April 14, 2014
Hofstra (+5): With an overtime win over Cornell on Long Island, the Pride were victorious for the fifth straight game. They trailed 9-7 with 3:22 left in the fourth quarter and rallied to win on Mike Malave’s OT strike. Hofstra is also 3-0 in the CAA and, should it not win the conference AQ, has boosted its NCAA tournament at-large resume.
Johns Hopkins (+4): The Blue Jays earned their first top-10 victory of the season with a comprehensive 11-6 win over visiting Maryland. Johns Hopkins held the rival Terps to just two goals entering the fourth quarter.
Syracuse (+3): The Orange pulled out an 11-10 double-overtime thriller against North Carolina at the Carrier Dome on Saturday night to follow a five-goal win over New York foe Cornell on Tuesday.
Cornell (-5): All of a sudden, the Big Red are reeling with three straight losses to Harvard, Syracuse and Hofstra after nine straight wins to start the season. Now the focus is on finishing the Ivy League slate strong. Cornell is tied with Harvard for the league lead with 3-1 records and faces Brown and Princeton before the Ivy tournament.
Maryland (-3): The Terps need to regroup quick with Notre Dame on the docket Saturday. Can the young offense get back on track against a program with traditionally one of top defenses in the country?
Air Force (20): Air Force joined the “also considered” ranks last week, and arrives in the Top 20 for the first time this year with a 16-8 win over then-ECAC leader Fairfield in Colorado Springs, Colo. The senior-laden Falcons have won six straight games and have seemed to figured themselves out after a slow start to the season. We’ll know more about them when they play Ohio State this week.
Towson (previously 20): The Tigers were nearly shutout by Penn State, only managing to score in the final minute of the game, an 8-1 loss. Towson is now 2-2 in the CAA, behind Hofstra and Drexel.