Matt Sawyer (Loyola)—In one of the most anticipated games of 2014, Loyola used it as a statement game, winning 14-7 over Duke. It was an intense, physical, high scoring affair that saw multiple contributions, including 11 combined goals from Matt Sawyer and Nikko Pontrello. It was Sawyer that paced the Greyhounds offense with four first half goals, followed by two more in the second.
Matt Donovan (Cornell)—Saturday’s upset over #2 Virginia was a team victory. The Big Red seized control off a sloppy game and took the Cavaliers out of their game. Attackman Matt Donavan was excellent leading the offense with a five-point day (2 goals, 3 assists).
Sam Llinares (Hofstra)—Defense was the number one star in this one as the Pride were able to limit Jesse King and the Buckeyes offense to only five goals. On the other end, sophomore Sam Llinares continued his hot start, netting three goals on great individual efforts, and finished with four points.
Lyle/Miles/Ty Thompson (Albany)—The entire trio deserves credit for Albany’s lopsided victory over UMass. With the Minutemen choosing not to slide, the Thompsons took advantage of their match-ups and capitalized. Lyle had a big day with 11 points (4 G, 7 A), Miles finished most of his shots (6 G, 1 A) while Ty impressed around the cage (5 G, 0 A).
Tom Schreiber (Princeton)—A heck of a tilt between the Tigers and Tar Heels on Friday. It was a back and forth affair, but North Carolina finished strong to grab the win. The loss was not on Tom Schreiber. He picked a part the defense with his passing and shooting. He finished with a five-point day (2 G, 3 A).
Kevin Rice (Syracuse)—Syracuse snapped its two-game losing streak with a 14-8 win over St John’s this weekend. The offense continued to roll, led by Kevin Rice’s eight-point day (4 G, 4 A). He leads the Orange with eight goals, 15 assists and 23 points.