2024 Leading Edge in College: April 8 Recap

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Jack Turner made sure to give Colgate its second top-15 upset of the season.

The Leading Edge 2021 and Ridge product pocketed a hat trick to go with a ground ball and a takeaway to lift the Raiders past Army, 14-11. Earlier in the season, he tallied a pair of goals when Colgate knocked off Penn State in its season opener.

Rutgers 9, Michigan 7

’20 Jack Aimone (Hunterdon Central) paced the Scarlet Knights with a pair of goals and ’21 Logan Peters (Wall) added one tally as Rutgers nipped the Wolverines. ’22 Andrew Macheca (Culver, Ind.) contributed a ground ball.

’20 Kyle Stephenson (Seton Hall Prep) led the Wolverines with a goal and an assist.

Notre Dame 15, Duke 12

’18 defenseman Chris Conlin (Chatham) and ’23 defenseman Shawn Lyght (Seton Hall Prep) led a staunch Irish defensive effort with a takeaway and a ground ball each. Conlin also handed out an assist for the top-seeded Irish.

Cornell 18, Syracuse 17
Cornell 14, Brown 8

Who else to score a double-overtime winner for the Big Red than ’20 CJ Kirst (Delbarton)? The 2023 Tewaaraton finalist hammered home an open look to cap off a five-goal, one-assist, two-ground ball, two-taekaway day as Cornell stormed back to down the Orange.

Kirst later paired two goals with an assist to go with a takeaway and a ground ball in the win over the Bears.

Delaware 14, Fairfield 6

’23 John McCurry (Wall) continued his strong freshman campaign with a five-goal, one takeaway outburst as the Blue Hens flew past Fairfield.

Virginia 14, North Carolina 6

’21 Griffin Kology (Chatham) led a ‘Hoos defense that brought the pain with three ground balls and a takeaway in a rout of the Tar Heels.

Yale 12, Penn 9

’23 Cole Cashion (Rumson-Fair Haven) found the back of the net once to pace the Bulldogs.

’20 Connell Kumar (Seton Hall Prep) fired home a goal for the Quakers.

Richmond 21, Hobart 8

’19 defenseman Jack Fabean (Manasquan) took the ball away once to go with four ground balls to pace the Spiders.

Utah 14, Robert Morris 6

’21 LSM Colby Plotts (Sparta) was a force between the lines for the Utes with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

’21 Brendan Cina (Sparta) picked up a pair of ground balls for the Colonials.

Lehigh 9, Holy Cross 7

’20 Aidan Decker (Chatham) secured a ground ball to help the Mountain Hawks soar past the Crusaders.

’21 SSDM Cal McPherson (Pingry) matched Decker’s stat line for Holy Cross.

Monmouth 15, Hampton 4

’21 faceoff midfielder Ethan Cronk (Ridgewood) put forth a dominant effort, winning 11 of 16 faceoffs to go with four ground balls as the Hawks cruised. ’22 Matt Dollive (Wall) caused a turnover in the win.

UMBC 21, UMass-Lowell 5

’23 Ryan Demato (St. Augustine Prep) dished out an assist as UMBC cruised.

Saint Joseph’s 12, UMass 7

’20 Mason Bregman (Lenape) pocketed two goals, picked up three ground balls and had a takeaway for the Minutemen.

Georgetown 11, Marquette 8

’20 Luke Blanc (Seton Hall Prep) nearly sprung Marquette’s upset bid with two goals and a ground ball.

Providence 15, Villanova 8

’20 defenseman Reid Colwell (Westfield) picked up two ground balls and caused a turnover for the Wildcats. ’22 David Link (Delbarton) fired home a goal and corralled a ground ball for ‘Nova.

Loyola 15, Bucknell 13

’22 Jaz Zanelli (Seton Hall Prep) stopped nine shots for the Bison.

Stony Brook 13, Drexel 8

’20 Mike Lenskold (Bridgewater-Raritan) won three faceoffs and picked up a ground ball for the Dragons.

Division II

Tampa 20, Lynn 4

’19 Canyon Birch (Manasquan) added to his impressive résumé this season with a two-goal, four-assist day to pace the Spartans.

North Greenville 12, Barton 9

’19 Christian Cechini (Apex, N.C.) snapped home two goals and set up another to fuel North Greenville’s win.

Division III

Trinity 11, Hamilton 7

’23 Bo Page (Taft) found the back of the net twice and scooped up a ground ball for the Bantams.

Washington & Lee 10, Lynchburg 9

’22 James Haley (Westfield) eclipsed the 30-goal plateau with a pair of tallies and two ground balls to lead the Generals.

Dickinson 12, Washington College 7

’21 Colin Williams (St. Peter’s Prep) scored once to help Dickinson to a win.

Swarthmore 13, Gettysburg 9

’21 Jack Dunleavy (Seton Hall Prep) bagged a goal, an assist and a ground ball for the Bullets.

Amherst 12, Williams 4

’22 Will Doran (Princeton) contributed a ground ball for the Ephs.