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The D3 Report: Close to the End

0 - Published April 22, 2014 by in College, Uncategorized
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What an exciting weekend of lacrosse! As the regular season wound down, there were plenty of in conference rivalries to keep us entertained. A CAC tilt between Salisbury and Stevenson had 29 penalties! Washington College beat Gettysburg for the first time in 10 years, and both RIT and Denison stayed undefeated.

Here’s a look at some of the major stories in D3 Lacrosse!

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Photo Credit: Kim Black

Salisbury tops Stevenson

In the last game of their regular season, Salisbury beat Stevenson 11-9. This game has become a huge rivalry within the CAC, and each team is always fired up to play their in-state rival.

Physical play was a major theme, as the two teams combined for 29 penalties over the course of the game. Donovan Lange led the way for Salisbury with a hat trick, and senior Luke Phipps had four assists and two goals.Rhett DePol was great on the crease as usual, finishing a feed from Phipps right on the doorstep to put the Gulls up 4-3 at the end of the first. Stevenson scored three straight to go up 6-4.

The teams continued to trade goals, until Luke Phipps took over on Salisbury’s man up. Phipps scored to put the Gulls up 9-8, then assisted the next goal, and then scored on the last goal to go up 11-8. Stevenson, led by Stephen Banick (2g) and Chris Dashiell (3a), scored once more before the game ended.

Washington Snaps Losing Streak

Washington College had not beaten Gettysburg for 10 years. That all changed this weekend, when the Shoremen were able to pull off a 13-8 victory. A big advantage for WAC was the faceoff X, where Michael Trapp led them to a 17-23 performance. Bijan Firouzan had 3 goals for Gettysburg, but the Bullets had triple the amount of turnovers as their opponents, which was especially costly due to their lack of success facing off.

Jon Maddalone of Gettysburg had a remarkable 23 saves in the loss. The Shoremen have earned themselves the top seed in the Centennial Conference tournament with the win.

RIT Stays Undefeated

RIT beat Skidmore 23-4 on senior day, remaining undefeated and maintaining their spot as #1 in the polls. Fittingly, the Tigers were led by seniors Tyler Brooks-Lambert (18-19 facing off), Jack Kryzston (2 goals), and goalie Anthony DeLeo. RIT will be the top seed in the Liberty League tournament, and improved to 16-1 in the Liberty League since joining in 2012.

Noteworthy Numbers

8: Endicott junior middie Harrison Cotter had seven goals and an assist against Bowdoin

3: The amount of spots Stevenson dropped in the polls after their loss to Salisbury. The Stangs sit in the #5 spot.

25: The amount of goals Denison beat Hiram by, with a final score of 27-2. Denison is hot!

0: The combined amount of losses between Denison and RIT. Salisbury pulled off the perfect season in 2012, can either one of these teams do it?

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D3 Top 10

  1. RIT
  2. Salisbury
  3. Denison
  4. Washington College
  5. Stevenson
  6. Cabrini
  7. Tufts
  8. Cortland State
  9. Union
  10. Ithaca

Dark Horses: Watch out for Franklin and Marshall, York, and Roanoke. All three are getting hot at the right time.

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