College Lacrosse Roundup:

College Lacrosse Roundup:

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Welcome to Lacrosse Playground's College Lacrosse Roundup, where we recap all the notable news, scores and highlights of the past week, while previewing upcoming matchups and analyzing the latest Tewaaraton trophy race.

Notable News

Jared Bernhardt breaks Matt Rambos recorded for all time scorer

Jared Bernhardt had 8 points in the dominating performance against Penn State Saturday, but the most important one would have to be his second goal which gave him the record over Rambo. Bernhardt currently has 156 career goals for the Terps and will continue to add to that number as the season goes on. The Terps will play Michigan on April 10th followed by Ohio State the following weekend, and John Hopkins to end the season.

Top Moments of the Week

Mike Adler's crease save to stop Cuse from getting the tie.

Charlotte North with the question mark goal for the win.

Pat Kavanagh comes in at #4 for ESPN's top 10.

Joe Robertson wins it for the Blue Devils

Best Games You Missed

Men's Lacrosse

Lehigh holds off #7 Army for second top 10 win, 13-12

Lehigh continues to be undefeated for the season picking up its second top 10 win of the year while remaining perfect in the Patriot League. Lehigh was lead by John Sidorski who had a team high 6 points (2g, 4a) followed by Cole Kirst who had a career high 4 goals with his 4th being the game winner coming with 2:02 remaining in the game. Mike Sisselberger helped Lehigh with being dominant at the Face-off X going 23-27 to add onto his 77% for the year. The game was back and forth with the largest lead coming in the 3rd quarter when Lehigh was up 11-7. There were 8 different lead changes throughout the game with the game being tied up 7 different times. Army was led by Brendan Nichtern who had 5 goals and 2 assists on the day for 7 points. Lehigh will play host to Navy on April 10th, while Army will travel to Loyola.

Rutgers tops Ohio State 10-9

With this win Rutgers has clinched the second place in the Big Ten and improves to 5-2 on the year with the only 2 losses coming to Maryland. Adam Charalambides led the Scarlet Knights with 3 goals and 1 assists for 4 points, followed by Connor Kirst who added 2 goals. Connor's brother Colin was incredible between the pipes making 15 saves. Rutgers took the lead mid way through the first quarter and never looked back, Ohio State tied the ball game up late in the 4th to make it 8-8 with 4:52 left in the game. Adam Charalambides put away back to back goals to make it 10-8 with 2:17 remaining before Jack Myers added a late goal to make it 10-9. Ohio State was led by Jack Myers who had 4 goals and 1 assists for the Buckeyes. Rutgers will travel to Penn State on April 10, while Ohio State will host Johns Hopkins on the same day.

Duke tops North Carolina in OT, 12-11.

Joe Robertson was the one who Propelled the Blue Devils to victory over the Tarheels to continue their undefeated season. Robertson led the Blue Devils with 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points. Robertson drew a shorty and got underneath to dive across the crease to put the ball in the back of the net for the Blue Devils to continue their 10 game winning streak. Carolina was led by Justin Anderson, Nicky Solomon and Chris Gray who all had 2 goals and 1 assist. Both goalies had phenomenal days between the pipes with Carolina's Colin Krieg having 14 saves, but Duke's Mike Adler had the edge with 3 more saves for 17 total. There were 7 different lead changes while the game was tied 6 different times. The only goal that happened in the 4th quarter was Carolina's Justin Anderson who put one away with 2:57 left to tie the game heading into overtime. Robertson's goal came with just 47 seconds remaining in OT to lead the Blue Devils to victory. Duke will travel to South Bend to play Notre Dame, while North Carolina will host Virginia both games happen on April 10. Circle your calendar for May 2nd as the Blue Devils and Tarheels will play each other right before the beginning of the ACC tournament.

Women’s Lacrosse

Boston College tops Duke 17-15

Boston College took down #8 Duke 17-15 all while honoring the late Welles Crowther (The Man in the Red Bandana) with red bandana inspired jerseys. Charlotte North lead the Eagles with 6 goals followed by Cara Urbank who added 4 goals, as well as Caitlynn Mossman who had 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points. Duke started off hot in this one leading 3-2 with 26:07 remaining in the 1st half, having as big of a lead as 3 (6-3) with 16:58 remaining. Boston College took the lead early in the beginning of the second half with 24:32 remaining and never looked back. Duke was lead by Catriona Barry who had 4 goals on 5 shots. Boston College will travel down to Virginia Tech on April 10th, while Duke will travel to #19 Louisville on April 8th.

Notre Dame beats Virginia 12-10

Notre Dame was lead by Samantha Lynch with 4 goals, followed by Andie Aldave who added a pair of goals for the Fighting Irish. Virginia was lead by Ashlyn McGovern who had a hat trick on the day, followed by Lillie Kloak who added a pair of goals. Notre Dame took a 3-0 early lead and never looked back, Virginia did tie the game at 4 with 5:55 remaining in the first half, before Notre Dame took the lead heading into halftime 5-4. Notre Dame started the second half firing on all cylinders going on a 5-0 run making it 10-4 with 19:13 remaining in the game. Virginia had a run of their owns going on a 5-0 run to make it 11-10 with 6:31 remaining in the game before Keelin Schlageter put the final goal away with 8 seconds remaining. Notre Dame will host North Carolina on April 10th, while Virginia will travel to Syracuse on the same day.

Colorado Tops USC in the West Coast Matchup.

Colorado was trailing the entire game until Sadie Grozier tied the game at 12:21 followed by Morgan Pence who put away the game winner with 10:51 remaining. USC was lead by Izzy McMahon who had 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points followed by Ella Heaney who added 4 points on 3 goals and 1 assists. Colorado was lead by Sadie Grozier who had 6 points on 5 goals and 1 assists as well as Zoe Lawless who added a hat trick on the day. Julia Lisella had a great day in between the pipes having 13 saves. Colorado will travel to play Stanford on April 9th, while USC will host San Diego State on the same day.

Tewaaraton Tracker

Men’s Lacrosse

Michael Sowers (Duke)

Sowers is currently second in the nation just behind Gray with 51 points on 22 goals and 29 assists. In the Blue Devils victory over Gray's Tarheels Sowers only had 1 goal. The Blue Devils will travel out to South Bend to play the Fighting Irish.

Chris Gray (North Carolina) 

Gray is currently the nations top point scorer with 56 points on 32 goals and 24 assists. In the Tarheels most recent game in the loss to Duke Gray had 2 goals and 1 assists. Carolina will be playing host to Virginia.

Ethan Walker (Denver)

Walker currently has 39 points on the year with 23 goals and 16 assists. In Denver's most recent game against Marquette Walker had 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points.

Jackson Morrill (Denver)

Morill currently has 45 points on the year with 21 goals and 24 assists shooting 44%. In Denver's 16-6 win over Marquette Morill added 3 points on 1 goals and 2 assists. Denver will host Villanova on April 10th.

Ryan Tierney (Hofstra)

Tierney currently is 9th in the nation on points with 42 points on 31 goals and 11 assists off of 82 shots shooting 37% on the year. Hofstra will play UMass on April 9th.

Other players to watch: Ryan Smith, Asher Noltin, Connor Shellenberger, Jared Bernhardt

Women’s Lacrosse

Katie Hoeg (North Carolina) 

Hoeg is currently 4th in the nation on points with 22 goals and 35 assists for 57 points. Hoeg is currently shooting 51% on the year. In the Tarheels most recent win against Syracuse Hoeg had 7 points off of 3 goals and 4 assists.

Jamie Ortega (North Carolina)

Ortega is second in the nation with 65 points off of 48 goals and 17 assists. Ortega is currently shooting 71%. In the most recent win against Syracuse Ortega had 8 points off of 5 goals and 3 assists shooting 83%.

Charlotte North (Boston College)

North is currently averaging 4.6 points per game. In Boston College's most recent win against Duke North had 6 goals. North is currently shooting 63%.

Izzy Scane (Northwestern)

Scane currently leads the nation with 70 points on 56 goals and 14 assists. Scane is currently shooting 53% on the year. In the most recent win against Maryland Scane had 5 goals off of 10 shots shooting 50%.

Cassidy Spilis (Rutgers) 

Spilis currently has 26 points on the year off of 23 goals and 3 assists. She is currently shooting 46%, with 83% of those shots getting on net.

Other players to watch: Gabby Fornia, Colleen Grady, Natalie Karlen, Stephanie Kelly

What to Watch this Week

We've teamed up with Lacrosse Reference to provide you with the top games to watch this coming weekend based on Lacrosse Reference's ELO ratings. The ELO system is a method for comparing the relative strength of teams. The higher the ELO rating, the better the team. The difference in two teams’ ELO ratings can be used to estimate the likelihood of each team winning.

Men’s Lacrosse


Women's Lacrosse


Note: ELO only uses the final score, the location of the game, and the date of the game, and it does factor in some season-to-season carryover. To reiterate, this is not a ranking based on past performance, but an attempt to sort teams based on “current” strength. Consider these ratings in beta for the time being.

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