Junior attack Grant Consoletti (Oak Park ’12, pictured above left) had a goal and two assists Saturday, as host UMass broke open a 6-6 game to upset visiting No. 11-ranked Ohio State 16-9 and even its record at 1-1.
Elsewhere, freshman Matthew Dauw (Chaminade ’15, pictured above right) made his collegiate debut for NCAA D-III DePauw. See below for details.
In Amherst, Ohio State led 4-2 after the first quarter, but UMass forged a 6-4 lead before the Buckeyes (2-1) rallied to tie just before halftime. But Consoletti found middie Dan Muller for the go-ahead goal with two second left in the half. The Minutemen entered the fourth quarter with a 12-8 lead, and after Ohio State had cut the UMass lead to 12-9 with 10:52 to play, Consoletti scored unassisted at the 9:25 mark to restore a four-goal cushion.
Consoletti has two goals and three assists in two games thus far.
- Zach Henkhaus (Palos Verdes ’12) was credited with one ground ball and charged with two turnovers in Bucknell’s 13-8 win over Fairfield.
- Midfielder Nick Heller (Beverly Hills ’13) scored a goal and had five ground balls for St. John’s in it’s season-opening 19-11 loss at Rutgers on Feb. 12. He followed that with an assist and five GBs in an 8-7 loss to Jacksonville last Thursday. The Red Storm plays at Stony Brook on Sunday.
- Defender Steven Tusing (Agoura ’13) had one ground ball as NCAA D-II Lindenwood opened its season with a 19-7 win over Shorter on Saturday. Last season, Tusing started 14 of 18 games in which he appeared and was credited with 12 ground balls and three caused turnovers on the season. He had 17 GBs and 12 CTOs as a freshman.
- Rollins College lost to Mount Olive 11-8 last Sunday to fall to 2-1 on the season. Attack Jack Vonarb (Crespi ’12) had a goal and an assist in the loss. Vonarb leads the Tars in assists with five through three games. He is second in points with eight. Rollins doesn’t play again until a Feb. 28 trip to Lindenwood.
- Midfielder Nick Glaser (Agoura ’14) picked up three assists Saturday as D-III Aurora improved to 2-0 with a 20-14 win over Illinois Wesleyan. Freshman defender Bryce Wallgard (Newbury Park ’15) was credited with one ground ball and one caused turnover for Aurora. He also picked up three penalties. Middie JK Torres (West Ranch ’14) did not appear in the game, according to the box score. Torres had one assist and three ground balls in the Spartans’ season-opening 17-11 win over John Carroll.
- Freshman attack Matthew Dauw (Chaminade ’15) had in three of DePauw’s four goals in Saturday’s season-opening 10-4 loss to Rhodes, assisting on one goal and scoring two more.