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Air Force 4
# 8 Denver downs regional foe Air Force with a consistently excellent showing across the board - Geis dropped a hat trick & Rutan had 2goals & 2 assists for the Pioneers. AF Goalie Host finished w/ 17 Saves.
With the Utah Utes in their first ever year as a D1 program, their 13-9 win over Mercer makes history with their 1st W in the programs history.
#4 Loyola defeated #6 Virginia with 17-9 dominating performance lead by Pat Spencer.
St John's 15
#12 Rutgers scored 4 quick goals at the end of the 4 quarter to prevent an upset by a strong Red Storm squad.
Struggling all game with just 3 FO's won, the Knights win the 1st face off in OT & Brendan Nichtern scored the game winner after a timeout to defeat the Minutemen.
Towson led by Brendan with 6 Goals pulls off a big opening game with a 17-8 victory over Johns Hopkins.
Maryland withstands late push by the Spiders with a 10-9 win. Austin Henningsen went perfect at the face off x (15-15) & Jared Bernhardt had 5 goals for the Terps. Ryan Lanchbury's 5g's for the Spiders wasn't enough.
#13 ranked Tar Heels had 5 different players notch 2 goals or more in win over the Paladins. Birch had 5 points for the Paladins and the offense couldn't capitalize on late extra man opp's to close the 4 goal lead.
Salisbury's Cory Gwin & Cross Ferrara both finished with hat tricks to narrowly escape a victory over Lynchburg who went on a 5-goal run in the final quarter with the help of Rogers who finished w/ 4 goals & 2 assists. Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, February 16 when it travels to Widener University
Cleveland State 8
Wolverines opened their 8th season with a close win over the Vikings. Bucky contributed to 5 of the 10 G's,
The Raiders Rock #10 Syracuse 12-9. Their 1st Win at the Carrier Dome since 2007.