No. 9 Loyola – 13
No. 11 Duke – 8
The Duke University Blue Devils fell to 3-3 on the 2012 season after a 13-8 loss to ninth ranked Loyola. Loyola A Mike Sawyer scored a career high six goals for Loyola while Duke had seven different players score goals and eight players with at least one point. Robert Rotanz led the Blue Devils with two goals and one assist. Senior D Mike Manley had one ground ball and one caused turnover in the losing effort.
No. 5 Syracuse – 9
St. John’s – 8
Red shirt senior A Tim Desko scored the game winning goal with 1:25 left in regulation as the Orange held on to win their Big East opener over St. John’s 9-8. Desko and sophomore Derek Maltz each had three points while seniors Bobby Eilers and Kevin Drew had two goals each. Drew’s two goals tied his career high and were his first points of the season. St. John’s led 4-3 at the half and held a 6-5 lead early in the fourth quarter.
No. 1 Virginia - 9
No. 3 Cornell – 8
Number three Cornell lost to number one Virginia 9-8 in overtime. Cornell tied the game with twenty-eight seconds left to play in regulation after trailing 8-5 late in the game. Connor English started the fight back with two goals in twenty-one seconds and Max Van Bourgendien scored the tying goal late in regulation. Virginia’s Steele Stanwick found Connor Briggs for the overtime winner for the Cavilers. Cornell M Roy Lang had a goal on three shots and scooped three ground balls in the defeat.
Air Force - 9
Army – 8
Army’s LSM Tim Henderson gave the Black Knight’s an 8-7 lead with 2:14 left in regulation but Army could not hold on and Air Force ended up winning 9-8 in overtime. Army junior A Garrett Thurl and senior A Conor Hayes had two goals each. Henderson also scooped six ground balls and caused two turnovers for Army.
Bucknell – 14
Hobart – 10
Bucknell scored four unanswered goals at the end of the first half that proved to be the margin of victory as Hobart lost to Bucknell 14-10. Sophomore A Cam Stone had six assists for the Statesmen while first-year M Taylor Vanderbeek scored four goals in the losing effort. Senior FO Bobby Datillo did not play in the game due to injury.
No. 5 UMass – 14
Hartford – 5
Senior A Carter Bender had one goal and one assist in the losing effort for Hartford.
No. 8 UNC – 9
No. 14 Princeton – 8
G Shane Rastivo was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-off Classic as number eight North Carolina defeated number fourteen Princeton 9-8. Rastivo made sixteen saves as Carolina stopped a two game skid at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Charlie McComas caused one turnover and scooped four ground balls.