2023 Leading Edge in College: May 1 Recap

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This CJ Kirst character might have a future in lacrosse.

The Leading Edge 2020 star by way of Delbarton continued his phenomenal sophomore campaign in style for the Big Red on Saturday. Kirst netted a hat trick to go with three assists, three caused turnovers and five ground balls as Cornell topped Princeton, 14-13, to secure the Ivy League regular-season title.

Kirst upped his season total to 58 goals with an early fourth-quarter marker. He also set up teammate Aiden Blake for the game-tying goal. The hat trick was Kirst’s 11th of the season, and he is a lock to earn All-America honors soon. He was also named Ivy League Player of the Week for his efforts.

Air Force 13, Robert Morris 5

’19 Gavin Peene (Ridgewood) pocketed a goal to help the Falcons soar past the Colonials.

’19 Liam Rosenthal (Central Bucks East, Pa.) denied five shots and picked up a ground ball in a half of work.

Bryant 17, Brown 12
Brown 13, Dartmouth 11
Merrimack 12, Bryant 9

’21 Gibson Linnehan (Princeton Day) took the ball away once and grabbed a ground ball in the Bears’ win over the Big Green.

Linnehan added a ground ball against Bryant, while ’22 Harry Laferriere (Avon Old Farms, Conn.) made a save in relief work.

’21 Andrew Williams (St. Peter’s Prep) grabbed a ground ball to lead the Warriors.

Virginia 12, Notre Dame 8

’21 defenseman Griffin Kology (Chatham) helped the ‘Hoos knock off the nation’s No. 1 team with an assist.

’17 Brian Tevlin (Seton Hall Prep) had a goal, a caused turnover and a ground ball for the Irish. ’18 Griffin Westlin (Seton Hall Prep) scored once for Notre Dame, which also got two ground balls from ’18 defenseman Chris Conlin (Chatham).

Utah 18, Queens 6

’21 LSM Colby Plotts (Sparta) grabbed two ground balls and took the ball away once for the Utes, who won their ninth straight.

UMass 13, Hobart 9

’20 Mason Bregman (Lenape) scored twice, set up another goal and grabbed a pair of ground balls in the Minutemen’s win.

Colgate 22, Holy Cross 9

’21 Ethan Cronk (Ridgewood) won five of eight faceoffs to go with a ground ball in the Raiders’ rout. ’21 Jack Turner (Ridge) tacked on a ground ball in the win.

’22 Tyler Marmo (Avon Old Farms, Conn.) collected a ground ball for the Crusaders.

Navy 12, Bucknell 9

’22 Jaz Zanelli (Seton Hall Prep) capped his robust freshman campaign with 11 saves, three ground balls and a takeaway. For his great play in the cage this year, Zanelli also earned Bucknell Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

Penn 14, Albany 11

’22 LSM Ryan McLaughlin (Mountain Lakes) corralled a ground ball for the Quakers.

Richmond 26, St. Bonaventure 10

’19 defenseman Jack Fabean (Manasquan) had a takeaway and a ground ball for the Spiders.

Georgetown 12, Villanova 8

’18 Will Vitton (Summit) rebuffed a dozen shots and collected a ground ball for the Wildcats. ’20 defenseman Reid Colwell (Westfield) picked up a ground ball for ‘Nova.

Maryland 14, Rutgers 11

’20 Jack Aimone (Hunterdon Central) netted four goals and added an assist and a ground ball for Rutgers.

Duke 18, Syracuse 15

’18 Cole Kirst (Seton Hall Prep) finished his career with a two-goal day for the Orange.

Denver 15, Marquette 14

’20 Luke Blanc (Seton Hall Prep) had a pair of assists for Marquette.

Drexel 16, Monmouth 7

’19 Matt Karsian (Ramapo) dished out an assist for the Hawks.

Division II

Florida Southern 12, Tampa 10

’19 Canyon Birch (Manasquan) recorded an assist and caused a turnover for the Spartans.

Division III

Gettysburg 26, Washington College 13

’21 Jack Dunleavy (Seton Hall Prep) potted a pair of goals and handed out a helper, along with causing a turnover, as the Bullets romped.

Franklin & Marshall 20, McDaniel 5

’22 Cullen Decker (Chatham) paired a goal with an assist in the Dips’ blowout.

Tufts 20, Connecticut College 6

’20 LSM Lane McCarty (Delaware Valley) took the ball away once and scooped up a ground ball to help the Jumbos stay unbeaten.

Washington & Lee 25, Shenandoah 6

’22 James Haley (Westfield) snapped home a goal to go with a ground ball for the Generals.

Williams 10, Trinity 8

’22 Will Doran (Princeton) supplied an assist and a ground ball in the Ephs’ win.

Dickinson 15, Ursinus 10

’19 Tyler Neal (Delaware Valley) had a hand in six Bears’ goals, scoring four times and dishing out two assists to go with five ground balls.