There were plenty of college games this weekend that played out as expected, but there were also a lot of big upsets, and that is where our focus lies this week…
For Sunday action, watch Notre Dame visit Rutgers.
Hopkins Runs Virginia
Hard to call a Hop win an upset, but the manner in which they did it? Impressive. Up 11-1 at one point, this game was in hard pretty early. Even when Virginia went on a run of their own, you could tell Hopkins wasn’t worried. Missing LaPierre hurts the ‘Hoos, but in the second half, there were a couple of guys who looked ready to step up for UVA. I wouldn’t count them out just yet.
In the other Face Off Classic game, Colgate dropped Navy in convincing fashion. Peter Baum was electric all day.
UNC Knocks Off Maryland
UNC raced out to a hot and heavy start and Maryland couldn’t complete the comeback. Holman, Sankey, and Bitter combined for 12 points at attack for UNC. Maryland got very balanced scoring, and will remain dangerous for the rest of the year, but they are no longer the clear cut number one team in D1 lacrosse. That should make the polls a whole lot of fun!
Villanova Tops Syracuse
Syracuse was up 9-7, and it looked like the Orange would escape with another W when Villanova started hitting shots. The Wildcats scored four of the last five goals in the game, and walked away with an 11-10 win.
Drexel Over Hofstra in 3 OT
Hofstra was up 7-5, and with only a couple minutes left, I figured this game was over. WRONG! Drexel fought back hard, forced overtime and won 8-7 in third extra period of the afternoon. Ben McIntosh scored the game winner for Drexel, which was his third goal of the day.
#10 ASA College Beats #4 Suffolk
Sure, this midweek NJCAA game might not have the luster that some of the D1 upsets have to offer, but it’s a HUGE win for ASA. The program is only in its second year, and they already have a Top 5 win, over a long-established program. Congrats to the Avengers on a great start to 2013.
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