March 15, 2010

ECAC Releases Its Weekly Awards Notice

from press release

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Colin Scott, Denver
Freshman, Attack, Ridgefield, Conn.
Scott led the Pioneers to a 10-5 win over the visiting Canisius Golden Griffins over the weekend, scoring four goals, one of which was a man-up goal, while also registering one assist for five points. The freshman finished the night with seven shots, five of which were on goal for a 71.4 shot-on-goal percentage. Scott also grabbed two ground balls, helping the Pioneers to their second straight win.

Christian Haggerty, Quinnipiac
Junior, Attack, West Nyack, N.Y.
Haggerty scored twice and dished out four assists, both game highs, as Quinnipiac upended Providence College, 12-2, Saturday afternoon. Haggerty leads the Bobcats so far this season with 15 points on eight goals and seven assists.

Defensive Player of the Week
Joseph Marra, Fairfield
Senior, Goalkeeper, Smithtown, N.Y.
Marra made a career-high 17 saves as the Stags knocked off No. 3 Notre Dame in Houston on Saturday. The senior made 10 of those saves in the final quarter, to hold off the charging Irish. Marra did not face a shot on net in the first quarter, but made four stops in the secondquarter as the Stags took a 7-2 lead into the half. He stopped three shots in the third quarter, before the double-digit fourth quarter effort. Marra also had a team-high four ground balls in the win.

Rookie of the Week
Jeff Tundo, Ohio State
Freshman, Attack, Orchard Park, N.Y.
Tundo led the Buckeyes with a hat trick in the team's win over Albany on Saturday, scoring back-to-back goals in the first half to break the one-all tie and give Ohio State a two-goal lead. His final goal came in the third quarter, putting Ohio State up 7-3. The hat trick matched his career high, set in his first career game against Villanova. He had four groundballs in the game to lead the Buckeye field players. Against Robert Morris on Tuesday, Tundo had a goal and an assist. Tundo, who has at least one point in each game of his collegiate career, leads the Buckeyes with 11 goals and is second with 15 points.

Honor Roll
Adam Paranka, Air Force
Brian Wilson, Air Force
Sean Doyle, Bellarmine
Scott Bowles, Bellarmine
Kevin Peters, Fairfield
Matt Callahan, Fairfield
Bobby Dattilo, Hobart
Collin Finnerty, Loyola
John Schiavone, Loyola
Brandon Freeman, Ohio State
Kevin Benzing, Quinnipiac

Air Force...Air Force's win over service academy rival Army was its first victory over the Black Knights in 17 tries. It also marked the first time in the history of the series that the Falcons have hosted the Black Knights... Air Force's overtime contest was its first overtime game since the 2008 season, when the Falcons fell to conference foe Quinnipiac, 11-10. The Falcons' last overtime win was also in 2008, when Air Force opened the season with an 8-7 victory over Providence... Goalkeeper Brian Wilson posted 11 saves in the win over Army, marking the third-straight game that he has tallied more than 10 saves... Sophomore Adam Paranka registered a career-high two assists in the Falcons' victory over the Black Knights... Sophomore defenseman Dayton Gilbreath picked up a career-best six groundballs against Army... Air Force opens its conference slate against Loyola this weekend, with its first game this season against a nationally ranked team.

Bellarmine...Bellarmine University scored the final two goals of the game to post an 8-7 win on the road at Hartford on Saturday afternoon...Sean Doyle scored each of the final two goals of the game, and Bellarmine goalie Scott Bowles registered four saves in the game's final 3:39 to preserve the win... The Knights were led by seniors Chase Williams (2 goals, 3 assists) and Shane Andersen (3 goals, 1 assist)... Bowles ended the day with 16 saves...Bellarmine improved to 4-3 on the year... The Knights are 0-3 at home and 4-0 when on the road or at neutral sites... The Hartford game served as a homecoming for head coach Jack McGetrick who spent 11 seasons as the Hawks' head coach, where he is the winningest coach in program history and earned the national coach of the year award in 1997... Earlier in the week, the Bryant Bulldogs overwhelmed the Knights by a score of 13-4, outshooting Bellarmine 40-19... Bellarmine returns to action on March 21 when the Knights host Robert Morris at 1 p.m. in Owsley B. Frazier Stadium.

Denver...The University of Denver men's lacrosse team (3-3) won its second straight game, defeating visiting Canisius, 10-5, on Saturday evening at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium...Freshman Colin Scott led the Pioneers with four goals and an assist, while freshman Cameron Flint added two goals and an assist... Denver outshot Canisius, 42-21, including a 20-shot assault in the third quarter... The Pioneers also led the Golden Griffins 40-21 in ground balls, and won 12 of the 19 face-offs... Sophomore goalie Zander Buteux earned the win for Denver after making eight saves... Senior Charley Dickenson moved up one spot in the Pioneer record books with 58 career assists as he finished the night with one assist. The midfielder currently sits in a tie for third place for career assists... Freshman Chase Carraro continued to impress in face-offs in his third game back from injury, winning 11-of-18 face-offs and scooping up seven ground balls.

Fairfield...Fairfield earned its second win of the year, defeating No. 3 Notre Dame, 10-8, at the inaugural 'Beating Cancer With a Stick' Classic in Houston, Texas... Joseph Marra made a career-high 17 saves, with ten in the fourth quarter, to spearhead the win... Marra, along with Drew Palmer, Reed Marko and Brendan McTague, had four ground balls... Eight different Stags scored goals in the win... The win snapped a three-game losing streak to nationally-ranked teams... Fairfield is the first team to score double-digit goals against Notre Dame since Syracuse defeated the Irish, 11-9, in the quarterfinals of the 2008 NCAA Tournament... Marshall Johnson saw his first action since the opener and had one assist... Brent Adams scored for the first time since the opener, putting both of his shots on the afternoon into the back of the net... Kevin Peters had two goals and an assist to lead the Stags offense against the Irish... Max Trunz scored the game-winning tally and has both gamewinners for the Stags this season... Fairfield will travel to Colgate on Saturday, ending a season-long three-game road swing.

Hobart...Hobart played 20th-ranked Bucknell even through the first two quarters, but the Bison outscored the Statesmen 4-1 in the pivotal third quarter en route to a 9-7 victory... Bobby Dattilo, who entered the game 12th in the nation in faceoff winning percentage, out dueled Bucknell's Jake Clarke (18th), winning 14 of the day's 20 faceoffs. Dattilo also scooped up six ground balls, while teammate Alex Caton collected a game-high seven... Kevin Curtin and Chris Pedersen led the Hobart attack with three points apiece, while Mike Lazore and Doug Shiver added two goals each... In goal, Max Silberlicht made 13 saves for the Statesmen, while Kyle Feeney turned back 11 stops for the Bison... Hobart won't have to wait long to get a chance to even its record. The Statesmen host Binghamton on Tues., March 16, at 3:30 p.m. Hobart leads the all-time series with the Bearcats 3-1, including an 8-4 win last season... The game kicks off a three-game homestand for the Statesmen that continues with Quinnipiac on Sat., March 20, and concludes with Syracuse on Tues., March 23.

Loyola...Loyola celebrated the opening of the Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday with a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans that braved soaking rains and driving wind... The Greyhounds, however, fell to No. 10 Duke, 8-5... Collin FInnerty scored the first-ever goal at Ridley, tallying a score on a low-to-low blast just over five minutes into the game. He finished with three goals, marking the third time in as many games that the senior attacker has scored three or more goals... Junior face-off middie John Schiavone had a tremendous day for Loyola, winning 13-of-17 restarts and picking up a career-high 12 ground balls. Schiavone was going up against the Preseason All-America duo of Sam Payton and C.J. Costabile at the 'X'... Pat Byrnes had a career-high two assists for the Greyhounds, and Cooper MacDonnell and Stephen Murray each added goals for the Greyhounds... The Greyhounds play their second home game of the season on Saturday when they host Air Force in a 1 p.m. game that will be the first broadcast of the season on the ECAC 'Game of the Week 'package.

Ohio State...The Buckeyes defeated Albany, 11-6, Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to remain undefeated at home (4-0)... It marked the squad's first outdoor games in Columbus this season after three wins inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center... Freshman Jeff Tundo led the Buckeye attack with a hat trick, with classmate Logan Schuss scoring twice... Sophomore Keenan Ochwat had a goal and an assist (the first tally of his career), with junior Mike Pires also contributing a goal and an assist... Senior goalie Brandon Freeman had 12 saves in the win... On Tuesday, the Buckeyes lost on the road at Robert Morris, 12-7... Senior goalie Brandon Freeman had a season-best 14 saves in the game... Freshman Dominique Alexander had a team-high and career-best two goals in the contest... Ohio State now hits the road for its next five games, beginning with a game at Notre Dame Saturday, followed by a game at Fairfield the following Tuesday to open the ECAC slate... James Green, Mike Pires, Logan Schuss and Jeff Tundo each have at least one point in all six games this season... Freshman Trey Wilkes won a season-high 18 faceoffs against Robert Morris Tuesday, going 18-5 on the day while taking all the draws for the Buckeyes. He had seven groundballs to lead the Buckeyes and tie the team season high... Freshman Logan Schuss is first on the team with nine assists and 19 points and second with 10 goals... Classmate Jeff Tundo has a team-high 11 goals and ranks second with 15 points.

Quinnipiac...The Bobcats (3-1) won their third straight game with a dominant 12-2 home victory Saturday against Providence...Christian Haggerty led the Bobcats with six points (2 G, 4 A), while Jack Oppenheimer added three points (2 G, 1 A)...The Bobcats never trailed in the game, scoring six of the first seven goals to cruise to victory... Kevin Benzing made seven saves while allowing just two goals in 52:55... Zach Pall had another strong game on face-offs, finding success on 10-of-16 opportunities. He also picked up a team-best nine ground balls...Quinnipiac will face ECAC member Hobart this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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