College Roundup: Michel, Dauw, Heller Shine

Freshman attack Colton Michel (Peninsula ’15) had three goals and an assist in his collegiate debut Saturday, but Colby College came up short in an 11-10 loss to Hamilton.

Michel helped the Mules to a 5-0 early lead with two goals and an assist in the first quarter, but Hamilton came roaring back and led 8-6 at halftime. In the third quarter, Michel scored on a man-up to tie the game 9-9.

Hamilton sophomore middie Jack Temko (Harvard Westlake ’14) did not appear in the game.

Dauw Dominant

Freshman attack Matthew Dauw (Chaminade ’15) scored three goals and had two assists as DePauw improved to 2-1 with a 12-9 win over Cornell College.

Dauw scored unassisted in the first quarter to pull the Tigers within 3-2, then had an assist in the second period as they went up 6-4 at the break. He scored again early in the third period on a man-up to restore the two-goal margin at 7-5, then assisted on another goal eight minutes later to make it 9-7. His final goal opened the fourth-quarter scoring and gave the Tigers a three-goal cushion at 11-8.

Dauw leads DePauw with seven goals and five assists in his first three collegiate games.

Storming Back

Nick Heller (Beverly Hills ’13) scored two goals, including the game-tying tally with 2:47 left as St. John’s rallied to beat Siena 10-9. Heller also collected the ground ball that started the fast break that ended with the game-winning goal by Brian Gaffney with 1.9 seconds left for the team’s first win of the season.

Heller has three goals and an assist in five games this season for the Red Storm (1-4). He also has been credited with 18 ground balls.

Other notable performances

  • Freshman Mitch Galer (Agoura ’15) scored his first collegiate goal, won 12 of 22 face-offs and collected seven ground balls Saturday to help MIT to a 13-7 win over Skidmore. After the Engineers scored for a 12-7 lead with 3:28 to play, Galer won the face-off, scooped the ground ball and scored unassisted. Earlier in the week, Galer won 11 of 23 face-offs in a 12-8 win over Emmanuel College.
  • Freshman Stanton Gilbertson (Palos Verdes ’15) collected two ground balls for Hobart (2-2) in the Statesmen’s 12-6 win over Binghamton. Gilbertson has appeared in three games and has three GBs and one turnover.
  • Aurora University did not play this weekend, but a check of their team stats shows that after three games, middie Nick Glaser (Agoura ’14) has three assists; middie JK Torres (West Ranch ’14) has a goal and an assist and six ground balls; and defender Bryce Wallgard (Newbury Park ’15) has three ground balls and six caused turnovers.