Leading Edge Week 1 College Recap

Leading Edge alum Jack Kiernan put up five points in Siena’s season-opening win. Photo courtesy of Siena Athletics.

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Jack Kiernan was an absolute force in Siena‘s season opener this weekend.

The Leading Edge 2017 alumnus by way of Ridgewood was instrumental in the Saints’ 14-12 victory as he set up four goals and tallied one as well to help withstand a furious LIU comeback. He also picked up three ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.

Kiernan is Siena’s leading returning scorer after posting 29 goals and seven assists a season ago.

Providence 6, Holy Cross 4

’17 Toby Burgdorf (Westfield) was a brick wall in the Friars’ cage with 13 saves while also picking up four ground balls as Providence nipped the Crusaders. ’16 Sean Leahey (Seton Hall Prep) tossed out an assist in the win. ’18 Chris Conlin (Chatham) helped keep Holy Cross in the game with an insane seven-caused turnover effort to go with four ground balls.

Lehigh 16, Utah 11

’18 Cole Kirst (Seton Hall Prep) dished out an assist to go with a ground ball, ’16 Austin Pierce (Chatham) buried a goal and ‘18 Pat McIlroy (Westfield) caused a turnover on the back end for the Mountain Hawks.

Marquette 11, Bellarmine 10

’19 Chris Kirschner (Immaculata) put together his first career multi-goal game with a pair of goals and a ground ball to help the Golden Eagles nip Bellarmine.

Duke 17, High Point 8

’16 Kevin Quigley (Ridge) pocketed a goal and a ground ball to lead the Blue Devils to their first win of the year.

Georgetown 17, Lafayette 3

’17 Owen McElroy (Avon Old Farms) got the start and tossed aside three shots to secure the win for the Hoyas. ’17 Andrew Robbins (Ramapo) had one of the Leopards’ goals, while ’18 Ryan Kirkwood (St. Peter’s Prep) had two ground balls for Lafayette.

Saint Joseph’s 15, St. Bonaventure 8

’17 Jack Anderson (Mendham) picked up a pair of ground balls in the Hawks’ win.

Sacred Heart 14, Hartford 11

’18 Joe Rice (St. Augustine Prep) gobbled up a ground ball in Sacred Heart’s come-from-behind win.

Penn State 19, Villanova 10

’15 Connor Kirst (Delbarton/Lawrenceville) set up a pair of goals to go with two ground balls, ’17 Corey McManus (Summit) scored once and ’18 Will Vitton (Summit) denied a dozen shots in the Wildcats’ loss.

Syracuse 21, Colgate 14

’18 Luke Hunziker (Westfield) caused a turnover and picked up a ground ball for the Raiders.