Midweek Notebook: Dane's Keep Rolling, Upstate NY Action

Binghamton Athletics
       This week's midweek games were not the most marquee but we still had some great action. The majority of the action was on Tuesday when we had three games and they all included a New York team.
One stellar performance on Tuesday was Cornell and their domination. On Wednesday we had the biggest midweek game when Albany took on Harvard. All of these games were very exciting and fun to watch. Obviously, Albany and Harvard was a great offensive showcase, but we had some other great games as well.

Tuesday, March 27th

   Binghamton 13 vs Siena 11

      The Binghamton Bearcats got their second win of the season against a fellow New York foe in Siena. The Bearcats really had a good showing against the Saints. The Bearcats were lead on offense by midfielder Jon Perotto who had 3 goals, 1 assist for four points. Also, they really shared the sugar really well as a lot of guys put up goals and got assist. Binghamton also gobbled up a total of 33 ground balls. 
      Siena seemed to be one step behind in every aspect of the game. I really liked some things that they did, but they just couldn't seem to catch up to the Bearcats. The Saints offense was lead by attackman Chris Robertson who had 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points. One stat that stands out to me is that Siena was almost perfect in the clearing game, as was Binghamton. Also, nobody converted any man-up opportunities.

   Canisius 9 vs Hobart 19

      The Hobart Statesman traveled to Buffalo to take on the Griffins of Canisius. Hobart was seen as a slight underdog coming into this game, but showed the Griffins what they could do. Hobart did very well on offense as they were able to put up a season high of 19 points. Their offense was lead by attackman / midfielder Justin Scott. The Ontario native had an impressive 6 goals. The spotlight was shared as many different guys were able to find the back of the net.
      Canisius just couldn't play up to par with Hobart today. It really was surprising to me because of how well I had seen them play in the past. Their leader on the offensive end was Connor Kearnan who had 4 goals and 2 assist. Canisius was really able to take shots, 46 of them, but they just weren't going in. The Griffins really just struggled in every area and that ultimately lead to them being defeated.

   Cornell 23 vs Air Force 5

      Well, this game was a blowout before it even started. That Jeff Teat lead Cornell offense was just on fire. Jeff Teat had 3 goals and 4 assist for the Big Red to make for 7 points. The man was on fire as well as numerous other offensive guys for Cornell. Cornell really passed well and a lot of guys were able to contribute. 
      Air Force is really struggling this season and you can see it. They really just have a lot on their backs right now and I think that has weighted them down. They have still been good though, not great but good. You could see where they just couldn't get anything going on offense or defense. Their offense was lead by Matthew Schwartz who has 2 goals and Nick Hurby who had 1 goal. The Falcons just need to figure something out and figure it out fast. 

Wednesday, March 28th

   Albany 14 vs Harvard

      The Dane Train stayed rolling as they defeated Harvard on Wednesday night. Albany was lead by their usual suspects. Tehoka had 2 goals and 4 assist. Connor Fields just had 1 assist. Their top offensive guys were Kyle McClancy with 3 goals as well as Justin Reh. The Danes really had contributions everywhere. Their Goalie JD Colarusso even had an assist. The Danes stay on top and keep rolling.
      The Harvard Crimson played well but not well enough. I still like Harvard and think they are a great team but they just aren't as good as Albany. The Crimson were lead by their star Morgan Cheek who had 2 goals and 1 assist. Harvard really did show some firepower on both ends of the field early, but as the game went on they were outmatched. Harvard just didn't have it in them. Frankly, I don't think anyone has it in them to beat the Danes. 

Game Highlights

      Binghamton vs Siena

      Cornell vs Air Force