Division III Men's Wrap: MIT, St. Lawrence Survive on Saves in Closing Seconds

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A historic season for MIT and Ryan Gebhardt continues.


Fifteen Division III men’s games — 14 NCAA second-round games and one third-round game — made for a busy day. Let’s go over all the results.

MIT NEVER TRAILS IN ONE-GOAL WIN

MIT’s historic season continues.

The Engineers scored the game’s first six goals but then went back-and-forth with Amherst in a 13-12 win. After Bayard Demallie tied the score at 10 for Amherst with 13:46 left in the contest, Gavin Vandenberg answered with the go-ahead goal. Ryan Gebhardt made it a 12-10 lead five minutes later.

PJ Clementi cut it to 12-11 before Eric Pence added another insurance goal for MIT. It was a much-needed score. Clementi added another with 20 seconds, and Amherst won the ensuing faceoff. Clementi took another rip as time expired, but Lukas Drexler-Bruce made a game-sealing save with no time left.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND DOMINATES SECOND HALF

Lynchburg led by three at halftime, but a momentum-shifting third quarter flipped the advantage over to Western New England. The Golden Bears scored six of the seven goals of the period and then the final three goals of the game in a 14-10 win over the Hornets.

Jared Newall scored four times, Dylan Hanley had a hat trick and Matt Greer had three assists.

ST. LAWRENCE SURVIVES ON LATE SAVE

Josh Huiatt kickstarted a late three-goal run for St. Lawrence with under six minutes left in the fourth quarter, a much-needed run that lifted the Saints to a 15-14 win over SUNY Cortland.

Tied at 12 before Huiatt scored, St. Lawrence followed with two goals from Ben Murtagh for a 15-12 lead with 3:42 to play. SUNY Cortland cut the deficit to 15-14 with 1:33 left on Caden Yancey’s score, and the Red Dragons tried to tie the score with 18 seconds left, but William Helm secured the win with a save for St. Lawrence.

NOTABLE

  • Will Byrne netted eight goals and one assist, Patrick Fitzgerald scored five times and Zach Chandler had two goals and four assists as Bowdoin toppled Colorado College 23-8. The Polar Bears took 63 shots and limited Colorado College to 38.

  • Cabrini scored seven of the last nine goals and was led by Dillon McManus’ four goals and one assist in a 14-8 takedown of Washington and Lee. Mikey Vanaman, Austin Bolton, Max Drift and Dan Bennett each scored twice.

  • Dylan Rice and Alex Brendes each scored five times, and three players — Drew Miller, Robby Adams and Brady Altobello — had three goals each in Christopher Newport’s 29-5 throttling of Sewanee. The Captains won 29 of 37 faceoffs.

  • Chris Brandau made 15 saves and both Sam Campbell and James Isaacson scored four goals in Dickinson’s 20-6 win over Stevens. Skyler Schluter led all players with seven points (three goals).

  • One week after losing in the conference tournament, Gettysburg rebounded with a 14-8 win over Roanoke. Connor Hume had four goals and Spencer Knife had four assists.

  • RIT scored the final eight goals of the second half but coasted for just about every second of a 22-6 win over Albion. Spencer Bell led the Tigers with four goals and one assist.







  • Cross Ferrara scored five times and both Isaac Thrasher and Charlie white scored four times as Salisbury blew past Stockton 22-13. Jack Dowd had a game-high five assists.

  • Joe Post won 18 of 22 faceoffs and Nicholas Miller scored six goals in an 18-11 St. John Fisher win over Catholic. SJF dominated possession, winning 23 of 31 faceoffs and forcing Catholic into seven failed clears.

  • Tufts took 92 shots and 11 players scored multiple goals in a 33-10 win over Norwich. The Jumbos scored the first 11 goals of the game.

  • Union scored 10 of 11 goals between the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the fourth in a 14-7 win over John Carroll. Peter Burnes and Keaton McCann each had three goals. Dan Donahue made 11 saves for Union.

  • Leading by two goals late, Wesleyan ended with three unanswered goals for some breathing room in a 19-14 win over RPI. Justin Hazard had four goals and two assists, and both Matt Gill and DJ Dixon had three goals and one assist.

  • York allowed just one goal through three quarters in a 16-4 win over Denison. Six Spartans scored two goals, but it was Jack Grayson who led with two goals and five assists.

FULL SCOREBOARD

Bowdoin 23, Colorado College 8
Cabrini 14, Washington and Lee 8
Christopher Newport 29, Sewanee 5
Dickinson 20, Stevens 6
Gettysburg 14, Roanoke 8
MIT 13, Amherst 12
RIT 22, Albion 6
Salisbury 22, Stockton 13
St. John Fisher 18, Catholic 11
St. Lawrence 15, SUNY Cortland 14
Tufts 33, Norwich 10
Union 14, John Carroll 7
Wesleyan 19, RPI 14
Western New England 14, Lynchburg 10
*York 16, Denison 4

* Third-round game; York advances to quarterfinals on May 21.

THIRD-ROUND MATCHUPS
ALL GAMES SUNDAY, MAY 15

Christopher Newport vs. Wesleyan, 3 p.m.
Dickinson vs. Gettysburg, 3 p.m.
Union vs. Western New England, 3 p.m.
RIT vs. MIT, 3 p.m.
Bowdoin vs. St. Lawrence, 3 p.m.
Salisbury vs. Cabrini, 3 p.m.
Tufts vs. St. John Fisher, 4 p.m.

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