Leading Edge Week 5 College Recap

Mac Bredahl continues to absolutely torch defenses for Tufts. Photo courtesy of Tufts Lacrosse.

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It would appear that Tufts is very much on board with the, ‘score a whole lot of goals,’ strategy in every single game.

Leading Edge 2018 alum Mac Bredahl (Chatham) was at the heart of a pair of Jumbo routs, dished out four assists to go with a hat trick, two ground balls and a caused turnover as Tufts hammered NESCAC rival Amherst, 25-15.

Earlier in the week, Bredahl beat up Springfield with three goals and five assists, plus a pair of ground balls, in a 25-6 win. The two-sport athlete, who also golfs for the Jumbos, has 21 points in three games.

Bates 14, Keene State 4
Trinity 16, Bates 11

’18 defenseman John Farrell (Seton Hall Prep) fired home his first career goal to go with a caused turnover and a goal as Bates rolled over Keene State. Farrell tacked on a ground ball against Trinity.

Hamilton 19, Utica 2
Hamilton 8, Bowdoin 7

’17 Alex Choy (Ridge) had a ground ball in the blowout over Utica and followed it up with a caused turnover to help Hamilton to a perfect week.

Ithaca 11, Cabrini 9

The Cavaliers fell despite a strong 14-save, one-ground ball day from ’16 Matt Nestler (Chatham) and a caused turnover and a ground ball from ’16 Kyle Myers (Johnson).

Division I

Brown 14, Virginia 13

’16 George Grell (St. Peter’s Prep) tucked home a goal as the Bears nipped the defending national champions, despite a caused turnover and a pair of ground balls from ’17 Kyle Kology (Chatham).

Villanova 12, Penn 10
Saint Joseph’s 10, Drexel 9
Drexel 15, Villanova 12
Penn 13, Saint Joseph’s 12

’18 Will Vitton (Summit) was great in the Wildcats’ cage in the upset of the Quakers, stuffing 14 attempts to go with two ground balls and a caused turnover. ’15 Connor Kirst (Delbarton/Lawrenceville) added a hat trick and three ground balls and ’17 Corey McManus (Summit) tacked on a goal. ’16 Drew Robshaw (Mendham) had a ground ball for the Quakers.

McManus had two goals against the Dragons, while Vitton made eight saves and had a pair of ground balls. Kirst chipped in a goal and a ground ball, but it was ’17 Sean Quinn (Seton Hall Prep) who caused a pair of turnovers to go with a ground ball to help the Dragons secure the win. Quinn was amazing in the loss to the Hawks, smashing away four turnovers and scooping up an incredible eight ground balls.

Robshaw helped Penn get a split with a goal and an assist against the Hawks.  ’17 Jack Anderson (Mendham) had four ground balls and a caused turnover in Saint Joseph’s win and tacked on a ground ball against the Quakers.

Duke 13, Loyola 10

’16 Kevin Quigley (Ridge) helped the Blue Devils to their third straight win with a pair of assists.

Providence 14, Sacred Heart 8

Copy and paste from every other week, because ’17 Toby Burgdorf (Westfield) was a brick wall for the Friars, stopping 16 shots and picking up a ground ball as Providence moved to 5-1. ’16 Sean Leahey (Seton Hall Prep) put together a two-goal, two-assist, five-ground ball, two-caused turnover day in the win.

Yale 17, Michigan 11

’17 Brian Tevlin (Seton Hall Prep) tossed out a pair of assists to go with two ground balls in Yale’s win.

Georgetown 16, Towson 4

’17 Owen McElroy (Avon Old Farms) was strong yet again in the Hoyas’ cage, tossing aside nine shots and securing three ground balls as the Hoyas rolled.

Lehigh 15, Holy Cross 10

’18 Pat McIlroy (Westfield) gobbled up three ground balls and added a caused turnover as the Mountain Hawks mounted a major second-half comeback. ’18 Chris Conlin (Chatham) caused two turnovers and collected a ground ball for the Crusaders.

Richmond 14, Mount St. Mary’s 7
Richmond 17, VMI 4

’19 Jack Fabean (Manasquan) chipped in to a pair of blowout wins for the Spiders with a ground ball against the Mount, followed by a caused turnover and a ground ball against VMI.

Denver 14, Notre Dame 11

’18 Griffin Westlin (Seton Hall Prep) set up three Irish goals.

St. John’s 16, Siena 9

’17 Jack Kiernan (Ridgewood) once again shouldered the scoring load for the Saints with three goals, two assists and two ground balls.

Navy 16, Colgate 14

’18 Ryan Decker (Chatham) picked up an assist and five ground balls for the Raiders.

Syracuse 15, Johns Hopkins 9

’16 Owen Colwell (Westfield) had three ground balls and a caused turnover for the Blue Jays, which also got seven faceoff wins and three ground balls from ’17 Kyle Prouty (New Egypt) and two ground balls from ’17 Jared Reinson (Montgomery).

Princeton 16, Rutgers 11

’17 Zach Masessa (Montgomery) caused a pair of turnovers and had a hand in four ground balls for the Scarlet Knights.

Robert Morris 11, Marquette 10

’19 Chris Kirschner (Immaculata) had a goal, two assists and a ground ball for Marquette.

Army 16, Lafayette 8

’17 Andrew Robbins (Ramapo) set up a pair of Leopard goals and ’18 Ryan Kirkwood (St. Peter’s Prep) added two ground balls.

Division II

Tampa 13, Saint Rose 3

’19 Mike LaPoint (Manasquan) came on late in the game and made his first career save for the Spartans by denying the lone shot sent his way.