PRINCETON, N.J. - Ivy League men's lacrosse teams enjoyed a successful opening weekend, going 4-3 in nonconference play.
Three of the four Ivies that are ranked picked up their first wins of the season. Princeton, ranked No. 9 in the media poll and No. 10 in the coaches' poll, rallied for a 12-10 win over Hofstra. No. 15/16 Cornell also had a late charge in beating Hobart at home. Yale, which is ranked No. 12 in both polls this week, handled St. John's. Penn played well, but dropped a 9-6 decision on the road against defending national champion Duke, which is ranked No. 1/2. The Quakers dropped to No. 20 in both polls after the loss.
In other action, Brown handled Quinnipiac, 13-6, recording 11 assists in the process. Dartmouth lost at No. 3/2 North Carolina, 18-5, while Harvard lost at No. 13/13 UMass, 8-4.
A pair of big match-ups will be coming up this weekend when Princeton hosts No. 7/5 Johns Hopkins and Penn hosts No. 5/6 Denver. Both of those matches will be streamed live on The Ivy League Digital Network. This week, five games will be shown on the League's new home for live coverage from around the Ancient Eight.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton senior midfielder Tom Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) earns the initial Player of the Week award for the 2014 season with his five-point day in the Tigers' 12-10 win over Hofstra on Saturday. Schreiber had three goals and two assists on the day, but more importantly had a pair of goals and a helper during a crucial 8-1 run that brought the Tigers back from an 8-4 deficit. Schreiber put the Tigers up for good with 6:46 to play with his third goal of the day, giving Princeton a 10-9 lead.
It was his 17th consecutive game with at least three points.
Schreiber's Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 1 GS, 3G, 2A, 5 Pts., 5 shots, 4 SOG, 1 GB
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman attack Dylan Molloy (Setauet, N.Y.) found the net four times in his collegiate debut as the Bears defeated Quinnipiac, 13-6, in their season opener. Starting in place of the injured Henry Blynn, Molloy stepped in and helped carry the offensive load left by not having their leading scorer from a year ago. Molloy scored three of his four goals in the second half.
Molloy's Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 1 GS, 4G, 4 Pts. 7 Shots, 5 SOG
Jack Kelly, Brown (So., GK - West Islip, N.Y.)
1 GP, 1 GS, 6 GB, 6 GA, 18 svs.
Zack Losco, Penn (Sr., M - Smithtown, N.Y.)
1 GP, 1 GS, 2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 3 GB
Doug Tesoriero, Cornell (Sr., FO - Syosset, N.Y.)
1 GP, 2 A, 2 Pts., 20-24 FO, 14 GB
Dylan Levings, Yale (Sr., M - Massapequa, N.Y.)
1 GP, 1 A, 1 Pts., 13-19 FO, 9 GB
Tuesday, February 25
Dartmouth at Vermont, 3 pm
[15/16] Cornell at Binghamton, 4 pm
Holy Cross at Harvard, 4 pm [IVY]
[9/10] Princeton at Manhattan, 7 pm
Saint Joseph's at [20/20] Penn, 7 pm [IVY]
Saturday, March 1
Harvard at [17/18] Albany, 12 noon
[7/5] Johns Hopkins at [9/10] Princeton, 12 noon [IVY]
[5/6] Denver at [20/20] Penn, 1 pm [IVY]
[13/13] UMass at [RV/RV] Brown, 1 pm [IVY]
[12/12] Yale at [RV/RV] Bryant, 1 pm
1-Dartmouth vs. Sacred Heart, 1 pm
[15/16] Cornell at Michigan, 1 pm
Tuesday, March 4
Quinnipiac at Harvard, 4 pm
Canisius at [15/16] Cornell, 4 pm
Wednesday, March 5
Hartford at [RV/RV] Brown, 4 pm [IVY]
Friday, March 7
[3/2] N. Carolina at [9/10] Princeton, 5:30 pm [ESPNU]
IVY – Streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network
1 - Patriot Cup, Dallas (Ford Stadium)
Rankings listed as Warrior Media / USILA