PRINCETON, N.J. -- Six of the seven Ivy League men's lacrosse teams opened their 2012 seasons over the weekend and the League combined for a 5-1 record, including wins by Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale and Brown.
Amongst the victories, No. 14/19 Princeton knocked off No. 13/15 Hofstra, 12-6, and Dartmouth came up with a 9-6 victory at No. 19/20 Colgate.
Though opening play a weekend after most of their opponents', the Ivy offenses were in midseason form as the six teams averaged just under 12 goals per game over the weekend, led by Yale's 19-6 win against St. John's.
No. 15/14 Harvard sent Vermont to a 0-2 record on the year when it downed the Catamounts 11-4, while Brown closed out the League's opening weekend with a 12-7 victory at Quinnipiac.
Penn officially opened the 56th season of Ivy League men's
lacrosse on Friday night when it fell at No. 8/10 Duke, 12-8.
Elsewhere, Cornell's game at Hobart was postponed due to inclement
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton sophomore Tom Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.), last year's Ivy League Rookie of the Year, had a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists in the Tigers' 12-6 win over No. 13/15 Hofstra. When the Pride cut a 6-2 deficit to a one-goal game at 6-5, Schreiber took over and scored two goals and added two of his assists to lead the Tigers' offense when they needed it most. The midfielder, who was a 2012 preseason first-team All-America selection, also picked up five ground balls and caused a turnover.
A three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week last season, this is Schreiber's first career Ivy League Player of the Week honor.
Schreiber's Weekly Stats
1 GP, 3G, 4A, 7 Pts., 5 GB, 1 CT, 9 Shots, .333 shooting%
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Against No. 13/15 Hofstra, Princeton freshman Mike MacDonald (Georgetown, Ontario) scored three goals in his debut to help lead the Tigers to a 12-6 win over the Pride. The attackman had three goals on four shots and scored two of his goals after Hofstra had cut Princeton's lead to 6-5 in the third as the Tigers ended game on 6-1 run.
MacDonald's Weekly Stats
1 GP, 3G, 3 Pts., 2 GB, 4 Shots, .750 shooting%
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman Nick Piroli (Black River, N.Y.) registered a hat trick in his collegiate debut with three goals on just four shots in Brown's 12-7 win at Quinnipiac on Sunday. In the second quarter, he scored his first two goals to move a narrow 4-3 lead to 6-3 and the Bears never looked back en route to the victory. Piroli became the first Brown freshman to start on attack since Andrew Feinberg did so in 2008.
Piroli's Weekly Stats
1 GP, 3G, 3 Pts., 4 Shots, .750 shooting%
Fergus Campbell, Dartmouth (Sr., G - New Canaan, Conn.)
1 GP-GS, 60:00 Mins., 6 GA, 6.00 GAA, 15 Svs., .714 Sv. %, 1-0
Daniel Eipp, Harvard (So., A - Groton, Mass.)
1 GP, 3G, 3 Pts., 3 GB, 1 CT, 6 Shots, .500 shooting%
Brandon Mangan, Yale (So., A - Wantagh, N.Y.)
1 GP, 4G, 1A, 5 Pts., 6 Shots, .667 shooting%
Keegan Michel, Harvard (Fr., M - Westminster, Md.)
1 GP, 2A, 2 Pts., 7 GB, 1 CT, 2 Shots, faceoffs: 8-of-12
Conrad Oberbeck, Yale (Fr., A - Greenwich, Conn.)
1 GP, 2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 1.000 shooting%
Dan O'Brien, Brown (Sr., A - Kensington, Md.)
1 GP, 2G, 2A, 5 Pts., 2 Shots, 1.000 shooting%
Dan Savage, Penn (Sr., M - Garden City, N.Y.)
1 GP, 3G, 2A, 5 Pts., 10 Shots, .300 shooting%