Pool B shook out today as expected, despite Harvard Redline’s best efforts. Piers MacNaughton and MarkVanderberg played fantastically against the Hodags this morning, in what was certainly the pool B game of the day. This game also had the coolest play I’ve seen so far this weekend. As Wisconsin used rapid-fire handler movement near the goal line, a wide open throw presented itself. MacNaughton appeared out of nowhere with the layout d. It was completely MacNaughty. Although they didn’t come out on top, Redline has to be excited for their future. Mark Vandenberg is only a freshman, and he has all the tools to be a future Callahan nominee. You heard it here first..
Carleton took care of Harvard and Cornell to clinch the pool and a berth in quarters, where they will meet UNCW. Cornell finished winless, and although DUF put up a great fight against the Hodags they just didn’t quite have enough. Another bold prediction: Chris LaRocque of DUF will compete for the Callahan next year as a junior. He’s that good.
A surging UNC Darkside team would eliminate Harvard inprequarters, but the shocker of the day was the Hodags’prequarters result. In what many thought would be an easy win, the UC Davis Dogs ended the Hodags’ season in a game that never was very close. An incredibly disappointing result for the Hodags and Coach HectorValdavia, as this was what many though would be “their year”. The Hodags will be back, however, MacNaughtier than ever.