3/25/13 11:05 AM
Scott Ratliff (Round 2, #9) – Loyola
Loyola caused 17 Georgetown University turnovers in a 13-8 victory over the Hoyas on Wednesday night at Multi-Sport Field. After an early Georgetown goal, Scott Ratliff dodged a defender and scored unassisted from seven yards to tie the game at one. Ratliff also collected four loose balls in the victory.
On Saturday, Loyola defense forced 18 University of Michigan turnovers, as the Greyhounds defeated the host Michigan Wolverines, 10-3. Ratliff led all players with eight ground balls in the game, as Loyola had a 31-17 advantage off the ground.
The Greyhounds take a week off before returning to ECAC action on Saturday, March 30, at The Ohio State University.
Will Manny (Round 2, #14) / Jake Smith (Round 4, #30) – UMass
UMass men's lacrosse had an excellent defensive performance to secure a 6-4 victory at Lehigh during the ESPNU Game of the Week on Wednesday evening. Senior attack Will Manny completed his 17th career hat trick, including the game-winner. Manny scored the final three goals for the Minutemen, two goals to close out the third, and the only goal of the fourth quarter. Senior Jake Smith led the defense with four groundballs and a career-high four caused turnovers.
UMass men's lacrosse recorded a 13-11 victory at Hartford on Saturday evening. Manny added one goal as well as one assist in the victory.
The Minutemen return to competition as they head to Saint Joseph's University for a matchup on Saturday, March 30.
Lee Coppersmith (Round 3, #22) – Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse scored nine goals in a row to pace the Blue Jays’ 15-8 triumph over the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon, inside M&T Bank Stadium at the Konica Minolta Face Off Classic. Lee Coopersmith scored one goal in the victory.
The Blue Jays’ are next in action on March 30 as they head to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina. Game time is slated for noon.
David DiMaria (Round 6, #46) – Lehigh
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks got out to a fast start, but was not enough as they fell to fellow Cannons draftees, Manny and Smith, of UMass by a score of 6-4 last Wednesday. Lehigh took a 2-0 lead less than three minutes into the game as senior David DiMaria scored at 13:53.
The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team bounced back from a late loss to UMass by posting an 8-5 win at Holy Cross on Saturday. DiMaria had an excellent game in which he led the offense with his 10th career hat trick. Scoring the only goal of the fourth quarter, DiMaria sealed the victory for the Mountain Hawks.
Lehigh returns home next Saturday, March 30, against Navy at 1 p.m.