UMass outshot Army by a better than 2-to-1 margin as the 16th-ranked host Minutemen defeated the 12th-ranked Black Knights 8-5 today.

Former St. Anthony’s star Will Manny had a goal and two assists for UMass.

For video highlights and the box score, click here.

Defending national champion Duke looked impressive in its opener, rolling to a 20-6 victory over visiting Siena.

Zach Howell had seven goals and two assists for the Blue Devils. David Lawson had a goal and three assists. To view the complete stats, click here.

Nick Galasso, who helped West Islip win four Class A state titles in his five varsity seasons, made his first college game a memorable one. Galasso, the consensus No. 1 national recruit for the Class of 2010, had four goals and one assist as the Tar Heels held off visiting Robert Morris 14-11. You can check out the box score by clicking here.

It was one of several Division I openers played today.

Here’s a rundown of the scores:

Duke 20, Siena 6

Navy 14, VMI 8

UMass 8, Army 5

Ohio State 20, Mercer 2

Delaware 19, Presbyterian 4

Lehigh 16, St. Joseph’s 7

Bellarmine 9, Detroit 6

North Carolina 14, Robert Morris 11

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19 Responses to “Week 1 college roundup: UMass upsets Army; Duke rolls past Siena; Galasso scores big in UNC debut; other scores”

  1. T-Bird Lax says:

    Nice win for UMass. Kinda surprised UNC didnt beat Bobby Morris by a lot more but nice debut for Galasso.

  2. Beach Lax says:

    Dang 4-1 in ur first college game. That’s sickkkk

  3. Lions Den says:

    Tremendous debut Nicholas! Keep making us proud!

  4. nymike says:

    I know there are several factors at work but how can mercer begin a D1 program when all these bigger schoolsbin vigger conferences cant or wont

    • NYmike says:

      wow – that’s the last post I try to send from my phone with the sun on the screen. “schools in bigger conferences can’t or wont'” of course. Particularly Big Ten and ACC schools with huge athletic programs – and it can’t all be a title IX issue.

      • BigBadBear says:

        many factors here, I happen to know a bit about football team in the football happy south…lacrosse is much less expensive to start up than football.they are using lacrosse to attract kids to the school, and Ga is beginning to see a big uplift in High School lacrosse..what’s a bit surprizing to me is that Ohio State would even schedule them…and I am also way surprized by that Sienna score, they really got walloped..

        • Lax Novice says:

          FYI. Mercer vs. Dartmouth at Darien HS, Sunday March 6th, 1pm.

          • nymike says:

            Thats some big fish to play in a first year program, no? when we left Ga in “04 there were maybe 8 HS teams in the state. now they have a real competitive travel team in the Peaches and a top team in the SE in Lovett. And now Mercer?

  5. Just sayin says:

    Gallasso is legitttt

  6. WI Guy says:

    Solid opening win for Duke vs. a Siena team that is very competitive. Justin Turri will have to be the man this year!

  7. FrankUrso says:

    Nice Job by Zach Howell – the Huntington boy who anchored those brilliant Blue Devil teams with the Brattons – consistently under the radar but consistently putting up big numbers and being an acknowleged team leader.

  8. slacrosse says:

    Pretty surprised that Hofstra only beat Colgate 6-3!!

  9. Observer Lax says:

    I agree slacrosse but it is the opening game and it sounds like Colgate may have held the ball?

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