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Hounds NCAA Prospect Watch: White Leads Virginia To OT Victory

March 19, 2016
NCAA lacrosse season is in full swing, with the Hounds holding rights to 11 different Division I players. Here is a roundup of how the Hounds’ 2013 Collegiate Draftees performed this week:

Matt White – A (4th round, 28th overall)

Saturday Feb. 16: #7 Virginia vs. Drexel (13-12 OT)

White scored 11 seconds into the first overtime period to give Virginia a 13-12 victory over Drexel.The Cavaliers scored twice before Drexel even shot the ball, but the Dragons streaked on a 5-1 run, entering the intermission with a 5-4 advantage. The teams traded runs and then with 5:15 left to play, a goal from White gave Virginia an 11-9 lead. But Drexel scored the next two, tying the game 11-11 with 1:23 remaining. Virginia scored with 49 seconds left, but Drexel won the next faceoff and found the back of the net with eight second to play, setting up overtime. White finished the day with four goals, including the game winner.

Next Up: #7 Virginia vs. Virginia Military Institute, Tuesday Feb. 19 at 7:00pm ET

Owen Blye – A (3rd round, 24th overall),  John Haus – M (2nd round, 15th overall)

Tuesday Feb. 12: #2 Maryland vs. Mount St. Mary’s (23-6)

Maryland started out the game on fire, scoring the first seven goals of the game in just over 10 minutes of play. Haus opened the scoring at 14:15 and Blye gave the Terps a 10-1 lead when he netted his first of the season with 6:09 to go in the second. Mount St. Mary's finished off the scoring with a man-up goal at 3:41, making the final score 23-6. Haus tallied a total of two goals and three assists on the day, while Blye finished with the one goal and added an assist.

Saturday Feb. 16: #2 Maryland @ Hartford (16-4)

Blye scored a career-high five goals to lead Maryland to a convincing 16-4 win at Hartford. Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Hartford got on the board with 1:03 left in the first with an extra-man score. The Terps’ lead grew to 7-1 in the second after Blye scored off a feed from Haus. Two more goals from Blye to open the third quarter extended Maryland’s lead to 11-1. After two more Maryland goals, Hartford finally scored again with 5:56 to play in the third. But the Terps closed out the quarter with a 15-2 lead. Though Hartford scored back-to-back goals in the fourth, Maryland answered and ended the game with a 16-4 victory. Blye’s five goals bring him to seven points on the season, while Haus added a goal and two assists to bring his point total up to eight.

Next Up:  #2 Maryland @ #1 Loyola, Saturday Feb. 23 at 1:30pm ET (on NBC Sports Network)

Mike Sawyer –  A (1st round, 8th overall)

Saturday Feb. 16: #1 Loyola @ Delaware (9-8)

Loyola survived a scare from Delaware, scoring the game-winning goal with 4.4 seconds left to secure a 9-8 victory over Delaware. The Blue Hens rallied from a 7-4 deficit at the end of the third quarter with three goals in the first five minutes of the fourth to tie the score at 7-7. Loyola took an 8-7 advantage with 8:20 on the clock, however the Blue Hens got a man-up advantage and tied the game with 26.0 seconds left. Delaware won the ensuing faceoff, but Loyola caused a turnover and picked up possession. Coach Charley Toomey called timeout with 15.4 seconds left to set up the game winner. Sawyer finished the game with one goal and one assist.

Next Up: #1 Loyola @ Towson, Wednesday Feb. 20 at 7:00pm ET

Mason Poli – LSM (4th round, 27th overall)

Sunday Feb. 10: #10 Colgate @ Bryant (14-13 OT)

Colgate scored the first goal of each period, but Bryant rallied to force four lead changes in the game in addition to six ties. Bryant tied the see-saw affair for the sixth and final time with just eight seconds left in regulation, but Colgate fought off the Bulldogs' initial possession in overtime to set the stage for a game-winning goal midway through the first overtime, lifting Colgate to a thrilling 14-13 win. Poli finished the game with two goals and one assist, adding four groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Saturday Feb. 16: #16 Fairfield @ Bryant (8-6)

Fairfield outscored Bryant 5-1 in the final 15:20 of play to earn an 8-6 victory and drop the Bulldogs to 0-2 on the season. Bryant held a 5-3 advantage with 8:22 to play in the third quarter before Fairfield started its comeback, scoring with 20 ticks remaining in the third quarter. The Stags scored back-to-back goals in the fourth to take a 6-5 advantage, but Bryant tied it again 85 seconds later. A Fairfield goal at 6:07 followed by another with 1:44 remaining cemented the victory. Poli caused two turnovers and scooped up a ground ball in the losing effort.

Next Up: Bryant @ #18 Bucknell, Saturday Feb. 23 at 1:00pm ET

Brian Casey – M (6th round, 48th overall)

Saturday Feb. 16: Layfayette @ Georgetown (11-10 OT)

Layfayette came back from an 8-3 halftime deficit to knock off Georgetown in overtime, scoring with 3:22 remaining for the 11-10 win. The Hoyas tallied four straight in the first seven minutes, including a man-up goal from Casey, then opened the second with two more scores to build a 6-2 lead. Layfatte scored with 4:40 remaining in the half, but two more Hoya scores sent the Leopards into the locker room trailing 8-3. Layfayette then came out and scored three straight in the first 12 minutes of the third quarter to pull within two at 8-6. Georgetown stopped the run, but Layfayette scored twice to open the fourth quarter went up 10-9 with 8:41 remaining in the contest. Casey tied it at 10 with 2:58 left in the game to force overtime, but it was Layfayette who would prevail in the end. Casey finished the day with four goals and one assist.

Next Up: Georgetown vs. Navy, Sunday Feb. 24 at 12:00pm ET

Jake Tripucka – M (6th round, 42nd overall)

Saturday Feb. 9: #9 Denver @ #6 Duke (14-12)

Powered by a seven-goal third quarter, Denver defeated Duke at Koskinen Stadium, snapping a nine-game home-winning streak by Duke that was the longest active in the nation. Down by six with less than eight minutes remaining, Duke mounted a comeback, scoring four straight goals, including two in the final 46 seconds, but key stops by the Denver defense solidified the Pioneers win. Tripucka had two goals, one each in the first and second quarter, and also added an assist in the fourth.

Sunday Feb. 10: #6 Duke vs. Jacksonville (21-9)

Duke improved to 1-1 on the year following a strong first half performance in which the team scored 14 goals on Jacksonville. The Blue Devils enjoyed a run of 10 unanswered goals over the final five minutes of the second quarter and into the first 10 minutes of third period. Tripucka again put up two goals and one assist to bring him to six points on the season.

Saturday Feb. 16: #3 Notre Dame @ #6 Duke (13-5)

Notre Dame scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back in a 13-5 victory over Duke. The Blue Devils finally cracked the scoring column with 39 seconds remaining in the half, but the Irish responded by scoring back-to-back goals in the final 13 seconds to take an 8-1 lead into the half. Duke opened the second half with three unanswered, including one from Tripucka, to make it 8-4 with 8:20 left in the third quarter. Notre Dame then went on a four goal run of its own to take a 12-4 advantage with 6:23 left to play. Duke scored once more but Notre Dame responded to cap off the 13-5 win. Tripucka finished with just the one goal to increase hit season-point total to seven.

Sunday Feb. 17: #6 Duke vs. Mercer (15-3)

Duke held Mercer scoreless for the first 34:17 of the game, taking an 8-0 lead at halftime and an 11-1 advantage following three periods. Tripucka tallied two assists in the contest and now has nine points on the season.

*The Hounds also hold player rights to Duke defenseman Casey Carroll (3rd round, 18th overall), who tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the 2013 NCAA season.

Next Up: #6 Duke @ UPenn, Friday Feb. 22 at 7:00pm ET

Kyle Feeney – G (8th round, 59th overall)

Saturday Feb. 9: #18 Bucknell  @ Delaware (9-8)

Bucknell held the lead for three quarters before Delaware rallied from five goals down to snatch an 8-7 lead with 8:27 remaining in the game. However, Bucknell was able to tie the game with 6:12 remaining, and then scored the game-winner with 3:30 to play to open the season with a win. Feeney had an outstanding game with 11 saves, none bigger than his stop with 20 seconds left in the game.

Sunday Feb. 17: Mount St. Mary’s vs. #18 Bucknell (12-11)

Mount St. Mary's scored a pair of late goals to stun No. 18 Bucknell with a 12-11 victory. The Mountaineers tied the game with 1:35 left, and then 15 seconds later score the game winner. The Bison had a pair of chances in the final seconds to even the score, but missed the cage on both shots. Feeney made four saves in a losing effort.

Next Up: #18 Bucknell vs. Bryant, Saturday Feb. 23 at 1:00pm ET


Still To Play:

Max Van Bourgondien – M (6th round, 43rd overall)

#8 Cornell vs. Hobart, Sunday Feb. 24 at TBD

Michael McCormack – D (7th round, 51st overall)

#17 Yale @ St. John’s, Saturday Feb. 23 at 1:00pm ET


**Rankings used are from the USILA coaches poll