead back to two goals at 10-8, but Aitken and Williams once again answered for the Cavaliers and it was tied 10-10 with 8:48 to play. Dunn completed his hat trick with 5:52 left for the final, and winning, goal of the game.

Dunn’s four points (3g, 1a) led Penn while Santangelo and Reilly Hupfeldt each added two scores. Aitken, a teammate of Dunn’s on the U.S. U19 team, led Virginia (3-1) with four goals and Williams added three.

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Maryland held off a late charge, and two weather delays, to defeat Yale 12-11 in College Park, Md., on Saturday.

Maryland Holds Off Yale, Weather

It survived two weather delays and a furious second half rally, but No. 2 Maryland held on to a big lead and got by No. 6 Yale in the first game of a men’s/women’s doubleheader at College Park. Colin Heacock had a hat trick to lead the way for the Terps, who move to 4-0 for the season.

Yale (1-1) was without Tewaaraton candidate Ben Reeves, who injured his hamstring is last weekend’s matchup with Villanova.

Maryland’s offense was efficient from the start, jumping out to a 5-2 lead n the opening quarter despite winning just one of eight faceoffs. Then, sophomore Austin Henningsen, a U.S. U19 team member, won eight consecutive faceoffs across halftime to help Maryland take a 11-5 third-quarter lead.

Yale mounted a comeback aided by Eric Scott and Joe Sessa, scoring six of the next seven goals to cut the lead to 12-11 with 9:22 left. The score stood at 12-11 going into a 34-minute weather delay as storms rolled through.

Coming out of the delay, Yale pressed for the tying goal, but couldn’t get through the Maryland defense. The Terps had the ball with 37 seconds remaining when a second delay — one that lasted 84 minutes — was called.

The Bulldogs forced a Maryland shot clock violation with nine seconds left, but it’s one shot attempt sailed wide.

“It’s one of the few times the weathermen were right,” Maryland coach John Tillman said. “It wasn’t easy. We had a tough time in the forth quarter handling the ball. … I thought the weather delay came at a good time for us. The captains did a good job of relaxing everybody.”

Eric Scott led the way for Yale with five goals and an assist.

— Matt Hamilton

Logan Keys Hopkins Win Over UNC

Former Michigan goalie Gerald Logan made 16 saves as No. 5 Johns Hopkins dominated defending national champion North Carolina 13-5 in Chapel Hill. It was No. 3 North Carolina’s first loss since falling to Syracuse in the ACC tournament last April.

John Crawley scored four goals, including one of three extra-man tallies for Hopkins, and Joel Tinney added two goals and two assists. Wilkins Dismuke scored two goals in the opening five minutes of the game for the Blue Jays (4-0), who never trailed in the contest. Chris Cloutier had two goals for UNC (3-1), which did not register an assist.

Stony Brook Rings Up 25 in Brown Upset

Stony Brook (3-0) outscored No. 9 Brown 8-0 in the first quarter and went on to stun the Bears 25-17 in a wild shootout in Rhode Island. Freshman Cory Van Ginhoven had seven goals for the Seawolves, including three in the first quarter, and was one of five Stony Brook players to register a hat trick. Dylan Molloy led Brown (1-1) with four goals and two assists in a game that saw three goalies combine for just 17 saves against 42 goals. There were 104 total shots in the contest, including 66 by Stony Brook.

O’Keefe Lights Up Stat Sheet for Penn State

Freshman Mac O’Keefe, a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. U19 team, broke his own school record for goals in a game by a freshman, pouring in eight goals in No. 10 Penn State’s 17-12 victory at Villanova. Grant Ament added three goals and four assists for a team now averaging 18.3 goals per game. At 4-0, Penn State is off to its best start since 1992.

Towson Hangs On Against Georgetown

Towson scored 10 first half goals, but was held to just one in the second half. It was good enough as the No. 12 Tigers held on for an 11-10 win at Georgetown. Joe Seider led Towson (2-0) with three goals, including two of Towson’s three goals in the final five minutes of the first half that gave the Tigers a 10-5 advantage. Daniel Bucaro had six goals for Georgetown (0-3).

Richmond Defense Stymies Marquette

No. 16 Richmond has allowed just 17 goals in its 4-0 start, and it's defense was never better than in Saturday’s 9-2 win over No. 15 Marquette. The two goals were the second fewest scored by Marquette in its brief history. Senior goalie Benny Pugh made 16 saves, one away from the school record, and the senior defensive trio of Ryan Berning, Brendan Hynes and Ryan Dennis combined for 10 ground balls and eight caused turnovers for Richmodn. Ryan Lee had three goals and two assists for the Spiders. Cole Blazer had 15 saves for Marquette (1-1), which was shut out in the second half.

Wilson Caps Boston U Rally Over Navy

Jack Wilson scored with 1.5 seconds left to cap Boston University’s 8-7 comeback over No. 18 Navy. BU (4-0, 1-0 Patriot League) led 5-1 early in the third quarter, but Navy then ripped off six straight goals to take a 7-5 lead. The Mids (1-3, 0-1 PL) maintained the lead until Greg Farris tied the game with 1:52 to play and Wilson then scored his game winner right on the crease following a Navy turnover with 13 seconds remaining. Wilson led BU with three goals and Colin Flounlacker led Navy with three.

Division I Top 20 Scoreboard

No. 1 Denver 19, Cleveland State 6
No. 2 Maryland 12, No. 6 Yale 11
No. 5 Johns Hopkins 13, No. 3 North Carolina 5
No. 19 Penn 11, No. 8 Virginia 10
Stony Brook 25, No. 9 Brown 17
No. 10 Penn State 17, Villanova 12
No. 11 Loyola 18, Lafayette 5
No. 12 Towson 11, Georgetown 10
No. 13 Albany 19, Drexel 8
No. 14 Rutgers 8, Fairfield 3
No. 16 Richmond 9, No. 15 Marquette 2
No. 17 Ohio State 16, Jacksonville 8
Boston University 8, No. 18 Navy 7
No. 20 Marist 11, Binghamton 8

Division II

LeMoyne 8, Lindenwood 7 (OT)

Top-ranked LeMoyne avoided an upset bid by No. 7 Lindenwood as Josh Slowinski scored with 10 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Dolphins an 8-7 victory. Lindenwood (2-1) never led in the contest, but it was tied four times, the last coming at 7-7 on David Corazalla’s goal with 6:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. Lindenwood had an extra man opportunity in overtime, but failed to convert and Ryan Cosgrove found Slowinski for the winner. Slowinski and Sean Emerson each had hat tricks for LeMoyne (2-0). Sean Darroch led Lindenwood with three goals.

Limestone 12, Tampa 10

Danny Foran made 14 saves as No. 2 Limestone held off No. 8 Tampa 12-10 in a top 10 showdown. Limestone (3-0) scored five goals in the third quarter, stretching its lead to as many as four goals in the second half. Ryan Maciejewski led Limestone with three goals and an assist. Andrew Kew had a hat trick for Tampa (3-2).

Division III

Salisbury 10, Gettysburg 9 (OT)

For the third straight game, No. 1 Salisbury escaped with a narrow victory, this time a 10-9 overtime win against No. 8 Gettysburg in overtime. Salisbury (4-0), which beat Lynchburg 9-8 on Feb. 11 and Montclair State 9-7 on Feb. 18, never trailed against the Bullets (2-1) and led by as many as three goals in the first half. Brendan Bromwell delivered the game-winner for Salisbury with 2:31 left in the first overtime. Garrett Reynonds (2g, 1a) was one of four Seagulls with a pair of goals. Sean Fumai led Gettysburg with three goals and an assist.

RIT 16, Stevenson 13

No. 4 RIT (2-0) got a career-high nine points (5g, 4a) from Ryan Lee to defeat No. 16 Stevenson 16-13. Stevenson outshot RIT 51-37 in the game, but RIT goalie Nick Nesbitt came up with 13 saves in the win. Kyle D’Onofrio had five goals and an assist for Stevenson (0-1).

Washington College 11, Washington and Lee 9

Washington College led No. 11 Washington and Lee 11-4 midway through the fourth quarter and then held off a late charge by the Generals (2-2) for an 11-9 victory. Casey Grieves had a career-high six points (2g, 4a) to lead the Shoremen (2-0) and Tyler Powers added a hat trick. Jones Veith led W&L with two goals and two assists.

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