Courtney Testa from FUEL is the mother-living truth.When I helped cover Pool C, I watched her casually rip hucks all throughout their game against Whitman, get blocks, and keep on playing.The senior defender is a workhorse with a blazing first step, making him good in the small spaces at the front of Brown’s zone and on opposing handlers.On a turn he’s the straw that stirs the drink; getting open, distributing, and shooting when necessary.He anchored a sneaky efficient O-line all weekend was huge for D-line conversion when NUT tightened their lines to pull out a comeback win against Auburn (to take their place in the bracket).Robert Alongi (Auburn) stood out this whole weekend, but particularly in the Auburn vs Northwestern game, Alongi was a force on defense.The stats haven’t been refreshed through the last round but up until then he was 3rd in the tournament in goals with 12, and most of them were from him roofing people on jump balls.
Loveseth tweet I haven’t followed both divisions super closely, but I have a hard time imagining any time had a better improvement from the start of their tournament to now than Oregon Fugue.
He tallied 5 blocks against NUT, 3 of which were pretty filthy layouts.
Auburn has a few household names and up until this weekend Alongi wasn’t among them, but he’s on my radar going forward.
Getting upset by NC State in round one in pretty definitive fashion was a nightmare start.
They lost again later that day to Stanford but played better overall.
She also has three assists and just five turnovers.